By Gabrielle Galarowski and Kelli Hooser

Carjackings in Chicago have grabbed headlines in the past several months, but the number of cases has been significantly increasing over the past five years, and experts expect it to continue to rise.

The city first noticed this increase in 2017 with a total of 967 carjackings reported, a 30% increase from 2016.

Within the first few months of 2021, Chicago saw a high volume of carjackings compared to previous years. As of March 20, there were over 370 carjackings, putting the city on pace for a record 1,800 carjackings for this year.


Gabrielle Galarowski

I am 20 year old, who’s a former dancer, a Junior at University of Illinois at Chicago studying Communications.

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