Chicago violence: BGA investigates juvenile carjacking suspects

Some suspects as young as 13, Chicago police data show

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Saturday, July 10, 2021
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The Better Government Association is investigating Chicago carjacking cases involving juvenile suspects.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Better Government Association is investigating rising carjackings in Chicago involving juveniles.

There were more than 1,400 carjackings in 2020, according to CPD data. Only 13% of those incidents saw an arrest.

Of that 13%, the BGA found at least 66 cases involved teens as young as 13. Most of those juveniles are from the city's South and West sides.

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City officials said they are working on programs for the juveniles involved in these crimes, like counseling, mentorship, therapy or after-school activities.

Sidnee King from the BGA joined ABC 7 Chicago Saturday to talk about the investigation.

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