Philadelphia hit a citywide record of 1,000 carjackings this year as vehicle theft, and overall crime continue to skyrocket.
With time still left in 2022, the 1,005 total carjackings surpassed the previous record of 847 in 2021, doubling from the 410 seen in 2020. In 2019, the city only saw 225 carjackings. Reporter Steve Keeley said, “The majority of 2022’s 1,005 Philadelphia carjackings, so far, happened while 672 victims were sitting in parked vehicles.”
Of the carjackings this year, 113 were delivery drivers, 26 occurred at a gas station, and 19 drivers were reportedly carjacked at red lights. The most popular models stolen were Hondas, Toyotas, and Nissans.
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