A new study found New Mexico is the No. 1 ranked state for burglaries with 12.84 cases per 1,000 households.
The frequency of major crimes continues to decline nationally, but burglaries made up 15% of all crimes in 2017 and the total value of what was stolen exceeded $3 billion.
SafeHome.org released a study on the States with the Highest Burglary Rates using the latest data from the 2018 FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Below are the national statistics and trends:
- Burglaries by Region: Southwest (44.9%), West (26.3%), Midwest (19.6%), Northeast (9.1%)
- Type of Entry: 57% of burglaries involve forcible entry and another 6% involve attempted forcible entry.
- Time of Day: More than 6 out of 10 burglaries occurred during the day.
- Value of Items Stolen: The average burglary in 2017 involved stolen cash and other items valuing $2,416.
- Recovery of Stolen Items: About 29% of the value of all items stolen in all types of theft, including burglaries, robberies and car thefts, was recovered in 2017.
- Arrests: Only about 13.5% of burglaries involve a person being arrested.