The U.S. States With The Highest Rates Of Burglary
According to the FBI, 60 percent of burglaries happen between 6am and 6pm. In 2016, there were 278,600 break-ins at night and 486,006 during the day with an average of $2,361 stolen. With spring on the horizon, which parts of the U.S. are experiencing the biggest threat from burglars? The most recent FBI data shows that the South-Central states suffer the worst impact with New Mexico experiencing the highest rate. In 2016, it had 840.4 instances per 100,000 residents and experts aren't too surprised about that considering how much of the Mexican drug trade flows through the state, particularly Albuquerque. Arkansas comes second with 795.5 burglaries per 100,000 inhabitants while Mississippi comes third with 781.4. New York has the lowest burglary rate in the U.S. with just 201.7 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016.
This chart shows the burglary rate per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016.