Portland will likely end 2021 with more car thefts than any year since 1995

1,140 cars were reported stolen in November. That’s the highest monthly total since Portland police began publishing the data in 2015.

PORTLAND, Ore. — November was the worst month for car thefts in the city of Portland since police began publishing monthly data back in 2015. 

Last month, 1,140 vehicles were reported stolen, according to data from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). 

So far, there have been 8,024 car thefts reported this year — a 36% increase over the same time period in 2020.

That means 2021 is likely to be the worst year for car thefts since 1995, when police tallied

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