KIII TV, By KIII Staff, June 22, 2021

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – It's being called an epidemic nationwide and in Corpus Christi as well.

The Corpus Christi Police Department is reporting that the city has seen a 312-percent increase of catalytic converter thefts since January 2020.

Just how bad is the problem? In 2020, there were 260 converters stolen. This year, there have been 312 stolen.

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