Special Report

Cities Where Petty Crime Is Falling the Fastest

30. Niles, MI
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -324.5
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 2,030 — 54th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,331.0 — 92nd lowest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -287.3 — 58th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,889.6 — 91st lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 153,401

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29. Great Falls, MT
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -328.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 2,719 — 79th lowest of 203 metros (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 3,335.0 — the highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -486.9 — 17th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,999.8 — 3rd highest of 199 metros
> Population: 81,366

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28. Lafayette, LA
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -329.6
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 8,644 — 47th highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,764.1 — 41st highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -395.5 — 28th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,487.4 — 42nd highest of 199 metros
> Population: 489,207

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27. Albuquerque, NM
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -330.2
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 21,278 — 21st highest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,303.5 — 13th highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: N/A
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,654.1 — 5th highest of 199 metros
> Population: 914,480

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26. Dover, DE
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -335.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 2,829 — 84th lowest of 203 metros
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,540.2 — 81st highest of 203 metros
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -377.4 — 30th lowest of 188 metros
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,853.3 — 87th lowest of 199 metros
> Population: 180,786

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