Special Report

Towns Reporting Massive Declines in Petty Crime

25. Florida City, Florida
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,801.3
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 521 — 69th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 4,405.5 — 67th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,710.5 — 35th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 5,555.6 — 77th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 11,928

24. Bedford, Virginia
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,853.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 65 — 1,130th lowest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 984.7 — 1,186th lowest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,960.2 — 27th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,045.3 — 866th lowest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 6,562

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23. Ketchikan, Alaska
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,861.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 213 — 537th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,564.1 — 346th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -2,053.0 — 25th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,009.5 — 460th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 8,228

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22. Wilmington, Ohio
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,872.8
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 304 — 308th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 2,460.9 — 384th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -2,428.6 — 15th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,825.2 — 539th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 12,392

21. Shenandoah, Texas
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,922.2
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 169 — 738th highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 5,455.1 — 31st highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -2,124.2 — 22nd lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 6,488.1 — 36th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 2,887

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