Police have arrested an 11-year-old boy for assault after a failed carjacking in Grand Rapids.

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West Michigan Crime Could See Rise In The Summer


Historically in cities in Michigan and around the country, when it gets hot, crime goes up. You through in inflation and families struggling to get by, as temperatures rise in West Michigan we may see a continued spike in crime.

In the summer months, burglaries go up by almost 11%, and because more people are out during this time interacting more with one another violent crime goes up too.

Michigan Violent Criminals Getting Younger

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It seems the criminals who are committing violent crimes are getting younger and younger in West Michigan. Back in early June, a 12-year-old held a store clerk at gunpoint at a Michigan gas station. The clerk ask if the kid was serious, then he fired the gun into the ceiling.

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Car thefts have consistently been on the rise as gas prices rise and temperatures rise.

11-Year-Old Grand Rapids Boy Arrested For Attempted Carjacking And Assault

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Fox 17 reported an 11-year-old boy from Grand Rapids and another boy attempted to carjack a woman in Wyoming on Woodward Avenue SW early Thursday morning. During the attempted carjacking the woman was assaulted by the two boys and taken to the hospital.


The Wyoming police managed to catch the 11-year-old boy but the other got away. The boy in custody is not talking to the police so it is making it difficult to locate the other boy.

If you or someone you know has any information regarding this case you are encouraged to contact the police in Wyoming at 616.530.7300. If you do not want to reveal your identity you can always provide tips using the Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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