Special Report

American Cities With the Most Property Crime in Every State

Samuel Stebbins

16. Kansas: Wichita
> 2018 property crimes per 100,000 people: 5,619.0 (state: 2,633.9)
> Number of property crimes in 2018: 22,011 (28.7% of state total)
> Burglaries in 2018: 3,412 (27.2% of state total)
> Vehicle thefts in 2018: 2,773 (35.4% of state total)
> Poverty rate: 16.2%

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17. Kentucky: Bowling Green
> 2018 property crimes per 100,000 people: 4,851.5 (state: 1,962.6)
> Number of property crimes in 2018: 3,312 (3.8% of state total)
> Burglaries in 2018: 414 (2.4% of state total)
> Vehicle thefts in 2018: 217 (2.1% of state total)
> Poverty rate: 25.2%

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18. Louisiana: Hammond
> 2018 property crimes per 100,000 people: 10,335.8 (state: 3,276.0)
> Number of property crimes in 2018: 2,124 (1.4% of state total)
> Burglaries in 2018: 622 (2.0% of state total)
> Vehicle thefts in 2018: 117 (1.0% of state total)
> Poverty rate: 31.6%

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19. Maine: Bangor
> 2018 property crimes per 100,000 people: 4,095.0 (state: 1,357.8)
> Number of property crimes in 2018: 1,300 (7.2% of state total)
> Burglaries in 2018: 89 (3.3% of state total)
> Vehicle thefts in 2018: 60 (7.7% of state total)
> Poverty rate: 22.5%

20. Maryland: Salisbury
> 2018 property crimes per 100,000 people: 4,665.0 (state: 2,033.3)
> Number of property crimes in 2018: 1,548 (1.3% of state total)
> Burglaries in 2018: 195 (1.0% of state total)
> Vehicle thefts in 2018: 41 (0.3% of state total)
> Poverty rate: 25.1%