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Most Burglarized U.S. Cities Per Capita

The heat map displays each state’s most burglarized city from greatest (dark red) to least (light red). [Click to expand]

 

 

According to FBI data, over 1.5 million burglaries were reported across the United States in 2015. Hopefully, yours wasn’t among the households burgled that year, but your chances of experiencing a break-in might depend on where you live. For instance, life in Springville, Utah is relatively burglary-free. The state capital, Salt Lake City—only 40 minutes away? Not so much.

 

Below, we’ve assembled a list of the most burglary-prone cities in each state per capita, along with a list of the top ten most-burgled cities per capita in the United States. To rank each city, we looked at the FBI’s 2015 statistics—the most recent year data was available—and divided the number of burglaries by city population, then multiplied by 10,000 to get the per capita burglary rate.

 

Top 10 Most Burglarized Cities in America (per 10,000 people)

 

Bastrop, LA – 429.8 burglaries per 10,000 people  

Population 10,773

Burglaries 463

 

Blytheville, AR – 347.2 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 14,717

Burglaries 511

 

Lumberton, NC – 341.2 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 21,746

Burglaries 742

 

Laurinburg, NC – 285 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 15,507

Burglaries 442

 

Hammond, LA – 275.8 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 20,449

Burglaries 564

 

Anniston, AL – 269.4 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 22,306

Burglaries 601

 

College Park, GA – 235.2 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 14,751

Burglaries 347

 

New Castle, PA – 233.5 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 11,305

Burglaries 264

El Dorado, AR – 220.5 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 18,229

Burglaries 402

 

Danville, IL – 219.9 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 32,056

Burglaries 705

 

Each State’s Most Burglarized City per 10,000 people

 

Anniston, Alabama – 269.4 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 22,306

Burglaries 601

 

Anchorage, Alaska – 55.9 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 301,239

Burglaries 1,685

 

Apache Junction, Arizona – 91.4 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 38,519

352 Burglaries

 

Bytheville, Arkansas – 347.2 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 14,717

Burglaries 511

 

California City, California – 204.3 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 13,218

Burglaries 270

 

Pueblo, Colorado – 189.3 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 108,810

Burglaries 2,060

 

Hartford, Connecticut – 76.9 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 124,553

Burglaries 958

 

Wilmington, Delaware – 96.7 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 72,078

Burglaries 690

 

District of Columbia, Washington D.C. – 44.2 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 672,228

Burglaries 2,971

 

Opa Locka, Florida – 159.83 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 16,768

Burglaries 268

 

College Park, Georgia – 235.2 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 14,751

Burglaries 347

 

Honolulu, Hawaii – 42.9 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 999,307

Burglaries 4,284

 

Lewiston, Idaho – 90.4 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 32,621

Burglaries 295

Danville, Illinois – 219.9 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 32,056

Burglaries 705

 

South Bend, Indiana – 141.25 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 101,240

Burglaries 1,430

 

Keokuk, Iowa – 121.8 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 10,670

Burglaries 130

 

McPherson, Kansas – 127.3 burglaries per 10,000 people 

Population 13,202

Burglaries 168

 

Campbellsville, Kentucky – 109 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 11,380

Burglaries 124

 

Bastrop, Louisiana – 429.8 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 10,773

Burglaries 463

 

Augusta, Maine – 76.3 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 18,608

Burglaries 142

 

Cumberland, Maryland – 139.3 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 20,095

Burglaries 280

 

Pittsfield, Massachusetts – 95.3 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 43,450

Burglaries 414

 

Inkster, Michigan – 165.1 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 24,657

Burglaries 407

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota – 86 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 413,479

Burglaries 3,555

 

Meridian, Mississippi – 199.4 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 39,966

Burglaries 797

 

Branson, Missouri – 192.8 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 11,517

Burglaries 222

 

Kalispell, Montana – 72 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 21,932

Burglaries 158

 

North Platte, Nebraska – 55.7 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 24,231

Burglaries 135

 

Elko, Nevada – 120.1 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 20,817

Burglaries 250

 

Manchester, New Hampshire – 60.5 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 110,661

Burglaries 699

 

Bridgeton, New Jersey – 139.2 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 25,363

Burglaries 353

 

Artesia, New Mexico – 203.8 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 11,970

Burglaries 244

 

Niagara Falls, New York – 125.5 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 48,989

Burglaries 615

 

Lumberton, North Carolina – 341.2 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 21,746

Burglaries 742

 

Minot, North Dakota – 78.2 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 49,842

Burglaries 390

 

Youngstown, Ohio – 177.1 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 64,608

Burglaries 1,144

 

Tulsa, Oklahoma – 137.3 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 401,520

Burglaries 5,512

 

Grants Pass, Oregon – 80.5 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 35,411

Burglaries 285

 

New Castle, Pennsylvania – 233.5 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 11,305

Burglaries 264

 

Woonsocket, Rhode Island – 76.6 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 41,261

Burglaries 316

 

Florence, South Carolina – 164.7 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 38,183

Burglaries 629

 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – 63.2 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 172,313

Burglaries 1,089

 

Dyersburg, Tennessee – 158.7 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 16,766

Burglaries 266

 

Port Arthur, Texas – 145.5 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 54,557

Burglaries 794

 

Salt Lake City, Utah – 106 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 191,992

Burglaries 2,036

 

Burlington, Vermont – 54.1 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 42,160

Burglaries 228

 

Portsmouth, Virginia –124.2 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 95,877

Burglaries 1,191

 

Aberdeen, Washington – 159.6 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 16,100

Burglaries 257

 

Beckley, West Virginia – 186.1 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 17,137

Burglaries 319

 

Racine, Wisconsin – 99.4 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 77,887

Burglaries 774

 

Riverton, Wyoming – 63.6 burglaries per 10,000 people

Population 11,013

Burglaries 70

 

How To Protect Your Home From Burglars

While moving to a safer neighborhood can decrease your chances of burglary, you shouldn’t have to uproot your entire life just to protect yourself from crime. Take a look at the advice below to tip the scales in your favor when it comes to dodging crime.

Lock Your Doors

Most burglars sneak in through your front or back door. Deadbolts offer maximum security, but sturdy locks won’t help you if you don’t use them.

Stay Light and Bright

Thieves flourish in darkness. Keep your property well-lit inside and out with motion-detecting lights, lamp timers, and more.

Seem at Home When You’re Away

Have a neighbor mow your lawn and gather the mail when you’re on vacation. Never advertise your absence on social media.

Invest in Great Security

Alarm systems and motion sensors keep burglars off your property and give you greater peace of mind. Cameras can help police track criminals if they scurry away with your possessions.

Don’t Advertise Belongings

Got a new TV? Don’t leave the packaging on the curbside. Break down the boxes and store them inside until trash day.