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Burglary Cases in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Fell in 2020

Burglary – defined as the unlawful entry of a structure, such as a home or business, to commit a theft or felony – is the most serious nonviolent offense tracked by the FBI. There were just over 1 million burglaries reported in the United States in 2020, resulting in billions of dollars in stolen property.

Most burglaries in the U.S. are committed in residential properties, and more often during the day than at night. Not only do victims of burglaries typically suffer material loss, but they can also be impacted psychologically. Many burglary victims have reported heightened anxiety, difficulty sleeping, feelings of vulnerability, and even post-traumatic stress disorder in some cases.

Encouragingly, burglaries are becoming less common in the United States, with total reported cases dropping by 7% in the most recent year of available data. The decline in the burglary rates nationwide is being driven by steep declines in burglary rates in some major metropolitan areas.

In the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise metro area, located in Nevada, the total number of burglaries fell by 33.2% – from 13,003 in 2019 to 8,683 in 2020. The resulting decrease in the area’s population-adjusted burglary rate was one of the largest of any U.S. metro areas.

The reported burglary rate in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise declined by about 198 incidents for every 100,000 people from 2019 to 2020. Despite the decrease, the metro area’s burglary rate of 375 reported incidents per 100,000 people is higher than the national rate of 314 burglaries per 100,000 people.

All crime data used in this story is from the FBI’s 2019 and 2020 Uniform Crime Reports. We considered all U.S. metropolitan areas for which the boundaries defined by the FBI match the boundaries as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

Rank Metro area 1-yr. decline in burglary rate (burglaries per 100k people) Burglaries per 100k people, 2020 Total burglaries, 2020 Total burglaries, 2019
1 Florence, SC 276 673 1,379 1,945
2 Sumter, SC 252 529 742 1,093
3 Lawton, OK 232 574 723 1,010
4 Vallejo, CA 218 615 2,751 3,727
5 Madera, CA 208 226 353 682
6 Sebring-Avon Park, FL 206 312 333 546
7 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 198 375 8,683 13,003
8 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 176 394 569 816
9 New Bern, NC 176 530 657 881
10 Burlington, NC 160 430 738 993
11 Panama City, FL 146 443 775 1,097
12 Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 146 399 593 816
13 Modesto, CA 146 332 1,825 2,628
14 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 141 414 889 1,171
15 Bakersfield, CA 139 708 6,358 7,595
16 Stockton, CA 131 369 2,817 3,771
17 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 127 181 279 472
18 Elmira, NY 127 159 131 238
19 Greenville, NC 120 350 638 852
20 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 119 275 1,165 1,670
21 Abilene, TX 117 330 568 765
22 Tallahassee, FL 115 445 1,728 2,154
23 Anchorage, AK 113 488 1,488 1,837
24 Monroe, LA 112 836 1,665 1,903
25 Lafayette, LA 105 515 2,523 3,031
26 Goldsboro, NC 104 615 758 887
27 Toledo, OH 104 365 2,337 3,011
28 The Villages, FL 100 139 191 318
29 Jacksonville, FL 98 316 4,996 6,410
30 Chico, CA 98 384 833 1,111
31 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 92 220 9,472 13,451
32 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 91 268 7,138 9,389
33 Wilmington, NC 88 372 1,127 1,380
34 Canton-Massillon, OH 88 402 1,591 1,946
35 Alexandria, LA 88 1019 1,541 1,682
36 Fort Wayne, IN 86 205 851 1,200
37 Rockford, IL 85 340 1,132 1,424
38 Spartanburg, SC 85 525 1,703 1,941
39 Fort Smith, AR-OK 83 520 1,303 1,506
40 Clarksville, TN-KY 83 286 893 1,145
41 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 83 287 1,015 1,317
42 St. George, UT 82 150 273 408
43 Charleston-North Charleston, SC 74 309 2,533 3,084
44 Roanoke, VA 74 209 656 887
45 Johnson City, TN 73 278 567 712
46 California-Lexington Park, MD 71 224 255 333
47 Gainesville, FL 69 339 1,120 1,345
48 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 69 369 17,140 20,268
49 Yuma, AZ 69 301 653 793
50 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 68 268 1,629 2,019

 

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