Sunday, July 07, 2024

423 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville

Metro Nashville Press Release, July 2, 2024- The Nashville Police Department strongly encourages Nashvillians to lock their automobile doors, secure any valuables---especially guns, and remove the keys.

So far this year, 423 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville, 11 were taken from autos just last week. The total number of guns stolen this year in Davidson County is 594, which means that 71% of guns stolen so far in 2024 have been taken from automobiles. Last year at this same time, 663 guns had been stolen from vehicles, a 36% decrease so far this year.

MNPD’s special initiative to combat car theft and related crimes, begun on February 1st, has resulted in 589 arrests and the recoveries of 318 stolen vehicles and 119 guns.

Going hand in hand with vehicle burglaries is vehicle theft. Too many automobiles remain easy targets because keys are left inside or made available to thieves. Just like guns taken from vehicles, these stolen autos are also routinely involved in criminal activities, including carjackings and robberies.

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