New Data and Map show the risk of being robbed in every US State; Check where your State stands

Newsweek: A recent analysis shows that the likelihood of being a victim of a burglary differs by state.

In 2022, there were 548 burglaries per 100,000 people in Washington State, making it the state with the highest rate of burglaries per capita.

According to criminal defense firm Suzuki Law Offices, which reviewed FBI crime data, the states with the second- and third-worst rates of burglaries per 100,000 people, respectively, are New Mexico (481 cases) and Oklahoma (456 cases).

The states with the highest burglary rates are shown on this map. It would indicate that burglary rates are lower in the Midwest and New England than in the West Coast and the South.

“A critical and challenging topic is brought to light by this research,” stated Richard Suzuki of Suzuki Law Offices. “It is important to understand that crime is often a symptom of larger societal issues and strategies to address them go beyond law enforcement; investing in community programs, education, job creation, and mental health services can all have a profound impact on reducing crime rates.”

There has been a 6% increase in burglaries in Washington since 2021, with 43,481 documented cases, according to the data. Thefts amounted to an average of $6,195 per burglary.

In 2022, there were approximately 11,590 burglaries in New Mexico, the state with the second-highest rate, and 19,388 offenses in Oklahoma, the state with the third-highest rate, with 456.3 burglaries per 100,000 people. Most burglaries in these states happened during the day rather than at night, and the average value of stolen things was $6,195 and $2,730, respectively.

With 433.6 per 100,000 residents, Arkansas was fourth; Nevada came in at 424.9; Louisiana at 392.7; and Colorado at 366.9 burglaries per 100,000 residents rounded out the top seven. With 366.3, 357.2, and 354.2 recorded burglaries per 100,000, respectively, North Dakota, California, and South Carolina ranked eighth, ninth, and tenth.

With 1,013 burglaries in 2022, or 76.2 per 100,000 residents, New Hampshire was determined to be the state with the lowest burglary rate in the nation.

“When it comes to home invasions, criminals take advantage of the daytime because that’s when most people are at work or school, making properties easier targets. According to Suzuki, most business burglaries occur at night while the buildings are unoccupied.

And with that being said, Americans must take precautions to protect their houses and places of business from invaders. Installing strong locks, utilizing security systems, and making sure there is enough lighting will greatly discourage would-be intruders.

“Ultimately, the fight against burglary is not just about securing property but also about creating safer communities,” said Suzuki.

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