NYPD to Deploy Dedicated Vehicles to Spot Stolen Cars in Every Precinct
As car thefts around the city are on the rise, the NYPD is responding by deploying a dedicated vehicle in every one of its 77 precincts around the city to spot stolen vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with special license plate readers, which will spot a vehicle that has been reported stolen.
According to Mayor Eric Adams, these cruisers will be patrolling the city 24/7, enabling them to spot a stolen vehicle in record time.
There have been 10,632 car thefts in New York City so far in 2023.
NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell said that police recover 85% of stolen vehicles in the same borough from where they were stolen—and the deployment of the new, dedicated vehicles is sure to go a long way in helping police recover stolen vehicles even faster.