City of Nashville, TN

10/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/27/2021 13:46

More Than 70% of Guns Stolen So Far in 2021 Taken from Vehicles October 27, 2021

The MNPD strongly encourages Nashvillians to lock their automobile doors, secure any valuables---especially guns, and REMOVE THE KEYS.

So far this year, 974 guns have been stolen from vehicles in Nashville. More than 70% of ALL guns reported stolen in 2021 (1,369) were taken from vehicles. Last week, 23 guns were stolen from cars and trucks.

Going hand in hand with vehicle burglaries is vehicle theft. A review of last week's stolen vehicle reports in Nashville shows that 69% of the automobiles taken (37 of 54) were easy targets because the keys were left inside or made available to thieves. Two of the 54 vehicles stolen were left running without the driver present.

Just like guns taken from vehicles, these stolen autos are also routinely involved in criminal activities, including carjackings and robberies.