Chicago had a 31% increase in carjackings in just one year following the start of the pandemic, between 2020 and 2021. The city's numbers are higher than every other large city.
From Jan. 1, 2021 to April 14, 2022 there have been 2,296 carjackings in Chicago. Jeep Grand Cherokees and Toyota Camrys have been targeted the most by carjackers, data show.
Wicker Park carjackings have spiked tremendously in the past year, with four carjackings happening in the span of less than a week. Residents are concerned.