Special Report

Cities Where the Burglary Rate Is Falling

30. Wilson, North Carolina
> Change in reported burglary rate, 2019-2020: -230.5
> Burglaries reported in 2020: 251 — 355th highest of 1,114 cities (tied)
> Burglaries per 100K people in 2020: 507.2 — 178th highest of 1,114 cities
> 1-yr. change in all property crime per 100K people: -223.2 — 411th lowest of 1,037 cities
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,907.9 — 254th highest of 1,038 cities
> Population: 49,272

29. Springfield, Ohio
> Change in reported burglary rate, 2019-2020: -235.8
> Burglaries reported in 2020: 619 — 133rd highest of 1,114 cities
> Burglaries per 100K people in 2020: 1,054.6 — 10th highest of 1,114 cities
> 1-yr. change in all property crime per 100K people: +74.7 — 251st highest of 1,037 cities
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 5,134.9 — 27th highest of 1,038 cities
> Population: 59,132

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28. Elizabethtown, Kentucky
> Change in reported burglary rate, 2019-2020: -237.9
> Burglaries reported in 2020: 68 — 252nd lowest of 1,114 cities (tied)
> Burglaries per 100K people in 2020: 222.9 — 450th lowest of 1,114 cities
> 1-yr. change in all property crime per 100K people: -550.1 — 146th lowest of 1,037 cities
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 937.6 — 109th lowest of 1,038 cities
> Population: 29,620

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27. Summerville, South Carolina
> Change in reported burglary rate, 2019-2020: -238.0
> Burglaries reported in 2020: 120 — 462nd lowest of 1,114 cities (tied)
> Burglaries per 100K people in 2020: 223.4 — 451st lowest of 1,114 cities
> 1-yr. change in all property crime per 100K people: -355.5 — 274th lowest of 1,037 cities
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,787.1 — 286th highest of 1,038 cities
> Population: 53,037

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26. Huber Heights, Ohio
> Change in reported burglary rate, 2019-2020: -240.8
> Burglaries reported in 2020: 77 — 298th lowest of 1,114 cities (tied)
> Burglaries per 100K people in 2020: 201.8 — 397th lowest of 1,114 cities
> 1-yr. change in all property crime per 100K people: -543.6 — 150th lowest of 1,037 cities
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,787.3 — 433rd lowest of 1,038 cities
> Population: 40,006

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