Carjacking have increased 500% in Philadelphia since 2019. Is there a mandatory minimum sentence for crime in Pennsylvania?
Philadelphia is on pace to have a record 1,400 carjackings, a 500% increase since 2019! There were 193 carjackings in 2017, but the number has increased substantially since that time with 409 in 2020, 847 in 2021 and 828 currently in 2022 with over a month remaining in the 2022. In addition to carjacking, theft from unattended vehicles has also increased substantially in Philadelphia with less than 2,000 in 2019 and over 9,000 in 2021!