Posted on November 28, 2023

DC Tops 900 Carjackings for Year on Thanksgiving Day

Brian Farrell, DC News Now, November 24, 2023

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) reported two carjackings on Thanksgiving, bringing the number of carjackings as of Nov. 23 to 901.

That’s more than double the amount MPD reported within the same time frame in 2022.


When it comes to 2023, as of Nov. 23, among other things:

  • 77% of carjackings involved guns.
  • 66% of the 157 arrests involved minors.
  • The age of most of the people arrested was 15.


Police departments throughout the DMV have acknowledged a regional increase in the number of carjackings.