Delaware ranks 18th in property crime rate in region

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Delaware finished 18th in a listing of property crime rates.

The ranking came from Your Local Security, which calculated information from the FBI’sUniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

Ranking first was the District of Columbia, followed by New Mexico.

However, Delaware had little to brag about. It borders, two of states with low property crime rates, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Neighboring Maryland ranks 30th. (If using a personal computer, click on list to enlarge.)


Property crime is defined as follows, according to Your Local Security and the FBI.

▪ Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. According to the FBI, something can classify as a burglary even if there was no use of force to gain entry.

▪ Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle is a self-propelled vehicle that runs on land surfaces and not on rails.

▪ Larceny-theft: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another, such as pocket-picking, shoplifting, bicycle theft, etc.

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program records data from law enforcement on cases of reported violent crime and property crime.

Your Local Security is a blog of ADT, a home and small business security company.

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