Special Report

Cities Where Petty Crime Is Falling the Fastest

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40. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -291.4
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 2,947 — 90th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,016.1 — 46th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -316.0 — 46th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,354.0 — 40th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 284,809

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39. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -294.7
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 3,324 — 97th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,548.7 — 78th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -475.5 — 18th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,163.3 — 68th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 212,181

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38. St. Joseph, MO-KS
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -295.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 3,063 — 93rd lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,451.8 — 10th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -331.2 — 42nd lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,541.3 — 9th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 125,411

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37. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -295.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 26,867 — 18th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,351.5 — 94th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -174.0 — 94th highest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,226.6 — 62nd highest of 199 metros
> Population: 1,990,660

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36. Battle Creek, MI
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -297.9
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 2,326 — 65th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,742.2 — 44th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: N/A
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,374.4 — 48th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 134,159

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