How Bad Are Car Break-ins In New Orleans?

New Orleans has a problem with car break-ins. It is so bad that one local car window repair shop is now offering a monthly plan for customers.

From WWL-TV:

Car break-ins can cost people a hefty penny and auto glass repair shops are trying to keep up with demand.

From parking lots, to neighborhoods, car break-ins in New Orleans are happening daily.

“Come out to your car and the windows are all broken, this is ridiculous,” said one frustrated woman.

“Every day, every night now, it’s getting more bold,” said another citizen.

These incidents can shatter peoples’ sense of security, and in some cases, their budgets.

“I’m a student and I work as a bartender part time,” said one woman. “So I just paid like $200, which isn’t in my budget, to fix my window.”

Owner of Jazz Auto Glass, Leonard Smith, says cars are constantly coming in. Sometimes, after having just been there.

“So we’re fixing 15 to 20 a day,” Smith said. “And let me tell you I feel terrible. Matter of fact, we’re doing an Infiniti and this is their third time coming.”

Replacing a window can cost a couple hundred dollars. However, with so many people falling victim, Smith created a monthly membership to help drop the cost.

The article does say what the discounted monthly plan amount is. But Jazz Auto Glass could charge up to $400 per job, depending on the window.

Once again, crime has become a problem in New Orleans. It appears that Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the New Orleans Police Department are not prioritizing property crimes like this.


New Orleans needs to prioritize the enforcement of crimes against life and property. It seems the NOPD needs to increase patrols and put more cops on the streets. We also need the DA’s office and judges to throw the book at these thieves when they are caught.

Being soft on crime is the big thing these days but what we need is police and prosecutors to punish these thieves. Otherwise, Jazz Auto Glass will not be the only auto glass repair place offering a monthly plan.



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