Special Report

Towns Where the Larceny Theft Rate Is Soaring

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40. Platteville, Wisconsin
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +975.5
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 321 — 272nd highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,634.6 — 324th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +998.8 — 72nd highest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,897.2 — 507th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 12,264

39. Ecorse, Michigan
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +983.5
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 164 — 772nd highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,712.6 — 780th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +1,360.4 — 30th highest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,464.5 — 691st highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 9,432

38. Eminence, Kentucky
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +1,004.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 40 — 749th lowest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,543.8 — 899th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +1,004.5 — 71st highest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,852.6 — 1,033rd highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 2,553

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37. Cortland, New York
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +1,012.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 434 — 132nd highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,331.5 — 431st highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +1,019.1 — 67th highest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,761.2 — 567th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 18,739

36. Walterboro, South Carolina
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +1,042.5
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 333 — 257th highest of 2,671 towns
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 6,181.5 — 19th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +1,103.5 — 56th highest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 6,924.1 — 27th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 5,477

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