The streets are full of career criminals, partly due to the recession but also because liberal cities have relaxed rules for non-violent crimes.
What could lead to even more car thefts this year is the Los Angeles City Council recently defunding the LAPD to the tune of $150 million.
Crosstown also said the California Judicial Council's passing of a new zero-dollar bail policy was another contributing factor to the surge in thefts, which meant most non-violent crimes had no bail requirements as a way to mitigate the spread of the virus in jails.
A new report via Crosstown LA, who examined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) data, reveals that 5,744 vehicle thefts occurred between April and June, up 57.7% from the same period last year.
A COVID-19-induced recession, with exceptionally high unemployment in Los Angeles, has resulted in record-high auto thefts in 2Q20.