Special Report

Towns Reporting Massive Declines in Petty Crime

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30. Canton, Texas
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,657.2
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 61 — 1,075th lowest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,566.1 — 873rd highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,451.6 — 68th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,822.8 — 1,057th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 3,805

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29. Algood, Tennessee
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,662.5
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 82 — 1,324th lowest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,788.8 — 726th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,665.0 — 42nd lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,116.1 — 867th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 4,228

28. St. Albans, Vermont
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,671.4
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 196 — 610th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,887.4 — 254th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,685.5 — 36th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,196.8 — 397th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 6,804

27. West Burlington, Iowa
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,762.9
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 138 — 909th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 4,795.0 — 48th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: N/A
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 5,559.4 — 76th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 2,927

26. Darlington, South Carolina
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,775.0
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 312 — 292nd highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 5,292.6 — 36th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -2,235.3 — 20th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 6,344.4 — 41st highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 6,043

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