Special Report

Towns Reporting Massive Declines in Petty Crime

40. Newport, Tennessee
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,521.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 382 — 188th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 5,552.3 — 29th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,558.3 — 53rd lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 7,180.2 — 25th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 6,848

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39. North Bend, Oregon
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,535.2
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 230 — 480th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,352.2 — 422nd highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,668.4 — 40th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,873.8 — 517th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 9,652

38. Windsor Heights, Iowa
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,546.4
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 161 — 787th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 3,355.6 — 152nd highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,556.8 — 54th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,855.8 — 231st highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 4,953

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37. Hedwig Village, Texas
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,553.2
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 149 — 855th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 5,637.5 — 27th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,508.5 — 60th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 6,129.4 — 46th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 2,671

36. Cleveland, Texas
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,593.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 261 — 399th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 3,150.3 — 188th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,666.4 — 41st lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 4,176.2 — 181st highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 8,061

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