NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Newark has become a center for carjacking.
Three of the suspects in the Dec. 15 carjacking murder at The Mall at Short Hills were from Newark. The fourth was from nearby Irvington.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
The New York Times reported that Newark had seen carjackings fall in recent years, but they have returned with a vengeance. There were 345 alone in Newark in 2012, and 475 so far this year in Essex County. By comparison, 159 carjackings have been reported in New York City in 2013.