Special Report

Towns Where the Larceny Theft Rate Is Soaring

25. South Hill, Virginia
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +1,164.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 164 — 772nd highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 3,794.5 — 111th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +1,212.5 — 43rd highest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 4,326.7 — 164th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 4,377

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24. Riverdale, New Jersey
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +1,169.9
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 131 — 947th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 3,120.5 — 196th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +912.0 — 93rd highest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,168.2 — 405th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 4,197

23. Gorham, New Hampshire
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +1,196.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 49 — 907th lowest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,894.1 — 660th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +1,195.9 — 45th highest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,971.4 — 960th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 2,623

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22. Lake Forest Park, Washington
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +1,205.0
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 310 — 299th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,278.7 — 461st highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +1,324.8 — 34th highest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,756.5 — 571st highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 13,430

21. Hohenwald, Tennessee
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: +1,227.4
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 157 — 814th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 4,107.8 — 89th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: +1,077.4 — 60th highest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 4,474.1 — 149th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 3,673

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