Special Report

Towns Reporting Massive Declines in Petty Crime

50. Lebanon, Virginia
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,374.5
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 76 — 1,254th lowest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,437.5 — 391st highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,211.7 — 114th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,854.4 — 525th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 3,206

49. Ashland City, Tennessee
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,378.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 181 — 687th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 3,782.7 — 113th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,072.5 — 141st lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 4,535.0 — 139th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 4,680

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48. Donna, Texas
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,386.7
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 428 — 137th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,609.8 — 334th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,385.2 — 79th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,323.2 — 361st highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 16,409

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47. Bishop, California
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,395.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 98 — 1,184th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,625.2 — 329th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,342.0 — 86th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,562.8 — 300th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 3,745

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46. Paducah, Kentucky
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,395.7
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 789 — 15th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 3,175.1 — 183rd highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,259.3 — 104th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,996.0 — 208th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 24,894

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