Governor Hochul Announces $8.7 Million in Stolen Vehicles and Parts Recovered for New Yorkers,  January 31, 2024

DMV Investigators Recovered 286 Vehicles and 157 Auto Parts in 2023

Comprehensive Auto-Theft Reduction Strategy is Working, with Motor Vehicle Thefts Down 50% in Rochester, 45% in Buffalo

Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that DMV investigators recovered 286 stolen vehicles valued at nearly $8.6 million and another $152,000 in stolen auto parts in 2023, as the State ramps up efforts to crack down on skyrocketing auto thefts. The recoveries are up 19 percent from the $7.3 million recovered in 2022, and a 67 percent increase from the $5.2 million recovered in 2021.

“Keeping New Yorkers safe is my top priority,” Governor Hochul said. “I launched the Comprehensive Auto-Theft Reduction Strategy to support our law enforcement and protect New Yorkers from theft, and these investments are paying off.”

In addition to the 286 vehicles recovered, DMV investigators recovered 157 auto parts, nearly twice the number of parts recovered in 2022. Continue article