Majority of Stolen Guns in Nashville Taken from Vehicles

Most of the guns stolen in Nashville this year have been taken from vehicles.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is urging residents to lock their car doors, secure valuables, especially guns, and remove all keys, including spares, to prevent theft.

This year, 351 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville, with 15 taken just last week. Out of 503 guns stolen in Davidson County in 2024, nearly 70% have been taken from automobiles. This marks a 38% decrease from last year when 570 guns had been stolen by this time.

MNPD’s initiative to combat car theft and related crimes, which began on February 1, has led to 530 arrests, recovery of 290 stolen vehicles, and 110 guns.

Vehicle burglaries often coincide with vehicle thefts. Many cars remain easy targets because keys are left inside or are easily accessible to thieves. Stolen vehicles, like guns taken from cars, are frequently used in criminal activities, including carjackings and robberies.

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Detectives Seek Shoplifting Suspects in Perfumania Case

South Precinct detectives are investigating an attempted shoplifting incident at Perfumania in the Tanger Outlets involving four suspects who fled without the stolen items when bystanders intervened; the public is urged to contact Crime Stoppers with any information, and images of the suspects and their vehicle can be viewed [here](