Car thefts numbers on the rise in downtown St. Louis

Compared to last year, downtown has seen a 262% increase in car thefts.

Kevin Killeen
April 25, 2019 - 9:15 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Downtown remains a popular place for car thefts and car break-ins.

KMOX's Kevin Killeen crunched the numbers:

According to the latest numbers through March from St. Louis police, 29 vehicles were stolen downtown, a 262% increase from the same time last year. 

Also through March, downtown saw 134 car break-ins — a 35% drop through last March. 

The Central West End had 21 vehicle thefts through March, the same as last year. Central West End car break-ins are up 38%, with 63 smashed windows through March. 

Citywide, 649 vehicles were stolen through March, a 21% increase over last year. In the same time span, there were 778 car break-ins across the city, which is a 19% drop from last year's March totals.

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