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Baltimore on pace to record 10,000 auto thefts this year

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(Baltimore, MD) -- Police say Baltimore City is on the verge of recording 10,000 auto thefts this year, a 224 percent jump over this time a year ago.

According to an incident report, the city has recorded more than 9,700 car thefts this year.

However, the reportshows the department's 28-day auto theft data reflects a 21 percent decrease in the rate of stolen vehicles.