Majority of Stolen Guns in Nashville Taken from Vehicles

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

The Nashville Police Department is urging residents to lock their vehicle doors, secure valuables, particularly firearms, and remove keys from their cars.

So far in 2024, a total of 381 guns have been reported stolen from vehicles in Nashville, with 27 incidents occurring just last week. Out of the 541 guns stolen this year in Davidson County, 70% were taken from automobiles. This figure represents a notable decrease compared to the same period last year, when 602 guns were reported stolen from vehicles, marking a 36% reduction.

In response to these incidents, the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) launched a special initiative on February 1st aimed at combating car theft and related crimes. This effort has so far resulted in 558 arrests, the recovery of 300 stolen vehicles, and the seizure of 115 guns.

Vehicle theft often accompanies vehicle burglaries, as many cars are left vulnerable with keys inside or easily accessible to thieves. These stolen vehicles, like the guns taken from them, are frequently used in further criminal activities such as carjackings and robberies.

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Tennessee Promotes Firearm Safety with Free Locks

Tennessee’s Department of Safety and Homeland Security is distributing free 15-inch cable locks to encourage safe firearm storage and prevent accidents, theft, and misuse.