Special Report

The City With the Fewest Larceny-Thefts in Every State

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Of all the most serious crimes tracked by the FBI — known as Part I offenses — larceny is by far the most common. There were 4.6 million cases of larceny-theft reported in the United States in 2020, accounting for nearly 60% of all Part I offenses, which also include murder, assault, robbery, rаpe, vehicle theft, and burglary. 

Larceny is a classification of crime that includes all nonviolent theft, with the exception of motor vehicle theft. Common examples of larceny include purse snatching, pick pocketing, shoplifting, and bicycle theft. According to the most recent available estimates from the FBI, larceny-thefts result in an estimated $5.9 billion in losses to victims annually. 

Though larceny-theft is relatively widespread in the United States, there are parts of the country where such crimes are not especially common and residents are at far lower risk of being the victim of theft than the typical American.

Using data from the FBI’s 2020 Uniform Crime Report, 24/7 Wall St. identified the city with the lowest larceny-theft rate in every state. Cities are ranked by the number of larcenies reported for every 100,000 people. 

It is important to note that in five states, there is only one eligible city with available data. In each of these cases, which are noted, the city listed ranks as having the lowest larceny theft rate by default only. In Hawaii, there are no qualifying cities with available crime data. 

Though each of the cities on this list ranks as having the lowest larceny theft rate in its respective state, larceny rates in these places vary considerably, from 33 incidents per 100,000 people to 2,343 per 100,000. Still, in the majority of the cities on this list, larceny theft rates are below the statewide rate as well as the national rate of 1,398 per 100,000.

Larceny, along with burglary and vehicle theft, is one of three criminal offenses that make up the property crime category. Due in large part to lower than average larceny rates, in most cities on this list, the overall property crime rate is lower than the comparable statewide rate. Here is a look at the city with the fewest property crimes in every state.

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Alabama: Enterprise
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,995.2 (Alabama: 1,515.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 570 (Alabama: 74,575)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,502.7 (Alabama: 2,136.8)
> Total property crimes: 715 (Alabama: 105,161)
> Population: 27,947

*Because Enterprise is the only eligible city in Alabama, it is the city with the fewest larceny-thefts by default.

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Alaska: Juneau
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,343.0 (Alaska: 1,611.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 748 (Alaska: 11,784)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,963.2 (Alaska: 2,260.5)
> Total property crimes: 946 (Alaska: 16,528)
> Population: 32,227

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Arizona: Florence
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 199.5 (Arizona: 1,656.0)
> Total larceny-thefts: 55 (Arizona: 122,898)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 264.8 (Arizona: 2,227.7)
> Total property crimes: 73 (Arizona: 165,323)
> Population: 26,420

Arkansas: Bella Vista
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 483.9 (Arkansas: 1,828.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 141 (Arkansas: 55,413)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 583.4 (Arkansas: 2,613.4)
> Total property crimes: 170 (Arkansas: 79,200)
> Population: 28,539

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California: Soledad
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 269.2 (California: 1,341.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 70 (California: 528,202)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 523.1 (California: 2,138.9)
> Total property crimes: 136 (California: 842,054)
> Population: 25,705

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Colorado: Parker
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,149.5 (Colorado: 1,909.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 681 (Colorado: 110,884)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,476.9 (Colorado: 2,833.8)
> Total property crimes: 875 (Colorado: 164,582)
> Population: 54,352

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Connecticut: Cheshire
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 515.6 (Connecticut: 1,141.2)
> Total larceny-thefts: 149 (Connecticut: 40,592)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 744.0 (Connecticut: 1,565.1)
> Total property crimes: 215 (Connecticut: 55,670)
> Population: 29,147

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Delaware: Newark
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,564.4 (Delaware: 1,538.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 528 (Delaware: 15,182)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,884.3 (Delaware: 1,961.4)
> Total property crimes: 636 (Delaware: 19,355)
> Population: 33,448

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Florida: Weston
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 314.7 (Florida: 1,352.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 226 (Florida: 293,992)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 427.5 (Florida: 1,769.4)
> Total property crimes: 307 (Florida: 384,556)
> Population: 70,614

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Georgia: Johns Creek
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 361.8 (Georgia: 1,478.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 309 (Georgia: 158,343)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 449.6 (Georgia: 2,007.4)
> Total property crimes: 384 (Georgia: 214,988)
> Population: 83,999

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Hawaii: No eligible cities
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: N/A (Hawaii: 1,702.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: N/A (Hawaii: 23,954)
> Property crimes per 100K people: N/A (Hawaii: 2,411.4)
> Total property crimes: N/A (Hawaii: 33,928)
> Population: N/A

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Idaho: Rexburg
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 271.2 (Idaho: 810.9)
> Total larceny-thefts: 81 (Idaho: 14,815)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 338.2 (Idaho: 1,111.9)
> Total property crimes: 101 (Idaho: 20,313)
> Population: 28,414

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Illinois: Rockford
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,049.8 (Illinois: 1,143.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,968 (Illinois: 143,935)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,834.4 (Illinois: 1,559.4)
> Total property crimes: 4,104 (Illinois: 196,287)
> Population: 147,070

*Because Rockford is the only eligible city in Illinois, it is the city with the fewest larceny-thefts by default.

Indiana: Zionsville
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 263.7 (Indiana: 1,274.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 76 (Indiana: 86,080)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 298.4 (Indiana: 1,783.2)
> Total property crimes: 86 (Indiana: 120,453)
> Population: 27,463

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Iowa: Urbandale
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 747.3 (Iowa: 1,130.1)
> Total larceny-thefts: 336 (Iowa: 35,751)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,018.7 (Iowa: 1,698.2)
> Total property crimes: 458 (Iowa: 53,725)
> Population: 43,441

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Kansas: Olathe
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,089.8 (Kansas: 1,619.6)
> Total larceny-thefts: 1,550 (Kansas: 47,193)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,364.0 (Kansas: 2,199.1)
> Total property crimes: 1,940 (Kansas: 64,077)
> Population: 137,618

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Kentucky: Independence
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 324.6 (Kentucky: 1,178.6)
> Total larceny-thefts: 94 (Kentucky: 52,769)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 448.9 (Kentucky: 1,779.5)
> Total property crimes: 130 (Kentucky: 79,673)
> Population: 27,683

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Louisiana: Lake Charles
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,800.8 (Louisiana: 2,107.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 1,424 (Louisiana: 97,891)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,175.4 (Louisiana: 2,884.4)
> Total property crimes: 2,511 (Louisiana: 133,989)
> Population: 77,283

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Maine: South Portland
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,351.9 (Maine: 943.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 346 (Maine: 12,739)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,570.7 (Maine: 1,156.2)
> Total property crimes: 402 (Maine: 15,610)
> Population: 25,548

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Maryland: Bowie
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 752.4 (Maryland: 1,184.9)
> Total larceny-thefts: 444 (Maryland: 71,757)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 928.7 (Maryland: 1,609.8)
> Total property crimes: 548 (Maryland: 97,487)
> Population: 58,481

*Because Bowie is the only eligible city in Maryland, it is the city with the fewest larceny-thefts by default.

Massachusetts: Franklin Town
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 70.0 (Massachusetts: 804.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 24 (Massachusetts: 55,444)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 93.3 (Massachusetts: 1,053.2)
> Total property crimes: 32 (Massachusetts: 72,602)
> Population: 33,256

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Michigan: Gaines charter
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 32.8 (Michigan: 943.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2 (Michigan: 94,017)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 98.3 (Michigan: 1,360.9)
> Total property crimes: 6 (Michigan: 135,633)
> Population: 26,906

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Minnesota: Ramsey
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 599.2 (Minnesota: 1,567.8)
> Total larceny-thefts: 169 (Minnesota: 88,696)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 776.5 (Minnesota: 2,124.9)
> Total property crimes: 219 (Minnesota: 120,212)
> Population: 26,638

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Mississippi: Starkville
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,667.1 (Mississippi: 1,408.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 431 (Mississippi: 41,780)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,349.6 (Mississippi: 2,101.6)
> Total property crimes: 866 (Mississippi: 62,351)
> Population: 25,387

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Missouri: Ballwin
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 669.0 (Missouri: 1,759.1)
> Total larceny-thefts: 201 (Missouri: 108,209)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 848.8 (Missouri: 2,531.0)
> Total property crimes: 255 (Missouri: 155,698)
> Population: 30,252

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Montana: Bozeman
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,185.4 (Montana: 1,603.0)
> Total larceny-thefts: 610 (Montana: 17,322)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,354.5 (Montana: 2,120.8)
> Total property crimes: 697 (Montana: 22,917)
> Population: 46,746

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Nebraska: Kearney
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,602.3 (Nebraska: 1,418.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 548 (Nebraska: 27,488)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,982.4 (Nebraska: 1,909.2)
> Total property crimes: 678 (Nebraska: 36,991)
> Population: 33,464

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Nevada: North Las Vegas
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 874.3 (Nevada: 1,221.4)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,240 (Nevada: 38,332)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,623.6 (Nevada: 1,926.6)
> Total property crimes: 4,160 (Nevada: 60,462)
> Population: 241,369

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New Hampshire: Merrimack
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 571.4 (New Hampshire: 919.1)
> Total larceny-thefts: 152 (New Hampshire: 12,558)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 699.2 (New Hampshire: 1,098.9)
> Total property crimes: 186 (New Hampshire: 15,014)
> Population: 25,987

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New Jersey: Bernards
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 210.1 (New Jersey: 896.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 57 (New Jersey: 79,614)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 302.2 (New Jersey: 1,158.2)
> Total property crimes: 82 (New Jersey: 102,875)
> Population: 27,082

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New Mexico: Farmington
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,285.5 (New Mexico: 1,765.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 1,010 (New Mexico: 37,188)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,274.4 (New Mexico: 2,841.9)
> Total property crimes: 1,447 (New Mexico: 59,859)
> Population: 45,258

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New York: Long Beach
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 116.6 (New York: 1,143.6)
> Total larceny-thefts: 39 (New York: 221,129)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 137.5 (New York: 1,410.7)
> Total property crimes: 46 (New York: 272,788)
> Population: 33,507

North Carolina: Cary
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 769.3 (North Carolina: 1,561.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 1,342 (North Carolina: 165,554)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 946.5 (North Carolina: 2,226.5)
> Total property crimes: 1,651 (North Carolina: 236,026)
> Population: 166,268

North Dakota: Minot
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,028.9 (North Dakota: 1,435.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 495 (North Dakota: 10,986)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,662.9 (North Dakota: 2,124.1)
> Total property crimes: 800 (North Dakota: 16,256)
> Population: 48,261

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Ohio: North Royalton
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 403.2 (Ohio: 1,359.8)
> Total larceny-thefts: 121 (Ohio: 159,007)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 516.5 (Ohio: 1,850.3)
> Total property crimes: 155 (Ohio: 216,363)
> Population: 30,252

Oklahoma: Bixby
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 811.4 (Oklahoma: 1,714.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 234 (Oklahoma: 68,243)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,293.3 (Oklahoma: 2,705.6)
> Total property crimes: 373 (Oklahoma: 107,705)
> Population: 26,541

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Oregon: West Linn
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 988.3 (Oregon: 1,928.8)
> Total larceny-thefts: 266 (Oregon: 81,811)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,166.6 (Oregon: 2,659.0)
> Total property crimes: 314 (Oregon: 112,782)
> Population: 26,656

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Pennsylvania: Harrisburg
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,175.8 (Pennsylvania: 1,274.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 579 (Pennsylvania: 162,919)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,778.9 (Pennsylvania: 1,644.1)
> Total property crimes: 876 (Pennsylvania: 210,167)
> Population: 49,209

*Because Harrisburg is the only eligible city in Pennsylvania, it is the city with the fewest larceny-thefts by default.

Rhode Island: North Providence
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 373.6 (Rhode Island: 935.9)
> Total larceny-thefts: 122 (Rhode Island: 9,894)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 591.1 (Rhode Island: 1,245.5)
> Total property crimes: 193 (Rhode Island: 13,166)
> Population: 32,564

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South Carolina: Mount Pleasant
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,080.2 (South Carolina: 1,991.0)
> Total larceny-thefts: 1,023 (South Carolina: 103,892)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,327.3 (South Carolina: 2,721.1)
> Total property crimes: 1,257 (South Carolina: 141,987)
> Population: 86,982

South Dakota: Aberdeen
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,642.5 (South Dakota: 1,357.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 468 (South Dakota: 12,117)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,337.3 (South Dakota: 1,956.7)
> Total property crimes: 666 (South Dakota: 17,468)
> Population: 28,225

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Tennessee: Brentwood
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 573.0 (Tennessee: 1,802.0)
> Total larceny-thefts: 249 (Tennessee: 124,098)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 764.0 (Tennessee: 2,492.8)
> Total property crimes: 332 (Tennessee: 171,675)
> Population: 42,407

Texas: Little Elm
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 287.0 (Texas: 1,587.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 165 (Texas: 466,033)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 381.0 (Texas: 2,245.0)
> Total property crimes: 219 (Texas: 659,160)
> Population: 45,967

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Utah: Syracuse
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 596.7 (Utah: 1,857.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 193 (Utah: 60,359)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 717.3 (Utah: 2,464.4)
> Total property crimes: 232 (Utah: 80,091)
> Population: 29,331

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Vermont: Burlington
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,113.8 (Vermont: 1,020.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 906 (Vermont: 6,361)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,407.7 (Vermont: 1,217.0)
> Total property crimes: 1,032 (Vermont: 7,586)
> Population: 42,545

*Because Burlington is the only eligible city in Vermont, it is the city with the fewest larceny-thefts by default.

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Virginia: Blacksburg
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 598.8 (Virginia: 1,196.6)
> Total larceny-thefts: 266 (Virginia: 102,796)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 697.9 (Virginia: 1,456.4)
> Total property crimes: 310 (Virginia: 125,114)
> Population: 44,303

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Washington: Sammamish
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 509.9 (Washington: 1,854.2)
> Total larceny-thefts: 341 (Washington: 142,657)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 660.9 (Washington: 2,732.4)
> Total property crimes: 442 (Washington: 210,223)
> Population: 64,674

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West Virginia: Wheeling
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,376.7 (West Virginia: 998.9)
> Total larceny-thefts: 361 (West Virginia: 17,828)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,219.5 (West Virginia: 1,399.4)
> Total property crimes: 582 (West Virginia: 24,976)
> Population: 27,062

Wisconsin: Caledonia
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 477.8 (Wisconsin: 1,106.1)
> Total larceny-thefts: 121 (Wisconsin: 64,517)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 659.5 (Wisconsin: 1,485.7)
> Total property crimes: 167 (Wisconsin: 86,654)
> Population: 25,120

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Wyoming: Gillette
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,635.9 (Wyoming: 1,234.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 525 (Wyoming: 7,190)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,922.5 (Wyoming: 1,610.6)
> Total property crimes: 617 (Wyoming: 9,379)
> Population: 32,857

Methodology

To determine the city with the lowest larceny-theft rate in every state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed larceny-theft figures from the FBI’s 2020 Uniform Crime Report. 

We included cities that have more than 25,000 people based on five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey. Limited data was available in the 2020 UCR for areas in Alabama, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, though cities in these states were not excluded from analysis. 

Data for property crime — a category that includes larceny-theft, burglary, and motor vehicle theft — also came from the 2020 FBI UCR. Population figures are five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey. However, these estimates were not used to calculate crime rates. Crime rates per 100,000 people were calculated using population figures provided by the FBI in the 2020 UCR.

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