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FBI Credits Task Force With Decline in D.C. Carjackings

This is one decline in crime worth cheering about.

FBI's Joseph Persichin Jr./ticklethewire.com photo

FBI's Joseph Persichini Jr./ticklethewire.com photo

By Freeman Klopott
Examiner Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — Carjackings are on the decline in the District, running at about 200 this year compared with the approximately 600 in all of 2008, the FBI said, crediting a joint police FBI task force for the success.

The task force has been a “tremendous asset in fighting violent crime across the region,” said Joseph Persichini Jr., FBI assistant director for the Washington field office.

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