Carjackings raced out of control in the Big Apple last year, surging 55 percent over 2020, according to new NYPD data Thursday — a day after two car thieves struck in Manhattan less than an hour apart.
“New York has become carjack city,” one NYPD official told The Post. “Between the guns and the low-risk of stealing cars, we’ve seen this explosion in carjackings.”
From 2018 to last year, carjackings in the five boroughs shot up 355 percent — led by a staggering 4,400-percent jump in the NYPD’s Manhattan North borough command and increases of more than 400 percent in the Bronx and Brooklyn North commands, the statistics show.
So far this year, police have reported 20 carjackings, five of them in the two Manhattan borough commands, which are made up of precincts, the department said Thursday.
Cops reported 510 carjackings last…