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Large cities with the most break-ins and burglaries

Methodology | Porch.com compared data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, which relies on participating law enforcement agencies across the country to report incidents, with city populations to calculate average incidents per capita between 2015 and 2019. The number of burglaries and larceny-thefts per 100,000 residents was calculated as the ratio between the average number of burglaries in 2015–2019 and the city population multiplied by 100,000. (Sestovic/Getty Images)

Large cities with the most break-ins and burglaries

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Reported incidents of property crime decreased about 16% from 2015 to 2019, according to the FBI, with the national average now at 400 burglaries and 1,700 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people annually. The top 15 cities on this list averaged more than double the number of burglaries per 100,000 people, and the number of larcenies are 60% higher on average per 100,000 residents. Larceny, which is the theft of objects like bicycles or anything stolen without force, comprised about 75% of all property crimes in 2019, burglary, which is unlawful entry to commit a felony, accounted for 16% and motor vehicle theft for 10%.
(Holly Kane, Tribune Content Agency)
Methodology
Methodology | Porch.com compared data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, which relies on participating law enforcement agencies across the country to report incidents, with city populations to calculate average incidents per capita between 2015 and 2019. The number of burglaries and larceny-thefts per 100,000 residents was calculated as the ratio between the average number of burglaries in 2015–2019 and the city population multiplied by 100,000. (Sestovic/Getty Images)
Methodology | Porch.com compared data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, which relies on participating law enforcement agencies across the country to report incidents, with city populations to calculate average incidents per capita between 2015 and 2019. The number of burglaries and larceny-thefts per 100,000 residents was calculated as the ratio between the average number of burglaries in 2015–2019 and the city population multiplied by 100,000. (Sestovic/Getty Images)
#15. Dallas, Texas
#15. Dallas, Texas | Average annual burglaries total: 10,044 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 25,729 | Two Texas cities round out the top 15 large cities with the most break ins and burglaries per capita. Dallas is the third largest city on the list with a population of 1.3 million people and averaged 752 burglaries and 1,925 larceny thefts per 100,000 people. (Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty Images)
#15. Dallas, Texas | Average annual burglaries total: 10,044 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 25,729 | Two Texas cities round out the top 15 large cities with the most break ins and burglaries per capita. Dallas is the third largest city on the list with a population of 1.3 million people and averaged 752 burglaries and 1,925 larceny thefts per 100,000 people. (Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty Images)
#14. Houston, Texas
#14. Houston, Texas | Average annual burglaries total: 17,762 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 68,295 | The fourth most populous city in the U.S., Houston averaged 763 burglaries and 2,931 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty Images)
#14. Houston, Texas | Average annual burglaries total: 17,762 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 68,295 | The fourth most populous city in the U.S., Houston averaged 763 burglaries and 2,931 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty Images)
#13. Las Vegas, Nevada
#13. Las Vegas, Nevada | Average annual burglaries total: 12,618 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 26,052 | With a population of just over 630,000, Las Vegas averaged 782 burglaries and 1,608 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Karl Weatherly/Getty Images)
#13. Las Vegas, Nevada | Average annual burglaries total: 12,618 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 26,052 | With a population of just over 630,000, Las Vegas averaged 782 burglaries and 1,608 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Karl Weatherly/Getty Images)
#12. Columbus, Ohio
#12. Columbus, Ohio | Average annual burglaries total: 6,833 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 22,374 | The largest city in Ohio, Columbus averaged 782 burglaries and 2,558 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Walter Bibikow/Getty Images)
#12. Columbus, Ohio | Average annual burglaries total: 6,833 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 22,374 | The largest city in Ohio, Columbus averaged 782 burglaries and 2,558 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Walter Bibikow/Getty Images)
#11. Minneapolis, Minnesota
#11. Minneapolis, Minnesota | Average annual burglaries total: 3,445 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 12,438 | One-half of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis averaged 818 burglaries and 2,950 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Gian Lorenzo Ferretti/Getty Images)
#11. Minneapolis, Minnesota | Average annual burglaries total: 3,445 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 12,438 | One-half of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis averaged 818 burglaries and 2,950 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Gian Lorenzo Ferretti/Getty Images)
#10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Average annual burglaries total: 4,943 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 10,710 | The largest Wisconsin city by population, Milwaukee averaged 828 burglaries and 1,794 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images)
#10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Average annual burglaries total: 4,943 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 10,710 | The largest Wisconsin city by population, Milwaukee averaged 828 burglaries and 1,794 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images)
#9. Wichita, Kansas
#9. Wichita, Kansas | Average annual burglaries total: 3,289 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 15,381 | Wichita averaged 841 burglaries and 3,935 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images)
#9. Wichita, Kansas | Average annual burglaries total: 3,289 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 15,381 | Wichita averaged 841 burglaries and 3,935 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images)
#8. Kansas City, Missouri
#8. Kansas City, Missouri | Average annual burglaries total: 4,216 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 12,577 | Kansas City, Missouri averaged 872 burglaries and 2,592 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty Images)
#8. Kansas City, Missouri | Average annual burglaries total: 4,216 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 12,577 | Kansas City, Missouri averaged 872 burglaries and 2,592 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty Images)
#7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
#7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | Average annual burglaries total: 5,936 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 16,364 | Oklahoma’s state capital averaged 918 burglaries and 2,532 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Walter Bibikow/Getty Images)
#7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | Average annual burglaries total: 5,936 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 16,364 | Oklahoma’s state capital averaged 918 burglaries and 2,532 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Walter Bibikow/Getty Images)
#6. Bakersfield, California
#6. Bakersfield, California | Average annual burglaries total: 3,869 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 9,425 | Bakersfield averaged 1,014 burglaries and 2,471 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (LPETTET/Getty Images)
#6. Bakersfield, California | Average annual burglaries total: 3,869 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 9,425 | Bakersfield averaged 1,014 burglaries and 2,471 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (LPETTET/Getty Images)
#5. Seattle, Washington
#5. Seattle, Washington | Average annual burglaries total: 7,669 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 25,807 | Seattle averaged 1,064 burglaries and 3,583 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Matteo Colombo/Getty Images)
#5. Seattle, Washington | Average annual burglaries total: 7,669 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 25,807 | Seattle averaged 1,064 burglaries and 3,583 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Matteo Colombo/Getty Images)
#4. Baltimore, Maryland
#4. Baltimore, Maryland | Average annual burglaries total: 6,927 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 16,942 | Baltimore averaged 1,132 burglaries and 2,772 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Alex Potemkin/Getty Images)
#4. Baltimore, Maryland | Average annual burglaries total: 6,927 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 16,942 | Baltimore averaged 1,132 burglaries and 2,772 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Alex Potemkin/Getty Images)
#3. Detroit, Michigan
#3. Detroit, Michigan | Average annual burglaries total: 7,825 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 14,471 | Detroit averaged 1,168 burglaries and 2,161 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Steven Kriemadis/Getty Images)
#3. Detroit, Michigan | Average annual burglaries total: 7,825 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 14,471 | Detroit averaged 1,168 burglaries and 2,161 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (Steven Kriemadis/Getty Images)
#2. Tulsa, Oklahoma
#2. Tulsa, Oklahoma | Average annual burglaries total: 5,302 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 13,518 | Tulsa averaged 1,314 burglaries and 3,351 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images)
#2. Tulsa, Oklahoma | Average annual burglaries total: 5,302 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 13,518 | Tulsa averaged 1,314 burglaries and 3,351 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images)
#1. Memphis, Tennessee
#1. Memphis, Tennessee | Average annual burglaries total: 9,056 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 26,609 | According to the University of Memphis Public Safety Institute, crime in the city dropped in 2019, and violent crime was down for the second year in a row. Despite the drop, Memphis averaged 1,384 burglaries and 4,070 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images)
#1. Memphis, Tennessee | Average annual burglaries total: 9,056 | Average annual larceny-thefts total: 26,609 | According to the University of Memphis Public Safety Institute, crime in the city dropped in 2019, and violent crime was down for the second year in a row. Despite the drop, Memphis averaged 1,384 burglaries and 4,070 larceny-thefts per 100,000 people. (DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images)
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