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Bellingham vehicle thefts spiked in 2022, then dropped in 2023

Spike tied to law changes, TikTok challenge and exodus of police officers

Cars merge onto Interstate 5 from Iowa Street. Vehicle thefts in Bellingham dropped in 2023 after spiking in 2022. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Isaac Stone Simonelli Enterprise/Investigations Reporter
Auto thefts in Bellingham spiked in 2022 before dropping to a four-year low in 2023, according to da

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