Special Report

Metro Areas Where the Larceny-Theft Rate Is Soaring

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25. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +28.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 9,616 – 43rd highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,145.0 – 62nd lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +66.2 – 27th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,557.8 – 59th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 846,006

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24. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +35.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 10,533 – 39th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,681.3 – 3rd highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +49.7 – 30th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,588.1 – 7th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 394,706

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23. Madison, WI
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +41.5
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 9,148 – 45th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,363.0 – 96th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +90.7 – 21st highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,805.4 – 81st lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 664,865

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22. Salinas, CA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +46.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 4,736 – 81st highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,097.0 – 55th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +9.3 – 36th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,790.1 – 78th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 434,061

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21. Appleton, WI
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +50.2
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 2,319 – 64th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 969.7 – 39th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +81.3 – 24th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,170.0 – 26th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 237,974

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