Majority of Stolen Guns in Nashville Taken from Vehicles

Most stolen guns in Nashville this year were taken from vehicles.

The Nashville Police Department is urging residents to lock their car doors, secure valuables—especially firearms—and remove keys from vehicles. This year, 335 guns have been reported stolen from vehicles in Nashville, with 19 of those taken just last week. In total, 475 guns have been stolen in Davidson County in 2024, with 70% of these thefts occurring from vehicles. This marks a 38% decrease from the same period last year when 542 guns were stolen from vehicles.

Since February 1st, the MNPD’s special initiative to combat car theft and related crimes has led to 509 arrests, the recovery of 279 stolen vehicles, and the retrieval of 109 guns. Alongside vehicle burglaries, vehicle thefts have also been a significant concern, with many cars being easy targets due to keys left inside or accessible to thieves. These stolen vehicles are often involved in further criminal activities such as carjackings and robberies.

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