State Department warns, educates people about carjackings - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

State Department warns, educates people about carjackings

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

More and more carjackings are happening in Memphis and across the country.

Memphis Police Department said 151 people were carjacked in Memphis in 2015. In 2016, that number increased to 195. 

The U.S. State Department said carjackings are the crime happening most in America. The department said a great way to avoid being a victim is avoiding the areas where carjackings happen most often:

  • High crime areas 
  • Lesser traveled roads (rural areas) 
  • Intersections where you must stop 
  • Isolated areas in parking lots 
  • Residential driveways and gates
  • Traffic jams or congested areas

The department also created a step-by-step guide for what you should do if you ever end up in the middle of a carjacking. Click here to read that guide.

Copyright 2017 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Three inmates injured in stabbing incidents at Easterling Correctional Facility

    Three inmates injured in stabbing incidents at Easterling Correctional Facility

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:14:03 GMT

    A spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Corrections confirms three inmates required outside medical treatment after being injured in two separate stabbing incidents that happened Friday, September 22 at Easterling Correctional Facility in Clio, Alabama.  

    More >>

    A spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Corrections confirms three inmates required outside medical treatment after being injured in two separate stabbing incidents that happened Friday, September 22 at Easterling Correctional Facility in Clio, Alabama.  

    More >>
  • Saban on how he handles the politics and football conversation

    Saban on how he handles the politics and football conversation

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:01:19 GMT

    "But to me, some of the things we do in our country, I grew up, they were unifying events and it’s a little painful to see that those things are not so right now. But I also respect everyone’s right not to be censored in terms of the way they express their beliefs."

    More >>

    "But to me, some of the things we do in our country, I grew up, they were unifying events and it’s a little painful to see that those things are not so right now. But I also respect everyone’s right not to be censored in terms of the way they express their beliefs."

    More >>
  • J-P: Fall temperatures on the horizon

    J-P: Fall temperatures on the horizon

    Monday, September 25 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-09-25 20:27:37 GMT

    The temperatures feel far from Fall across the state Monday. We'll see highs near 90 this afternoon. That's about 5-7 degrees above normal. We will not see much in the way of rain over the next several days.

    More >>

    The temperatures feel far from Fall across the state Monday. We'll see highs near 90 this afternoon. That's about 5-7 degrees above normal. We will not see much in the way of rain over the next several days.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly