Majority of Guns Stolen in Nashville Taken from Vehicles

Nashville police urge residents to secure vehicles and remove valuables, especially firearms.

The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is strongly encouraging residents to lock their vehicle doors, secure any valuables—especially firearms, and remove their keys. This reminder comes as the department’s special initiative to combat car theft and related crimes, which began on February 1st, has resulted in 345 arrests and the recoveries of 191 stolen vehicles and 89 guns.

According to MNPD data, 239 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville so far this year, with 16 taken from automobiles just last week. The total number of firearms stolen in Davidson County this year is 340, meaning that 70% of guns stolen have been taken from vehicles. Compared to the same time last year, when 368 guns had been stolen from vehicles, there has been a 35% decrease so far in 2024.

The MNPD also notes that vehicle theft often goes hand in hand with vehicle burglaries. Many automobiles remain easy targets for thieves because keys are left inside or made available. Similar to guns taken from vehicles, these stolen autos are routinely involved in criminal activities, including carjackings and robberies. The police department urges residents to take precautions to secure their vehicles and belongings to help prevent these crimes.

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