More than 900 cars were stolen in Portland in September alone

Police data shows car thieves strike most often in Northeast and Southeast Portland. Portland police say staffing shortages are making it hard for them to respond.

PORTLAND, Ore — Car thefts are on the rise in Portland. In September alone, 903 cars were reported stolen in the city. In August, there were 805 cars stolen. 

For comparison, the highest number of stolen cars in one month in 2020 was 658, according to police statistics. 

Police data also shows car thieves strike most often in Northeast and Southeast Portland, with Honda, Ford and Subaru models being the most often stolen.

The Portland Police

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