Carjackings in Washington, DC, exceed 900 in 2023 as crime rates keep rising
There were more than 900 carjackings in the district this year, according to the most recent data, which was made public on Thanksgiving. Washington, D.C. is now seeing a steady increase in crime.
Recent statistics indicate that in 2023, there were 911 carjacking offenses reported. It is troubling to see that guns were used in an incredible 77% of these occurrences. With 159 charges made about these carjackings, the officials have only been able to close 244 cases thus far. It is noteworthy that a considerable proportion of the arrests—roughly 65%—involve minors. In 2022, there were 485 carjacking events, to put everything in context.
The Metropolitan Police Department states that carjacking is the act of forcibly taking an automobile.