Crime rates in Washington D.C. are soaring, reaching a point where even FBI agents are not spared from the impact of this alarming epidemic.
Recently, an FBI agent fell victim to a carjacking incident near Capitol Hill. As of now, specific details about the two suspects responsible for this crime have not been disclosed.
At about 3:45 p.m., two armed people took the vehicle belonging to the agency, said Washington, D.C., police and the FBI’s Washington field office. The agent was not harmed in the incident.
The vehicle was recovered by police just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday near the Lincoln Park area of D.C.
The FBI’s Washington field office and the Metropolitan Police Department’s carjacking task force are still investigating the incident.
Details about the two suspects whom police identified have not yet been released, police told NBC Washington. No arrests have been made yet.
The number of carjacking incidents in Washington, D.C., this year has more than doubled compared to last year. According to statistics from the Metropolitan Police Department, over 900 incidents have occurred this year so far, 77% of which involved guns.
The crime rates in major cities nationwide, including D.C., have reached such absurd levels that they’re bordering on the comical.
One can’t help but wonder, how many more instances of theft and murder must accumulate before we witness a tangible and necessary change?