‘City Of Brotherly Love’: Check Out Philadelphia PD’s New Guide For Surviving A Carjacking

As the City of Brotherly Love endures a historic crime wave, the Philadelphia Police Department published a new guide to help residents survive a carjacking.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Commissioner Danielle Outlaw reported that there were 757 reported carjackings in Philadelphia last year — an increase of 34% over 2020. From those incidents, police arrested 150 individuals and cleared 93 investigations.

Outlaw also explained that the department is devoting assets to solve the problem:

Plainly put, the PPD has deployed additional resources to investigate these incidents and apprehend offenders. This includes plain-clothed officers deployed to targeted areas and an operational Task Force dedicated to combating carjackings within the city.

In addition, every PPD detective division, as well as our Major Crimes Unit, which investigates crime rings and trends, has assigned detectives to investigate patterns, hotspots, and develop intelligence pertaining to carjackings. Our intelligence bureau is also gathering information from multiple sources, participating in mutual exchanges of information with our law enforcement partners, and identifying locations, trends, and patterns associated with carjackings in the city. Along with our efforts, the Attorney General’s Office is aiding in investigating carjackings in Philadelphia while providing additional investigative technology to our Department.

In the meantime, Outlaw provided Philadelphians with a guide to surviving a carjacking.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

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