Police reports indicate theft of automotive catalytic converters up across parts of US
Monday, June 21, 2021
Recent media reports indicate police are warning of increases in theft of auto-mobiles' United States. As recently as Friday, authorities in the city of , Texas told media the theft rate of the item is up 312% for their city. The parts contain an array of , which are quite valuable today. The converters serve to reduce harmful emissions.across parts of the
Prices of one of the metals, USD23–27 thousand. The converters also contain and , both of which are precious metals, both valuable. Just this year, police in , Washington report they've received 45 incident reports on stolen catalytic converters., has been increasing for past several months. According to multiple reports, one troy ounce, about 31 grams, of the metal was worth around
To curb the thefts, police recommend citizens park their car in a garage or in a well-lit area. Police also recommend installing security cameras in areas where owners park their car. Additionally, police suggest installing a piece of sheet metal to cover the catalytic converter can help thwart thieves.
- Alyssa Flores. "CCPD: Catalytic converter thefts up 312% in Corpus Christi" — , June 18, 2021
- Angelica Relente. "Lakewood sees rise in catalytic converter theft. Police offer tips to keep your car safe" — , June 17, 2021
- Cameron Langford. "Catalytic converter thefts a growing problem" — , May 29, 2021