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Nevada in top 10 list of states with most break-ins

Posted: 8:51 AM, Apr 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-18 11:51:55-04

A Secure Life has released its list of states with the most and fewest break-ins. Unfortunately, Nevada placed in the top 10 for most break-ins.

The company says it based its lists on burglary statistics from 2017 provided by the FBI.

According to their analysis, New York state topped the list with fewest break-ins per 100,000 residents. A Secure Life says this may be because the bulk of New York's population live in urban settings with a lot of high rises and apartment buildings, which are much less conducive to break-ins than houses on larger pieces of property.

States in the South seem to have the highest rates of break-ins. Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama all rank in the top 10 states for burglaries. The higher rate of break-ins could have to do with lower population density, according to the report.

Top 10 states with the fewest break-ins
1. New York
2. New Hampshire
3. Virginia
4. Connecticut
5. Massachusetts
6. Maine
7. Pennsylvania
8. District of Columbia
9. New Jersey
10. Wyoming

Top 10 states with the most break-ins
1. New Mexico
2. Mississippi
3. Louisiana
4. Oklahoma
5. Arkansas
6. Nevada
7. Alabama
8. North Carolina
9. South Carolina
10. Washington