Special Report

Cities Where Petty Crime Is Falling the Fastest

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45. Greenville, NC
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -280.7
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 2,840 — 86th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,559.3 — 75th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -406.0 — 26th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,012.3 — 95th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 180,742

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44. Walla Walla, WA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -282.2
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 920 — 6th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,514.0 — 88th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -341.1 — 40th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,085.0 — 85th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 60,760

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43. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -284.3
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 34,203 — 13th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,057.5 — 51st lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -321.7 — 44th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,363.9 — 43rd lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 3,194,831

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42. Merced, CA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -290.9
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 3,320 — 96th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,197.2 — 69th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -364.4 — 34th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,146.0 — 76th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 277,680

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41. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -291.0
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 30,109 — 16th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,301.2 — 85th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -517.5 — 11th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,046.5 — 90th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 2,266,715

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