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Sheriff announces efforts to curb carjacking epidemic

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced on Thursday, Dec. 9, new efforts his office is taking to stop the rise in carjackings in the county by focusing on improving access to tracking information.

Carjackings have increased approximately 43% in the County so far this year compared to the same period in 2020.

“We’ve been looking at how to curb this disturbing trend from all sides,” Dart said. “One that would help is getting quicker access to a stolen vehicle’s location after it’s taken. This will help recover vehicles sooner, quite possibly with the offenders still at . . .

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