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With Car Thefts Up 160% Year to Date, Vallas Demands Solutions from City Hall

Vallas: Chicago is Facing a Car Theft Epidemic and Mayor Lightfoot is Silent

Mayoral frontrunner Paul Vallas is demanding solutions from City Hall with new crime statistics showing that car thefts are up a staggering 160% year to date compared to the same time period last year. In total there were 3,263 reported car thefts from January 1st to February 5th, an average of nearly 100 per day. Mayor Lightfoot has been silent about this car theft epidemic, refusing to offer any new solutions or approaches to stem the tide of wanton theft that is plaguing the city.

“It’s clear that Mayor Lightfoot has no plans on how to stop the epidemic of carjackings and vehicle thefts that are plaguing our city, many of which are now brazenly occurring in broad daylight,” said Vallas. “My public safety plan calls not just to remove the current incompetent leadership appointed by Mayor Lightfoot, but to fill the ranks at CPD and push officers back down to the local beats to proactively prevent crime. Chicago needs a Mayor who will put reducing crime and public safety first, and it’s clear that Mayor Lightfoor isn’t getting the job done.”

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