Carjackings have been on the rise nationwide, with major cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, DC, and New Orleans all citing a jump in this particular criminal activity over the past two years.
As troubling as the trend is for police departments and civilians across the country; there is increased concern over the fact that statistics show that teenagers are driving the increase in carjackings.
Detroit Police Chief James White joined host Lisa Brady on the Rundown recently to explain the reasons why he believes the number of youth carjackings has been climbing in America and why he feels there needs to be more focus on reducing juvenile crime in general.
Chief White discusses police programs that he says work to deter young people from criminal activity, and how his Detroit Police Department has brought down violent crime despite the increase in auto thefts.
Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the conversations in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire interview with Detroit Police Chief James White and hear more about the motivations behind carjackings and his thoughts on how we can reduce crime in American cities.