Monday, 27 June 2022 15:06

Catalytic Converter Thefts Seen as Growing Problem in Arkansas

Written by Mike Jones and Tracy Neal, Arkansas Democrat Gazette

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A Rogers, AR, used car dealership reported recently to police that catalytic converters had been stolen off three of its vehicles---a local occurrence of a problem that has intensified nationwide over the past few years.

An analysis by BeenVerified, a public data company, found catalytic converter thefts in 2021 more than quadrupled from 2020.


Catalytic converter thefts continue to grow in 2022. In the first four months, BeenVerified estimated nearly 26,000 thefts nationwide, an increase of 33% year-on-year.


Arkansas had 19 reported catalytic converter thefts in 2019, 58 in 2020 and 275 in 2021, according to BeenVerified.


To read more, see the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.