EL PASO, Texas – The El Paso Police Department reported a significant increase in vehicle burglaries in West El Paso at the same time the Northeast experienced a decrease.
Police Thursday released figures comparing the number of vehicle burglaries this year compared to the same time last year:
East El Paso experienced a 5% increase in vehicle burglaries West El Paso experienced a 46% increase Vehicle burglaries in Central El Paso are down 3% The Lower Valley experienced no change Northeast El Paso experienced an 8% decrease
Although several individuals have been arrested and charged, police said say the number of cases continue to rise on the Westside.
A total of 83% of vehicles burglarized on El Paso’s Westside since June 1, 2017 were either unlocked, unsecured, or no forced entry was used or found.
El Paso police urge vehicle owners to lock their vehicles, remove or hide valuables within the vehicle, and take their keys with them.