Metro Nashville experienced a 21-percent increase in reported auto thefts from 2017 to 2018, according to recent crime statistics from Metro police.
The data, which runs from January 1 through December 29 of both years, showed an uptick in all of the city’s eight precincts.
The biggest increase was in Central precinct, the area comprised of downtown, where the number of car thefts was up nearly 50-percent from 107 in 2017 to 160 in 2018.
North and Midtown Hill precincts followed with 41.6-percent and 38.8-percent increases respectively.
South precinct experienced the largest actual number of auto thefts at 587 in 2017 and 615 in 2018, an increase of about five-percent overall.
For the first 12 days of 2019, Metro police data showed the number of auto thefts down about 33-percent with 97 reported this year, compared to 143 during the same time period in 2018.
Which precinct do you live in? Here is the map provided by Metro police.
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