Willing to kill for a car

Witkin, Gordon; Stern, Aimee
September 1992
U.S. News & World Report;9/21/92, Vol. 113 Issue 11, p40
Describes the rising problem of `carjacking,' the latest, most frightening version of auto theft, a crime that occurs every 20 seconds or so in America. Some 1.5 million vehicles were stolen nationwide in 1991; Car theft costs are at least $8 billion yearly; Reasons cited for the steady rise of auto theft; Carjacking mushroomed last year in cities like Detroit and Houston; The most popular venues for carjackers; Parts shopping; More.


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