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The City With the Most 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, in some parts of the country, Americans are at especially high risk of being the victim of theft. 

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

It is important to note that in eight states, there is only one eligible metro area with available data. In each of these cases, which are noted, the metro area listed ranks as having the highest larceny theft rate by default only. In three states — Alabama, Illinois, and Pennsylvania — there are no qualifying metro areas with available crime data. 

Though each of the metro areas on this list ranks as having the highest larceny theft rate in its respective state, larceny rates in these places vary considerably, from 863 incidents per 100,000 people to 3,335 per 100,000. Still, in the vast majority of the metro areas on this list, larceny theft rates exceed the statewide rate as well as the national rate of 1,398 per 100,000.

Larceny is one of three criminal offenses that make up the property crime rate. Due in large part to higher than average larceny rates, in nearly every metro area on this list, the overall property crime rate exceeds the comparable statewide rate. Here is a look at the city with the most property crimes in every state. 

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Alabama: No eligible metros
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: N/A (Alabama: 1,515.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: N/A (Alabama: 74,575)
> Property crimes per 100K people: N/A (Alabama: 2,136.8)
> Total property crimes: N/A (Alabama: 105,161)
> Population: N/A

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Alaska: Fairbanks
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,961.5 (Alaska: 1,611.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 975 (Alaska: 11,784)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 4,152.2 (Alaska: 2,260.5)
> Total property crimes: 1,367 (Alaska: 16,528)
> Population: 96,849

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Arizona: Tucson
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,265.9 (Arizona: 1,656.0)
> Total larceny-thefts: 24,023 (Arizona: 122,898)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,824.8 (Arizona: 2,227.7)
> Total property crimes: 29,948 (Arizona: 165,323)
> Population: 1,047,279

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Arkansas: Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,291.0 (Arkansas: 1,828.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 17,116 (Arkansas: 55,413)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,178.5 (Arkansas: 2,613.4)
> Total property crimes: 23,746 (Arkansas: 79,200)
> Population: 744,483

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California: San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,965.0 (California: 1,341.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 92,931 (California: 528,202)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,008.2 (California: 2,138.9)
> Total property crimes: 142,267 (California: 842,054)
> Population: 4,731,803

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Colorado: Grand Junction
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,180.7 (Colorado: 1,909.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 3,361 (Colorado: 110,884)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,980.7 (Colorado: 2,833.8)
> Total property crimes: 4,594 (Colorado: 164,582)
> Population: 154,210

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Connecticut: New Haven-Milford
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,591.8 (Connecticut: 1,141.2)
> Total larceny-thefts: 12,726 (Connecticut: 40,592)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,169.2 (Connecticut: 1,565.1)
> Total property crimes: 17,342 (Connecticut: 55,670)
> Population: 854,757

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Delaware: Dover
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,540.2 (Delaware: 1,538.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,829 (Delaware: 15,182)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,853.3 (Delaware: 1,961.4)
> Total property crimes: 3,404 (Delaware: 19,355)
> Population: 180,786

*Because Dover is the only eligible metro in Delaware, it is the metro with the most larceny-thefts by default.

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Florida: Panama City
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,982.8 (Florida: 1,352.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 3,467 (Florida: 293,992)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,645.6 (Florida: 1,769.4)
> Total property crimes: 4,626 (Florida: 384,556)
> Population: 174,705

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Georgia: Albany
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,026.6 (Georgia: 1,478.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,953 (Georgia: 158,343)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,937.9 (Georgia: 2,007.4)
> Total property crimes: 4,281 (Georgia: 214,988)
> Population: 147,384

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Hawaii: Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,562.4 (Hawaii: 1,702.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,612 (Hawaii: 23,954)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,115.7 (Hawaii: 2,411.4)
> Total property crimes: 3,537 (Hawaii: 33,928)
> Population: 167,488

*Because Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina is the only eligible metro in Hawaii, it is the metro with the most larceny-thefts by default.

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Idaho: Lewiston
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,525.9 (Idaho: 810.9)
> Total larceny-thefts: 968 (Idaho: 14,815)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,060.3 (Idaho: 1,111.9)
> Total property crimes: 1,307 (Idaho: 20,313)
> Population: 62,990

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Illinois: No eligible metros
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: N/A (Illinois: 1,143.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: N/A (Illinois: 143,935)
> Property crimes per 100K people: N/A (Illinois: 1,559.4)
> Total property crimes: N/A (Illinois: 196,287)
> Population: N/A

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Indiana: Evansville
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,528.4 (Indiana: 1,274.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 4,817 (Indiana: 86,080)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,080.5 (Indiana: 1,783.2)
> Total property crimes: 6,557 (Indiana: 120,453)
> Population: 315,086

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Iowa: Sioux City
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,666.9 (Iowa: 1,130.1)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,409 (Iowa: 35,751)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,301.4 (Iowa: 1,698.2)
> Total property crimes: 3,326 (Iowa: 53,725)
> Population: 144,670

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Kansas: Manhattan
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,272.6 (Kansas: 1,619.6)
> Total larceny-thefts: 1,658 (Kansas: 47,193)
> Property crimes per 100K people: N/A (Kansas: 2,199.1)
> Total property crimes: N/A (Kansas: 64,077)
> Population: 130,285

*Because Manhattan is the only eligible metro in Kansas, it is the metro with the most larceny-thefts by default.

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Kentucky: Lexington-Fayette
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,883.4 (Kentucky: 1,178.6)
> Total larceny-thefts: 9,824 (Kentucky: 52,769)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,560.7 (Kentucky: 1,779.5)
> Total property crimes: 13,357 (Kentucky: 79,673)
> Population: 517,056

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Louisiana: Shreveport-Bossier City
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,681.3 (Louisiana: 2,107.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 10,533 (Louisiana: 97,891)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,588.1 (Louisiana: 2,884.4)
> Total property crimes: 14,095 (Louisiana: 133,989)
> Population: 394,706

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Maine: Bangor
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,279.5 (Maine: 943.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 1,950 (Maine: 12,739)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,534.7 (Maine: 1,156.2)
> Total property crimes: 2,339 (Maine: 15,610)
> Population: 152,148

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Maryland: California-Lexington Park
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,064.6 (Maryland: 1,184.9)
> Total larceny-thefts: 1,214 (Maryland: 71,757)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,364.5 (Maryland: 1,609.8)
> Total property crimes: 1,556 (Maryland: 97,487)
> Population: 113,510

*Because California-Lexington Park is the only eligible metro in Maryland, it is the metro with the most larceny-thefts by default.

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Massachusetts: Springfield
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,160.0 (Massachusetts: 804.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 8,050 (Massachusetts: 55,444)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,554.5 (Massachusetts: 1,053.2)
> Total property crimes: 10,788 (Massachusetts: 72,602)
> Population: 697,382

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Michigan: Kalamazoo-Portage
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,311.5 (Michigan: 943.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 6,144 (Michigan: 94,017)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,306.6 (Michigan: 1,360.9)
> Total property crimes: 8,789 (Michigan: 135,633)
> Population: 265,066

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Minnesota: Duluth
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,896.8 (Minnesota: 1,567.8)
> Total larceny-thefts: 5,455 (Minnesota: 88,696)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,407.5 (Minnesota: 2,124.9)
> Total property crimes: 6,924 (Minnesota: 120,212)
> Population: 289,383

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Mississippi: Hattiesburg
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,601.2 (Mississippi: 1,408.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,705 (Mississippi: 41,780)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,215.6 (Mississippi: 2,101.6)
> Total property crimes: 3,743 (Mississippi: 62,351)
> Population: 168,469

*Because Hattiesburg is the only eligible metro in Mississippi, it is the metro with the most larceny-thefts by default.

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Missouri: Joplin
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,646.4 (Missouri: 1,759.1)
> Total larceny-thefts: 4,761 (Missouri: 108,209)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,531.9 (Missouri: 2,531.0)
> Total property crimes: 6,354 (Missouri: 155,698)
> Population: 179,564

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Montana: Great Falls
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 3,335.0 (Montana: 1,603.0)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,719 (Montana: 17,322)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,999.8 (Montana: 2,120.8)
> Total property crimes: 3,261 (Montana: 22,917)
> Population: 81,366

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Nebraska: Omaha-Council Bluffs
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,606.2 (Nebraska: 1,418.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 15,337 (Nebraska: 27,488)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,280.9 (Nebraska: 1,909.2)
> Total property crimes: 21,780 (Nebraska: 36,991)
> Population: 949,726

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Nevada: Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,301.2 (Nevada: 1,221.4)
> Total larceny-thefts: 30,109 (Nevada: 38,332)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,046.5 (Nevada: 1,926.6)
> Total property crimes: 47,356 (Nevada: 60,462)
> Population: 2,266,715

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New Hampshire: Manchester-Nashua
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 944.8 (New Hampshire: 919.1)
> Total larceny-thefts: 3,962 (New Hampshire: 12,558)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,138.0 (New Hampshire: 1,098.9)
> Total property crimes: 4,772 (New Hampshire: 15,014)
> Population: 417,025

*Because Manchester-Nashua is the only eligible metro in New Hampshire, it is the metro with the most larceny-thefts by default.

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New Jersey: Ocean City
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,706.0 (New Jersey: 896.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 1,559 (New Jersey: 79,614)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,031.0 (New Jersey: 1,158.2)
> Total property crimes: 1,856 (New Jersey: 102,875)
> Population: 92,039

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New Mexico: Albuquerque
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,303.5 (New Mexico: 1,765.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 21,278 (New Mexico: 37,188)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,654.1 (New Mexico: 2,841.9)
> Total property crimes: 33,754 (New Mexico: 59,859)
> Population: 914,480

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New York: Binghamton
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,657.7 (New York: 1,143.6)
> Total larceny-thefts: 3,909 (New York: 221,129)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,059.8 (New York: 1,410.7)
> Total property crimes: 4,857 (New York: 272,788)
> Population: 238,691

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North Carolina: Greensboro-High Point
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,872.7 (North Carolina: 1,561.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 14,558 (North Carolina: 165,554)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,674.6 (North Carolina: 2,226.5)
> Total property crimes: 20,792 (North Carolina: 236,026)
> Population: 771,851

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North Dakota: Bismarck
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,064.4 (North Dakota: 1,435.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,677 (North Dakota: 10,986)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,847.1 (North Dakota: 2,124.1)
> Total property crimes: 3,692 (North Dakota: 16,256)
> Population: 129,115

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Ohio: Springfield
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,037.4 (Ohio: 1,359.8)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,719 (Ohio: 159,007)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,901.3 (Ohio: 1,850.3)
> Total property crimes: 3,872 (Ohio: 216,363)
> Population: 134,083

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Oklahoma: Tulsa
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,908.0 (Oklahoma: 1,714.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 19,185 (Oklahoma: 68,243)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,109.7 (Oklahoma: 2,705.6)
> Total property crimes: 31,267 (Oklahoma: 107,705)
> Population: 998,655

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Oregon: Medford
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,279.6 (Oregon: 1,928.8)
> Total larceny-thefts: 5,058 (Oregon: 81,811)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,834.4 (Oregon: 2,659.0)
> Total property crimes: 6,289 (Oregon: 112,782)
> Population: 220,944

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Pennsylvania: No eligible metros
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: N/A (Pennsylvania: 1,274.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: N/A (Pennsylvania: 162,919)
> Property crimes per 100K people: N/A (Pennsylvania: 1,644.1)
> Total property crimes: N/A (Pennsylvania: 210,167)
> Population: N/A

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Rhode Island: Providence-Warwick
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 863.3 (Rhode Island: 935.9)
> Total larceny-thefts: 13,995 (Rhode Island: 9,894)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,160.2 (Rhode Island: 1,245.5)
> Total property crimes: 18,808 (Rhode Island: 13,166)
> Population: 1,624,578

*Because Providence-Warwick is the only eligible metro in Rhode Island, it is the metro with the most larceny-thefts by default.

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South Carolina: Florence
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,524.5 (South Carolina: 1,991.0)
> Total larceny-thefts: 5,177 (South Carolina: 103,892)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,600.8 (South Carolina: 2,721.1)
> Total property crimes: 7,384 (South Carolina: 141,987)
> Population: 204,911

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South Dakota: Rapid City
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,948.8 (South Dakota: 1,357.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,804 (South Dakota: 12,117)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,971.1 (South Dakota: 1,956.7)
> Total property crimes: 4,275 (South Dakota: 17,468)
> Population: 142,191

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Tennessee: Memphis
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,693.4 (Tennessee: 1,802.0)
> Total larceny-thefts: 36,321 (Tennessee: 124,098)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,718.5 (Tennessee: 2,492.8)
> Total property crimes: 50,144 (Tennessee: 171,675)
> Population: 1,344,910

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Texas: Lubbock
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,487.1 (Texas: 1,587.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 8,075 (Texas: 466,033)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,682.4 (Texas: 2,245.0)
> Total property crimes: 11,956 (Texas: 659,160)
> Population: 321,982

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Utah: Salt Lake City
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,842.9 (Utah: 1,857.3)
> Total larceny-thefts: 35,429 (Utah: 60,359)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,816.8 (Utah: 2,464.4)
> Total property crimes: 47,566 (Utah: 80,091)
> Population: 1,232,696

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Vermont: Burlington-South Burlington
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,408.4 (Vermont: 1,020.5)
> Total larceny-thefts: 3,116 (Vermont: 6,361)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 1,609.5 (Vermont: 1,217.0)
> Total property crimes: 3,561 (Vermont: 7,586)
> Population: 219,433

*Because Burlington-South Burlington is the only eligible metro in Vermont, it is the metro with the most larceny-thefts by default.

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Virginia: Roanoke
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,708.8 (Virginia: 1,196.6)
> Total larceny-thefts: 5,357 (Virginia: 102,796)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,107.6 (Virginia: 1,456.4)
> Total property crimes: 6,607 (Virginia: 125,114)
> Population: 312,796

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Washington: Spokane-Spokane Valley
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,594.6 (Washington: 1,854.2)
> Total larceny-thefts: 14,863 (Washington: 142,657)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 3,478.6 (Washington: 2,732.4)
> Total property crimes: 19,927 (Washington: 210,223)
> Population: 568,521

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West Virginia: Parkersburg-Vienna
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 1,660.0 (West Virginia: 998.9)
> Total larceny-thefts: 1,476 (West Virginia: 17,828)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,263.9 (West Virginia: 1,399.4)
> Total property crimes: 2,013 (West Virginia: 24,976)
> Population: 89,676

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Wisconsin: La Crosse-Onalaska
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,175.5 (Wisconsin: 1,106.1)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,975 (Wisconsin: 64,517)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,501.6 (Wisconsin: 1,485.7)
> Total property crimes: 3,421 (Wisconsin: 86,654)
> Population: 136,616

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Wyoming: Cheyenne
> 2020 larceny-thefts per 100K people: 2,031.6 (Wyoming: 1,234.7)
> Total larceny-thefts: 2,045 (Wyoming: 7,190)
> Property crimes per 100K people: 2,599.8 (Wyoming: 1,610.6)
> Total property crimes: 2,617 (Wyoming: 9,379)
> Population: 99,500

Methodology

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

Limited data was available in the 2020 UCR for areas in Alabama, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, though metro areas in these states were not excluded from analysis. Only metro areas for which the boundaries defined by the FBI match the boundaries as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau were considered. 

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 one-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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