Special Report

Cities Where the Burglary Rate Is Falling

35. Monroe, North Carolina
> Change in reported burglary rate, 2019-2020: -223.2
> Burglaries reported in 2020: 265 — 336th highest of 1,114 cities (tied)
> Burglaries per 100K people in 2020: 739.5 — 67th highest of 1,114 cities
> 1-yr. change in all property crime per 100K people: -435.0 — 223rd lowest of 1,037 cities
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 4,844.3 — 35th highest of 1,038 cities
> Population: 35,105

34. Burlington, North Carolina
> Change in reported burglary rate, 2019-2020: -225.1
> Burglaries reported in 2020: 419 — 204th highest of 1,114 cities
> Burglaries per 100K people in 2020: 761.8 — 59th highest of 1,114 cities
> 1-yr. change in all property crime per 100K people: -254.9 — 369th lowest of 1,037 cities
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 4,347.0 — 63rd highest of 1,038 cities
> Population: 53,063

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33. Greer, South Carolina
> Change in reported burglary rate, 2019-2020: -225.5
> Burglaries reported in 2020: 86 — 339th lowest of 1,114 cities (tied)
> Burglaries per 100K people in 2020: 250.6 — 505th lowest of 1,114 cities
> 1-yr. change in all property crime per 100K people: -33.8 — 386th highest of 1,037 cities
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,062.4 — 223rd highest of 1,038 cities
> Population: 30,854

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32. Southfield, Michigan
> Change in reported burglary rate, 2019-2020: -227.2
> Burglaries reported in 2020: 190 — 469th highest of 1,114 cities
> Burglaries per 100K people in 2020: 261.0 — 523rd lowest of 1,114 cities
> 1-yr. change in all property crime per 100K people: -258.1 — 366th lowest of 1,037 cities
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,798.2 — 436th lowest of 1,038 cities
> Population: 73,174

31. Lodi, California
> Change in reported burglary rate, 2019-2020: -230.4
> Burglaries reported in 2020: 204 — 436th highest of 1,114 cities (tied)
> Burglaries per 100K people in 2020: 299.1 — 496th highest of 1,114 cities
> 1-yr. change in all property crime per 100K people: -602.0 — 115th lowest of 1,037 cities
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,850.2 — 458th lowest of 1,038 cities
> Population: 65,846

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