Milwaukee community forum held to address carjackings, stolen car epidemic
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- State lawmakers talked about stolen cars and carjackings in Milwaukee on Monday evening.
State Representative Leon Young and others say it is the number of people being killed that is shocking.
The forum was open to the public. People who attended brought up questions such as how tough are laws on car thefts. Young said most of the people committing the crimes are teenagers.
"Look at like the year 2017, the average age is around 18, maybe 15 to 20 years ago the average age was in the late 30's, early 40's for someone to steal a car," said State Rep. Leon Young (D) Milwaukee.
Young also says the main reason cars are being stolen is to commit other crimes including armed robbery and selling drugs.