Special Report

Towns Reporting Massive Declines in Petty Crime

35. Riverdale, Utah
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,611.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 351 — 231st highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 3,954.5 — 104th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,954.5 — 28th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 4,382.6 — 160th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 8,752

34. La Follette, Tennessee
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,626.3
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 123 — 998th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,861.9 — 683rd highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -2,220.8 — 21st lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,876.2 — 515th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 6,857

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33. Moraine, Ohio
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,645.7
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 346 — 238th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 5,341.2 — 35th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,386.8 — 78th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 6,607.0 — 33rd highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 6,486

32. Miles City, Montana
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,649.5
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 90 — 1,249th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,090.9 — 1,330th lowest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,610.2 — 49th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,297.0 — 1,124th lowest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 8,487

31. Seward, Alaska
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,650.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 41 — 769th lowest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,461.2 — 964th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,740.7 — 34th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,102.6 — 877th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 2,773

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