DC announces plans to hand out free car tracking tags in response to increased thefts

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city’s metropolitan police announced the launch of a program that will provide drivers free digital tracking tags for their vehicles in the event they are stolen. Drivers in selected police service areas (PSAs) of the District, where police have seen the greatest spike in vehicle theft, will get a free tracking tag to install in their vehicles.

DC POLICE ARREST BOY, 12, FOLLOWING ARMED CARJACKING IN BROAD DAYLIGHT: ‘IT’S GOTTEN SO BAD’ The District has implemented other initiatives, including a wheel-lock distribution program, a partnership with Hyundai to upgrade over 1,100 vehicles with new anti-theft software and a dash cam distribution program for local rideshare and mobile delivery drivers. In 2022, there were an estimated 1,001,967 car thefts in the U.S.

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