Police report 68.75% reduction in firearms stolen from vehicles compared to previous month

Correction to previous post:

Corpus Christi Police Crime Analysts report a 68.75% reduction in firearms stolen from vehicles in April, 2016. There were five reports to the Corpus Christi Police Department of a firearm stolen from a vehicle in the entire month of April, 2016. There were 16 reports of firearms stolen from vehicles in March 2016. The Crime Analyst provided a revision to the previous report at 14:45 today.

The original information reported at 11:05am on May 16, 2016 is:

“Corpus Christi Police Crime Analysts report a 93.75% reduction in firearms stolen from vehicles in April, 2016. There was only one report to the Corpus Christi Police Department of a firearm stolen from a vehicle in the entire month of April, 2016. There were 16 reports of firearms stolen from vehicles in March 2016.

The Crime Analysts report that 43 firearms have been reported stolen from vehicles in all of 2016 up to the end of April and only 11 cases of recovered stolen firearms in Corpus Christi. The report details that 12 firearms were stolen from vehicles and 6 firearms recovered in January; 14 firearms were stolen from vehicles and 0 firearms recovered in February; 16 firearms were stolen from vehicles and 2 firearms recovered in March; and 1 firearm stolen from a vehicle and 3 firearms recovered in April.”

Corpus Christi Police encourage everyone not to leave a firearm in an unattended vehicle unless it is in a locked container that is attached to the vehicle. Anyone who has information about these burglaries should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.