Majority of Stolen Guns Taken from Vehicles in Nashville

Nearly 70% of guns stolen in Nashville this year were taken from automobiles.

The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is urging residents to lock their vehicle doors, secure valuables – especially firearms, and remove their keys. As part of a special initiative launched on February 1st to combat car theft and related crimes, the MNPD has made 284 arrests and recovered 165 stolen vehicles and 77 guns.

So far in 2024, 214 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville, with 18 taken just last week. The total number of guns stolen in Davidson County this year is 307, meaning nearly 70% of stolen firearms have been taken from automobiles. This represents a 36% decrease compared to the same time last year when 337 guns had been stolen from vehicles.

In addition to vehicle burglaries, vehicle theft remains a significant issue as many automobiles are left as easy targets due to keys being left inside or made accessible to thieves. Similar to guns taken from vehicles, these stolen cars are frequently involved in criminal activities such as carjackings and robberies.

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