Special Report

Cities Where Petty Crime Is Falling the Fastest

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50. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -261.2
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 27,573 — 17th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,237.7 — 74th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -318.2 — 45th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,658.8 — 66th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 2,219,750

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49. Jacksonville, FL
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -262.9
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 25,414 — 19th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,607.7 — 64th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -352.3 — 36th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,153.1 — 72nd highest of 199 metros
> Population: 1,559,514

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48. Richmond, VA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -263.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 19,789 — 23rd highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,518.7 — 86th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -326.6 — 43rd lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,834.5 — 85th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 1,290,866

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47. Florence, SC
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -269.7
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 5,177 — 74th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,524.5 — 7th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -458.4 — 20th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,600.8 — 6th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 204,911

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46. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -279.5
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 7,452 — 55th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,102.9 — 56th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -352.7 — 35th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,452.7 — 47th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 668,365

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