DC Car Break-Ins on the Rise

Car Break-Ins, Thefts In Thousands

By Metro News

(Greenbelt, MD) — A new report from auto club Triple-A Mid-Atlantic says car break-ins and thefts are on the rise in the District. The group compiled police department records, showing 7,841 vehicle larcenies in 2011 alone. In 2010, more than seven-thousand vehicle thefts were reported in DC. So far this year, thieves have broken into more than three-thousand vehicles across the city. A Triple-A news release reads, quote, "First things first: Don’t be complacent about this." Spokesman John Townsend urges drivers to lock their vehicles parked on streets or in public garages

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