2021 Property Crime by State

Property Crime Rates by State
Trevor Wheelwright
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June 16, 2021
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We’re taking a closer look at the property crime rates for every state—specifically burglary, larceny theft, and motor vehicle theft as reported by the FBI.1,2

We ranked each state based on its overall property crime rate to find the places where your stuff is less likely to get swiped.

Property crime statistics by state

Alabama

Alabama Property Crime Statistics
Alabama Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,675

1,886

532

257

-5.1%

Alaska

Alaska Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,911

2,066

487

358

-11.8%

Arizona

Arizona Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,440

1,797

394

249

-8.8%

Arkansas

Arkansas Property Crime Statistics
Arkansas Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,859

2,013

600

246

-1.9%

California

California Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,331

1,586

386

359

-2.1%

Colorado

Colorado Property Crime Statistics
Colorado Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,590

1,858

348

384

-3.0%

Connecticut

Connecticut Property Crime Statistics
Connecticut Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,427

1,079

181

167

-15.1%

Delaware

Delaware Property Crime Statistics
Delaware Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,253

1,783

305

165

-3.1%

District of Columbia

Highest property crime rate overall
District of Columbia Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

4,367

3,775

261

331

-0.2%

DC reported 4,367 property crimes per 100,000 people compared to the national average of 2,110 per 100k—meaning DC’s property crime rate is more than double the national property crime rate. DC also has the highest larceny theft rate (once again, double the national average).

Florida

Florida Property Crime Statistics
Florida Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,146

1,669

295

182

-6.0%

Georgia

Georgia Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,376

1,780

372

224

-7.7%

Hawaii

Hawaii Property Crime Statistics
Hawaii Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,841

2,093

377

371

-1.0%

Idaho

Most improved property crime rate year over year

Nationwide, the FBI reported a 4.6% decrease in property crime. But Idaho stands out for having the most improved property crime rate, with a 16.6% decrease year over year. Idaho also featured the lowest larceny theft rate (tied with Massachusetts) and had the fifth-lowest motor vehicle theft rate.

Idaho Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,220

912

220

88

-16.6%

Illinois

Illinois Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,847

1,427

272

148

-4.5%

Indiana

Indiana Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,971

1,443

324

204

-9.6%

Iowa

Iowa Property Crime Statistics
Iowa Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,734

1,200

371

163

+2.5%

Kansas

Kansas Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,315

1,722

343

250

-12.1%

Kentucky

Kentucky Property Crime Statistics
Kentucky Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,898

1,324

346

228

-3.3%

Louisiana

Highest property crime rate for a state

Out of all the states (excluding DC), Louisiana has the highest property crime rate at 3,162 per 100k, due largely to its high larceny theft rate. Louisiana was also in the top five for burglary. Fortunately, Louisiana saw a property crime rate decrease of 3.5% year over year.

Louisiana Property Crime Statistics
Louisiana Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

3,162

2,352

579

231

-3.5%

Maine

Maine Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,246

1,017

175

54

-8.3%

Maryland

Maryland Property Crime Statistics
Maryland Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,950

1,485

279

186

-4.1%

Massachusetts

Lowest property crime rate in any state

Massachusetts has the lowest property crime rate out of any state with 1,180 crimes per 100k people and saw a 6.6% decrease in property crime year over year. Massachustetts and Idaho tied for the lowest amount of larceny theft. The Old Colony state also ranked fifth-lowest for burglary and the sixth-lowest for motor vehicle theft.

Massachusetts Property Crime Statistics
Massachusetts Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,180

912

179

89

-6.6%

Michigan

Michigan Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,585

1,121

286

178

-4.1%

Minnesota

Minnesota Property Crime Statistics
Minnesota Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,079

1,598

282

199

+4.3%

Mississippi

Mississippi Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,376

1,556

627

193

-1.1%

Missouri

Missouri Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,638

1,865

430

343

-0.3%

Montana

Montana Property Crime Statistics
Montana Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,193

1,701

270

222

-12.1%

Nebraska

Nebraska Property Crime Statistics
Nebraska Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,039

1,536

245

258

-2.0%

Nevada

Nevada Property Crime Statistics
Nevada Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,323

1,453

504

366

-4.8%

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Property Crime Statistics
New Hampshire Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,209

1,017

126

66

-3.1%

New Jersey

New Jersey Property Crime Statistics
New Jersey Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,336

1,035

185

116

-4.9%

New Mexico

New Mexico Property Crime Statistics
New Mexico Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

3,113

1,989

697

427

-9.0%

New York

New York Property Crime Statistics
New York Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,373

1,166

142

65

-4.7%

North Carolina

North Carolina Property Crime Statistics
North Carolina Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,357

1,666

519

172

-5.5%

North Dakota

North Dakota Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,977

1,400

342

235

-3.1%

Ohio

Ohio Property Crime Statistics
Ohio Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,056

1,520

376

160

-5.6%

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,845

1,836

672

337

-1.0%

Oregon

Oregon Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,731

2,022

349

360

-5.6%

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,403

1,124

182

97

-5.8%

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Property Crime Statistics
Rhode Island Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,535

1,188

219

128

-7.6%

South Carolina

South Carolina Property Crime Statistics
South Carolina Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,940

2,116

533

291

-2.6%

South Dakota

South Dakota Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,771

1,273

299

199

+2.4%

Tennessee

Tennessee Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,652

1,934

437

281

-6.1%

Texas

Texas Property Crime Statistics
Texas Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,391

1,731

393

267

+1.0%

Utah

Utah Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,169

1,682

277

210

-8.8%

Vermont

Vermont Property Crime Statistics
Vermont Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,424

1,172

204

48

+11.0%

Virginia

Virginia Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,643

1,360

163

120

-1.4%

Washington

Washington Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

2,683

1,908

454

321

-9.0%

West Virginia

West Virginia Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,584

1,120

329

135

+6.6%

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Property Crime Statistics
Wisconsin Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,472

1,127

218

127

-5.7%

Wyoming

Wyoming Property Crime Statistics
Wyoming Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100k
Larceny theft per 100k
Burglary per 100k
Motor vehicle theft per 100k
Increase or decrease in property crime

1,571

1,207

241

123

-12.0%

Methodology

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.

Sources

Trevor Wheelwright
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Trevor Wheelwright
Trevor’s written about YMYL (your money, your life) topics for over six years across editorial publications and retail/eCommerce sites. His work’s been featured on Forbes, RealSimple, USA Today, MSN, BusinessInsider, Entrepreneur, PCMag, and CNN. When he’s not researching and writing, you can find him around Salt Lake City, Utah, snapping photos of mountains and architecture or seeking out some good tunes and friendly faces.

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