Special Report

Towns Reporting Massive Declines in Petty Crime

20. Clinton, Arkansas
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,938.0
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 37 — 684th lowest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,477.0 — 948th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -2,663.7 — 12th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,876.2 — 1,024th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 2,547

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

19. Travelers Rest, South Carolina
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -1,974.0
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 192 — 632nd highest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 3,532.7 — 135th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,924.7 — 30th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 3,919.0 — 222nd highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 5,152

Source: via Facebook / courtesy of City of Benton, KY

18. Benton, Kentucky
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -2,015.7
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 58 — 1,036th lowest of 2,671 towns (tied)
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 1,301.9 — 1,108th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -1,947.8 — 29th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,818.2 — 1,060th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 4,477

17. Glendale, Colorado
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -2,017.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 720 — 23rd highest of 2,671 towns
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 13,732.6 — 2nd highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -455.1 — 563rd lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 17,242.0 — 2nd highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 5,177

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16. Branson, Missouri
> Change in reported larceny-theft rate, 2019-2020: -2,042.1
> Larceny-thefts reported in 2020: 758 — 20th highest of 2,671 towns
> Larceny-thefts per 100K people in 2020: 6,453.8 — 16th highest of 2,671 towns
> 1-yr. change in all property crime: -2,083.6 — 24th lowest of 2,654 towns
> Property crimes per 100K people in 2020: 7,952.3 — 19th highest of 2,661 towns
> Population: 11,416

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