Carjackings Up 126% In Radical Leftist Mayor Brandon Johnson’s Chicago

While many thought Chicago could turn around under new leadership, crime has surged even more under new Mayor Brandon Johnson (D).

Under former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, crime was getting out of control. During her failed reelection bid, many thought that electing a new mayor could fix the crime crisis. However, the city elected Johnson — who is even more far-left than Lightfoot — rather than his pro-law-and-order Democrat opponent Paul Vallas.

Now, under Johnson, crime is continuing to surge — especially carjackings, which are up 126%.

“While murders and shootings are slightly down from last year’s near-historic highs, crime in nearly every other category is up,” a Fox News reporter said in a clip shared on Twitter by RNCResearch.

“The number of carjackings is more than double what it was at this point a year ago,” the reporter added.

Johnson previously promised to make Chicago safer by addressing the supposed “root causes” of crime, but it appears that his policies have not succeeded.

From Friday to Sunday afternoon, nearly 30 people were shot in Chicago. By Monday morning, the number of shooting victims had risen to 33 — including six fatalities.

Chicago police recently issued a warning to Chicagoans about a recent rise in armed robberies, motor vehicle thefts and aggravated batteries on the city’s Near West Side — pointing to a group of three suspects that have been stealing unoccupied, idling vehicles belonging to food delivery drivers. The criminals then use the vehicles to commit robberies.

“The offenders exit the stolen vehicle, approach residents and demand the victims’ belongings at gunpoint,” according to Fox 32 Chicago.

Amid the rising crime, Johnson has repeatedly defended criminals — including a large group of teenagers who participated in four nights of violent rioting back in April. While he did technically denounce the violence and destruction, he chastised people for daring to “demonize” the rioters.

“In no way do I condone the destructive activity we saw in the Loop and lakefront this weekend. It is unacceptable and has no place in our city. However, it is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities in their own communities,” the mayor wrote in a statement.