2021 Property Crime by State

Property Crime Rates by State

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 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,6755321,886257-5.1%

Alaska

Alaska Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,9114872,066358-11.8%

Arizona

Arizona Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,4403941,797249-8.8%

Arkansas

Arkansas Property Crime Statistics
Arkansas Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,8596002,013246-1.9%

California

California Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,3313861,586359-2.1%

Colorado

Colorado Property Crime Statistics
Colorado Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,5903481,858384-3.0%

Connecticut

Connecticut Property Crime Statistics
Connecticut Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,4271811,079167-15.1%

Delaware

Delaware Property Crime Statistics
Delaware Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,2533051,783165-3.1%

District of Columbia

Highest property crime rate overall

District of Columbia Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
4,3672613,775331-0.2%

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 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,1462951,669182-6.0%

Georgia

Georgia Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,3763721,780224-7.7%

Hawaii

Hawaii Property Crime Statistics
Hawaii Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,8413772,093371-1.0%

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 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,22022091288-16.6%

Illinois

Illinois Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,8472721,427148-4.5%

Indiana

Indiana Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,9713241,443204-9.6%

Iowa

Iowa Property Crime Statistics
Iowa Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,7343711,200163+2.5%

Kansas

Kansas Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,3153431,722250-12.1%

Kentucky

Kentucky Property Crime Statistics
Kentucky Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,8983461,324228-3.3%

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 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
3,1625792,352231-3.5%

Maine

Maine Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,2461751,01754-8.3%

Maryland

Maryland Property Crime Statistics
Maryland Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,9502791,485186-4.1%

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 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,18017991289-6.6%

Michigan

Michigan Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,5852861,121178-4.1%

Minnesota

Minnesota Property Crime Statistics
Minnesota Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,0792821,598199+4.3%

Mississippi

Mississippi Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,3766271,556193-1.1%

Missouri

Missouri Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,6384301,865343-0.3%

Montana

Montana Property Crime Statistics
Montana Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,1932701,701222-12.1%

Nebraska

Nebraska Property Crime Statistics
Nebraska Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,0392451,536258-2.0%

Nevada

Nevada Property Crime Statistics
Nevada Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,3235041,453366-4.8%

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Property Crime Statistics
New Hampshire Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,2091261,01766-3.1%

New Jersey

New Jersey Property Crime Statistics
New Jersey Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,3361851,035116-4.9%

New Mexico

New Mexico Property Crime Statistics
New Mexico Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
3,1136971,989427-9.0%

New York

New York Property Crime Statistics
New York Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,3731421,16665-4.7%

North Carolina

North Carolina Property Crime Statistics
North Carolina Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,3575191,666172-5.5%

North Dakota

North Dakota Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,9773421,400235-3.1%

Ohio

Ohio Property Crime Statistics
Ohio Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,0563761,520160-5.6%

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,8456721,836338-1.0%

Oregon

Oregon Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,7313492,022360-5.6%

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,4031821,12497-5.8%

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Property Crime Statistics
Rhode Island Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,5352191,188128-7.6%

South Carolina

South Carolina Property Crime Statistics
South Carolina Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,9405332,116291-2.6%

South Dakota

South Dakota Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,7712991,273199+2.4%

Tennessee

Tennessee Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,6524371,934281-6.1%

Texas

Texas Property Crime Statistics
Texas Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,3913931,731267+1.0%

Utah

Utah Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,1692771,682210-8.8%

Vermont

Vermont Property Crime Statistics
Vermont Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,4242041,17248+11.0%

Virginia

Virginia Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,6431631,360120-1.4%

Washington

Washington Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
2,6834541,908321-9.0%

West Virginia

West Virginia Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,5843291,120135+6.6%

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Property Crime Statistics
Wisconsin Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,4722181,127127-5.7%

Wyoming

Wyoming Property Crime Statistics
Wyoming Property Crime Rates
Property crime per 100kBurglary per 100kLarceny theft per 100kMotor vehicle theft per 100kIncrease or decrease in property crime
1,5712411,207123-12.0%

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

  1. FBI, “Crime in the United States by State, 2019.” Accessed May 10, 2021
  2. FBI, “Crime in the United States by State, 2018.” Accessed May 10, 2021