Pinellas Teen Auto Theft 2019-11-06T18:39:00-05:00

Pinellas Teen Auto Theft

The Pinellas County teen auto theft epidemic continues 

The Caruthers Institute conducted a solutions-driven study that combines national best practices with local knowledge gained from law enforcement, community leaders, and Pinellas youth who’ve been involved in thefts. The short-term goal is to reduce the number of teen auto thefts, while the long-term goal is to address root causes. The study includes recommendations for solutions and immediate next steps.   

To read the study, click here http://the-caruthers-institute.foleon.com/study/october-2019/

Study News Coverage

Here are ways to stem Pinellas’ teen car theft epidemic | Editorial (October 29 2019) Tampa Bay Times

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2019/10/28/here-are-ways-to-stem-pinellas-teen-car-theft-epidemic-editorial/

Study: Pinellas 2nd worst in Florida for teen auto thefts (October 29 2019) Channel 28 ABC Action News

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/driving-tampa-bay-forward/study-pinellas-2nd-worst-in-state-for-teen-auto-thefts 

Study shows Pinellas County has an “epidemic” of youth stealing cars for dangerous joyrides (November 5 2019) Bay News 9 In-Depth

http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaCenterPlayer.aspx?u=aHR0cDovL21lZGlhY2VudGVyLnR2ZXllcy5jb20vZG93bmxvYWRnYXRld2F5LmFzcHg%2FVXNlcklEPTM0NTEwNiZNRElEPTEyNDUyOTczJk1EU2VlZD0zMzQzJlR5cGU9TWVkaWE%3D

Teen auto theft in Pinellas is still an epidemic (October 27 2019) Tampa Bay Times

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2019/10/25/teen-auto-theft-in-pinellas-is-still-an-epidemic/

Is teen auto theft still out of control in St. Petersburg? Depends who you ask.  (August 19 2019)  Tampa Bay Times

https://www.tampabay.com/st-petersburg/is-teen-auto-theft-still-out-of-control-in-st-petersburg-depends-who-you-ask-20190815/

The Caruthers Institute led a research study on the issue of juvenile auto thefts and presented some of the findings to the city (August 15 2019) by Emerald Morrow  Channel 10 WTSP 

https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/st-pete-police-leave-program-focusing-on-reducing-juvenile-car-theft/67-46449ef7-c0f9-49ff-b5c3-9af4e811b038

Editorial: Smart ideas for reducing teen car thefts in Pinellas (March 27 2018) Tampa Bay Times

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/Editorial-Smart-ideas-for-reducing-teen-car-thefts-in-Pinellas_166774456

Researcher says Pinellas’ car theft crisis is fixable, but still more dangerous than most realize (March 26 2018) by Zachary T. Sampson Tampa Bay Times

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/Researcher-says-Pinellas-car-theft-crisis-is-fixable-but-still-more-dangerous-than-most-realize_166751074 

Editorial: Experts can help reverse deadly trend of teen car thefts in Pinellas (November 28 2017) Tampa Bay Times

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/Editorial-Experts-can-help-reverse-deadly-trend-of-teen-car-thefts-in-Pinellas_163080230

National study to focus on juvenile car theft epidemic in Pinellas (November 27 2017) By Lisa Gartner and Zachary T. Sampson Tampa Bay Times

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/National-study-to-focus-on-juvenile-car-theft-epidemic-in-Pinellas_162836287