Special Report

Cities Where Petty Crime Is Falling the Fastest

35. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -302.7
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 15,337 — 28th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,606.2 — 65th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -365.7 — 32nd lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,280.9 — 57th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 949,726

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34. Sebring-Avon Park, FL
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -303.4
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 1,405 — 30th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,315.7 — 89th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -449.0 — 21st lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,769.0 — 76th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 106,221

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33. Clarksville, TN-KY
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -306.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 4,254 — 90th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,364.1 — 97th lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -407.9 — 24th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,852.5 — 86th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 311,073

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32. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -314.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 4,252 — 91st highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,565.5 — 72nd highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -296.5 — 54th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,266.1 — 58th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 273,213

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31. Ann Arbor, MI
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -320.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 3,698 — 99th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,002.5 — 43rd lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -383.8 — 29th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,266.0 — 29th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 367,601

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