Using the FBI’s most recent crime reports, we compared all 50 states and Washington, DC.
We analyzed the rates of larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft in every state on a per 100,000 person basis.
- Larceny is the unlawful taking of property from the possession of another.
- Burglary involves the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft
- Motor Vehicle Theft involves any self-propelled vehicle that runs on land surfaces and not on rails, like cars, trucks, RVs, etc.
We then compared those rates to the year prior to determine whether property crime had increased or decreased year over year.