American cities with the worst property crime - STLRealEstate.News

American cities with the worst property crime

ST. LOUIS, MO/May 16, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) worst property crime – Although the national average of violent crime and property crime has steadily decreased since the 1990s, this rate doesn’t take into effect the specific problems that go on in each individual American city.  Crime rates can vary substantially across city and state lines, which is why it’s important to do your homework before moving to a new city.  To keep residents properly informed with regards to property crime rates and the security of various American cities, FindTheHome, a real estate data site by Graphiq, used the 2015 FBI Uniform Crime Report to compile a list of cities and metro areas with the highest amounts of property crimes in the country today.

To create their finalized list, the data experts included the reported rates of burglaries, vehicle thefts, and larcenies in each city to find the property crime rate per 100,000 people during the year of 2015.  Only cities that reported data on the aforementioned three crimes were included in the study.  It’s worth noting that the crime of Arson, while considered a property crime, was not included in the calculations due to a lack of wide participation by law enforcement for obtaining the necessary data.

Coming in at #11 was Albuquerque, New Mexico, followed by #10 with San Francisco, California.  The top ten list then went Tacoma, Washington, St. Louis, Missouri, Birmingham, Alabama, Little Rock, Arkansas, Tucson, Arizona, Pueblo, Colorado, Spokane, Washington, Springfield, Missouri, and finally the #1 spot was awarded to: Salt Lake City, Utah.  The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Salt Lake City comes in at 9,330.6.  The burglary rate was at 1,060.5 and the larceny rate was at 7,124.  Lastly, the vehicle theft rate was at 1,145.  The city has a total of 191,992 residents.

Not the results you were expecting?  Be sure to always do your homework for a move!