Why Carjacking Is on the Rise Among Teens in America

The crime has made a resurgence across the country over the past two years, and many of those arrested are startlingly young.

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Representative Mary Gay Scanlon Is Carjacked in Philadelphia

Five teenagers were arrested in Delaware on Wednesday after they were found in a car that was stolen from Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, who was not harmed, the authorities said.

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Minneapolis Police Investigate Punching of a Black Teenager by an Officer

The events were recorded on video by an eyewitness and came as residents had been protesting another teenager’s arrest in connection with what police said was a “violent felony carjacking.”

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Carjackings are up—and gig workers are getting victimized

A DoorDash Inc. delivery person arranges an order in the back of a vehicle outside of a DoorDash Kitchens location in Redwood City, California.

Enlarge / A DoorDash Inc. delivery person arranges an order in the back of a vehicle outside of a DoorDash Kitchens location in Redwood City, California. (credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images)

A DoorDash driver named Jeffrey Fang was returning to his minivan in San Francisco after completing a delivery last week when he noticed a stranger in his car. After a struggle, he told a local news outlet, another person, an accomplice, got behind the wheel and drove away. Fang’s children, 4 and 1, were still buckled inside.

Four hours later, after a frantic search by neighbors and law enforcement, the minivan was found in another San Francisco neighborhood, with the children safe and unhurt inside.

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San Francisco Rallied to Find a DoorDash Driver’s Missing Children

Spurred on by social media, residents searched the streets after Jeffrey Fang’s children were taken in a carjacking. The police ultimately found them, unharmed, across town.

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