Carjacking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Carjacking is the unlawful of an automobile. It is also armed when the vehicle is occupied. such as in the rash of semi-trailer hijackings during the 1960s, the term hijacking was used for type of vehicle abduction, did not often include kidnapping of the and concentrated on the theft of the load, than the vehicle itself.

the later-day car- theft [ clarification needed ]. typically, the is armed, and the driver is forced out of the car the threat of bodily injury. In rarer cases, the driver is under the assault by a weapon and is as a passenger under duress, or to drive his or her abductor. Women are victimized in this latter [ citation needed ] .


Discussion [ edit ]

Africa [ edit ]

A sign in Africa warning drivers

is a significant problem in South where it is called hijacking ; are some roadsigns warning that certain areas are There were 16,000 in 1998 [ 3 ] (18 times the American per capita), and 60 murders a year from these. [ citation ]

In the late 1990s and early (decade), several new, anti-carjacking systems designed to the attacker were developed and in South Africa. where had become such a serious that they faced resistance from local and judiciary bodies. [ 4 ] Among was the now defunct Blaster. a small thrower that could be to the underside of a vehicle. [ 5 ]

United Kingdom [ edit ]

law has three levels of offence the Theft Act 1968. each to the mens rea (Latin for guilty and the degree of violence used. The serious is TWOC. which any unauthorized taking of a conveyance, s1 applies when the carjacker to permanently deprive the owner of and violent carjacking is an aggravated of theft under §8 robbery. [ needed ] Amid increasing cases in the UK. there has been discussion whether specific laws are necessary. The current is that all aspects of the offence are in the law, whether as road offences, public order the use of weapons and firearms, etc. and is no benefit in consolidating all the elements in one [ citation needed ]

United States [ edit ]

to the 1990s the term carjacking did not With the … of Ruth in Detroit, a new word was coined, new were passed, and a new crime part of the American landscape.

1991, cars were or simply stolen. But in 1991, a 22-year-old Detroit cashier, and friends went out in her new car and ended up on a street. Some men appeared in a station wagon, then chasing Wahl and her friends. finally stopped her, and … her, and then her car.

Suddenly, a crime that had not existed a year earlier was nationwide anguish. Detroit reported 205 carjackings in one 21-day

In 1992, Congress passed a law it a federal crime to use a weapon to through force or violence or a motor vehicle that had shipped through interstate Throughout 1993, articles carjackings appeared at the rate of than one a week in newspapers the country. [ 6 ]

In the United States, a law was in 1992 making carjacking a crime. This occurred great media attention the apparent spate of carjacking several of which resulted in The November 29, 1992, killing of two County Florida men by carjackers a stolen 9mm pistol resulted in the federal prosecution of a fatal [ 7 ]

The United States Department of estimates that in about of all carjacking attempts, the attacker in stealing the victim’s car. It is that, between 1987 and about 35,000 carjacking took place per year; between 1992 and 1996, 49,000 attempts took per year. [ 8 ] Many U.S. such as Louisiana and Arizona. defending oneself against entry of an occupied motor as part of their definition of homicide. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] [ 11 ]

Saudi Arabia [ edit ]

In Arabia, carjacking is a capital

History [ edit ]

The first carjacking took place on the road in March 1912. The Gang targeted a luxury Bouton in the Forest of Sénart. Paris and Lyon. France. The chauffeur and young secretary in the were …. [ citation ]

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