Special Report

Metro Areas Where the Larceny-Theft Rate Is Soaring

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15. Eau Claire, WI
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +101.7
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 2,227 – 61st lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,309.8 – 88th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +200.4 – 13th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,735.6 – 73rd lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 169,304

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14. Boulder, CO
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +122.0
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 6,723 – 58th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,051.3 – 20th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +314.5 – 7th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,760.1 – 26th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 326,196

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13. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +136.9
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 1,808 – 45th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,049.3 – 50th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +152.9 – 15th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,325.0 – 37th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 171,907

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12. Bellingham, WA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +140.0
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 4,129 – 92nd highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,781.4 – 40th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +254.4 – 10th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,355.2 – 51st highest of 199 metros
> Population: 229,247

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11. Dubuque, IA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +158.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 1,004 – 11th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,029.2 – 47th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +257.1 – 9th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,397.2 – 45th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 97,311

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