Hochul unveils plan to fight rise in vehicle thefts
Governor Kathy Hochul is unveiling a plan to fight a rise in vehicle thefts across New York State.
Governor Hochul says the number of vehicle theft skyrocketed statewide during the coronavirus pandemic, but numbers are still rising in several areas of the state including New York City, Errie Monroe and Niagara counties.
"Too many New Yorkers are waking up in shock to an empty driveway or walking outside the barbershop and finding out the vehicle that got them there is no longer sitting at the curb."
Teenagers and young adults are the ones mostly being arreted for the vehicle thefts. Governor Hochul's plan includes sending five million dollars toward Youth Justice Alternatives and Diversion Programming, 50 million in new technology and equiptment for local authorities and she's having state police ramp up enforcement in high car theft areas.