Places with the most vehicle theft in every state

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#50. Vermont: Windham County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 22.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 10

Property Crimes per 100K People: 1,284.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 566

County Population: 44,050
Major City in County: Brattleboro*

*All numbers are aggregated to the overall county level, but we've noted a major city in each county for reference.

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#49. Maine: Androscoggin County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 67.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 73

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,062.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 2,217

County Population: 107,470
Major City in County: Lewiston

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#48. New Hampshire: Hillsborough County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 79
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 318

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,037.6
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 8,207

County Population: 402,776
Major City in County: Manchester

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#47. Delaware: New Castle County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 134.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 735

Property Crimes per 100K People: 1,930.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 10,539

County Population: 545,846
Major City in County: Wilmington

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#46. New York: Erie County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 140.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,297

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,616.5
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 24,090

County Population: 920,694
Major City in County: Buffalo

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#45. Wyoming: Sweetwater County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 161.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 72

Property Crimes per 100K People: 1,838.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 820

County Population: 44,595
Major City in County: Rock Springs

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#44. West Virginia: Kanawha County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 170.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 327

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,491.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 6,695

County Population: 191,765
Major City in County: Charleston

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#43. Idaho: Nez Perce County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 216.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 86

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,096.7
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 1,228

County Population: 39,655
Major City in County: Lewiston

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#42. South Dakota: Pennington County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 220.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 231

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,062.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 3,203

County Population: 104,574
Major City in County: Rapid City

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#41. Rhode Island: Providence County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 235
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,479

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,422.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 15,247

County Population: 629,280
Major City in County: Providence

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#40. Massachusetts: Suffolk County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 237.6
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,777

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,619.4
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 19,591

County Population: 747,928
Major City in County: Boston

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#39. Illinois: Cook County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 240.1
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 12,551

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,445.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 127,863

County Population: 5,227,827
Major City in County: Chicago

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#38. Arizona: Maricopa County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 249.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 9,848

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,546
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 100,499

County Population: 3,947,382
Major City in County: Phoenix

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#37. Connecticut: New Haven County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 258.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 2,235

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,455.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 21,197

County Population: 863,148
Major City in County: New Haven

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#36. North Carolina: Columbus County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 302.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 174

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,475.6
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 2,574

County Population: 57,512
Major City in County: Whiteville

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#35. Kentucky: Jefferson County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 323.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 2,431

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,111.5
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 30,897

County Population: 751,485
Major City in County: Louisville/Jefferson County

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#34. Florida: Miami-Dade County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 324.6
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 8,442

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,007
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 104,216

County Population: 2,600,861
Major City in County: Miami

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#33. Virginia: Richmond City

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 347.8
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 734

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,974.2
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 8,388

County Population: 211,063
Major City in County: Richmond

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#32. Utah: Salt Lake County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 349.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,718

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,300.7
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 35,109

County Population: 1,063,670
Major City in County: Salt Lake City

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#31. Ohio: Cuyahoga County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 351
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 4,449

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,402.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 30,456

County Population: 1,267,513
Major City in County: Cleveland

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#30. Alaska: Northwest Arctic Borough

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 351.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 27

Property Crimes per 100K People: 1,863.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 143

County Population: 7,672
Major City in County: Kotzebue

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#29. Hawaii: Maui County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 358.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 570

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,652.1
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 5,800

County Population: 158,814
Major City in County: Kahului

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#28. Arkansas: Pulaski County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 361.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,407

Property Crimes per 100K People: 5,655.5
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 21,986

County Population: 388,752
Major City in County: Little Rock

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#27. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 370.3
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 5,728

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,414.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 52,816

County Population: 1,546,920
Major City in County: Philadelphia

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#26. Tennessee: Hamilton County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 389.8
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,344

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,295.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 14,809

County Population: 344,772
Major City in County: Chattanooga

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#25. Montana: Yellowstone County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 417.2
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 634

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,760.1
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 5,714

County Population: 151,965
Major City in County: Billings

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#24. Nevada: Clark County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 427.3
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 8,562

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,798.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 56,080

County Population: 2,003,613
Major City in County: Las Vegas

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#23. Mississippi: Hinds County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 481.8
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,187

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,488.1
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 11,057

County Population: 246,364
Major City in County: Jackson

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#22. Minnesota: Ramsey County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 487.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 2,542

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,359.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 17,514

County Population: 521,265
Major City in County: St. Paul

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#21. New Jersey: Essex County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 511
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 4,035

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,223.1
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 17,554

County Population: 789,616
Major City in County: Newark

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#20. South Carolina: Orangeburg County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 511.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 467

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,974.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 3,627

County Population: 91,262
Major City in County: Orangeburg

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#19. Colorado: Denver County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 541.8
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,434

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,526.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 22,352

County Population: 633,777
Major City in County: Denver

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#18. Oklahoma: Oklahoma County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 557.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 4,143

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,665.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 34,674

County Population: 743,145
Major City in County: Oklahoma City

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#17. Oregon: Multnomah County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 563
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 4,264

Property Crimes per 100K People: 5,159.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 39,079

County Population: 757,371
Major City in County: Portland

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#16. New Mexico: Bernalillo County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 564.2
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,788

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,845.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 32,536

County Population: 671,429
Major City in County: Albuquerque

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#15. Alabama: Russell County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 570.4
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 325

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,743.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 2,703

County Population: 56,980
Major City in County: Phenix City

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#14. Indiana: Marion County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 576.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 5,302

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,638
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 42,639

County Population: 919,336
Major City in County: Indianapolis

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#13. Iowa: Pottawattamie County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 584
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 544

Property Crimes per 100K People: 5,058.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 4,712

County Population: 93,153
Major City in County: Council Bluffs

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#12. Nebraska: Douglas County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 614.1
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,261

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,839.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 20,392

County Population: 531,057
Major City in County: Omaha

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#11. Kansas: Wyandotte County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 632.1
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,008

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,859.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 7,749

County Population: 159,466
Major City in County: Kansas City

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#10. Washington: Spokane County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 652.1
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,110

Property Crimes per 100K People: 5,823.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 27,777

County Population: 476,950
Major City in County: Spokane

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#9. Georgia: Fulton County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 670.3
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 6,482

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,877.4
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 47,169

County Population: 967,100
Major City in County: Atlanta

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#8. Texas: Potter County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 706.3
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 862

Property Crimes per 100K People: 7,784.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 9,501

County Population: 122,053
Major City in County: Amarillo

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#7. Michigan: Wayne County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 709
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 12,691

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,080.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 55,139

County Population: 1,790,078
Major City in County: Detroit

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#6. Louisiana: Orleans Parish

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 709.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 2,615

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,445.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 16,382

County Population: 368,471
Major City in County: New Orleans

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#5. Maryland: Baltimore City

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 720.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 4,486

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,727.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 29,420

County Population: 622,271
Major City in County: Baltimore

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#4. Wisconsin: Milwaukee County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 760.2
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 7,248

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,022.7
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 38,352

County Population: 953,401
Major City in County: Milwaukee

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#3. California: Alameda County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 777.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 12,123

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,480.5
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 54,272

County Population: 1,559,308
Major City in County: Oakland

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#2. Missouri: St. Louis City

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 1018.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,247

Property Crimes per 100K People: 6,249.6
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 19,919

County Population: 318,727
Major City in County: St. Louis

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#1. North Dakota: Williams County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 1097.3
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 297

Property Crimes per 100K People: 5,952.1
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 1,611

County Population: 27,066
Major City in County: Williston

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First, the good news. Motor vehicle theft has dropped significantly in the United States since the early '90s. In fact, it's nearly three times less common today than it was in 1993.

Now, the bad news. Car theft remains a big problem in some regions of the country.

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At FindTheHome, a real estate data site that's part of the Graphiq network, we set out to compare vehicle theft rates around America. We turned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports to analyze the data. In the visualization below, we've mapped car thefts by county across the United States.

Car theft is lowest in the Northeast, and particularly in New York. While New York has low rates of car ownership in the first place, the New York Police Department also credits better car technology, the decreasing value of older cars and faster photo I.D. tracking as key factors for dropping rates.

Modern "engine immobilizer" technology -- adopted by most manufacturers around the turn of the millennium -- now prevents thieves from "hot-wiring" vehicles. If they don't have the key, they can't start the car.

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On the flip side is Southern California, among the worst areas for car theft in the nation. Not only is California packed with vehicles, but it's also close to Mexico. Some point to illegal sales south of the border as an ongoing incentive for theft.

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Some thieves have developed new methods to keep pace with improving technology, including a so-called "power amplifier." According to the New York Times, a $30 amplifier can connect a key fob to a car, even when the two are some 50 feet away. In theory, a thief could activate the fob in your pocket or purse, even as you shop for an outfit or dine at a restaurant.

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That said, California's worst county for vehicle theft is actually in Northern California. In the following list, we've determined the county with the highest rate of car theft in each state. To avoid outlier counties with low sample sizes, we've focused only on counties at or above the 50th percentile by population in each state.

Note that the FBI reports city- and county-level car thefts separately, and the two do not overlap. For each county, our data team combined the numbers from the county itself and the cities within the county, then calculated the overall theft rate per 100,000 people. The data comes from 2014, the latest year available.

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#50. Wyoming: Laramie County

Robberies per 100K People: 18.0
Total Robberies: 17

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 163.1
Total Violent Crimes: 154

Population: 94,412

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#49. Vermont: Rutland County

Robberies per 100K People: 21.4
Total Robberies: 13

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 105.2
Total Violent Crimes: 64

Population: 60,864

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#48. Idaho: Twin Falls County

Robberies per 100K People: 27.9
Total Robberies: 22

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 242.0
Total Violent Crimes: 191

Population: 78,933

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#47. Maine: Androscoggin County

Robberies per 100K People: 37.2
Total Robberies: 40

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 136.8
Total Violent Crimes: 147

Population: 107,470

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#46. Montana: Yellowstone County

Robberies per 100K People: 42.1
Total Robberies: 64

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 342.2
Total Violent Crimes: 520

Population: 151,965

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#45. Hawaii: Maui County

Robberies per 100K People: 50.4
Total Robberies: 80

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 319.9
Total Violent Crimes: 508

Population: 158,814

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#44. North Dakota: Cass County

Robberies per 100K People: 50.6
Total Robberies: 80

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 304.4
Total Violent Crimes: 481

Population: 158,041

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#43. South Dakota: Pennington County

Robberies per 100K People: 55.5
Total Robberies: 58

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 504.9
Total Violent Crimes: 528

Population: 104,574

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#42. Utah: Salt Lake County

Robberies per 100K People: 70.4
Total Robberies: 749

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 253.7
Total Violent Crimes: 2,698

Population: 1,063,670

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#41. Rhode Island: Providence County

Robberies per 100K People: 74.8
Total Robberies: 471

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 287.3
Total Violent Crimes: 1,808

Population: 629,280

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#40. New Hampshire: Hillsborough County

Robberies per 100K People: 77.7
Total Robberies: 313

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 262.9
Total Violent Crimes: 1,059

Population: 402,776

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#39. West Virginia: Raleigh County

Robberies per 100K People: 88.8
Total Robberies: 70

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 388.2
Total Violent Crimes: 306

Population: 78,827

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#38. Arizona: Maricopa County

Robberies per 100K People: 100.6
Total Robberies: 3,973

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 354.1
Total Violent Crimes: 13,977

Population: 3,947,382

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#37. Iowa: Scott County

Robberies per 100K People: 101.4
Total Robberies: 171

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 473.0
Total Violent Crimes: 798

Population: 168,714

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#36. Delaware: New Castle County

Robberies per 100K People: 119.3
Total Robberies: 651

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 413.7
Total Violent Crimes: 2,258

Population: 545,846

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#35. Connecticut: New Haven County

Robberies per 100K People: 126.5
Total Robberies: 1,092

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 305.3
Total Violent Crimes: 2,635

Population: 863,148

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#34. Washington: King County

Robberies per 100K People: 131.5
Total Robberies: 2,641

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 344.9
Total Violent Crimes: 6,929

Population: 2,008,997

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#33. Nebraska: Douglas County

Robberies per 100K People: 139.7
Total Robberies: 742

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 492.0
Total Violent Crimes: 2,613

Population: 531,057

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#32. Oregon: Multnomah County

Robberies per 100K People: 144.3
Total Robberies: 1,093

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 477.8
Total Violent Crimes: 3,619

Population: 757,371

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#31. South Carolina: Richland County

Robberies per 100K People: 157.0
Total Robberies: 618

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 778.0
Total Violent Crimes: 3,063

Population: 393,707

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#30. Kansas: Wyandotte County

Robberies per 100K People: 161.2
Total Robberies: 257

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 705.5
Total Violent Crimes: 1,125

Population: 159,466

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#29. Alaska: Anchorage Municipality

Robberies per 100K People: 166.3
Total Robberies: 496

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 873.6
Total Violent Crimes: 2,605

Population: 298,178

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#28. Oklahoma: Oklahoma County

Robberies per 100K People: 170.8
Total Robberies: 1,269

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 731.4
Total Violent Crimes: 5,435

Population: 743,145

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#27. Colorado: Denver County

Robberies per 100K People: 172.1
Total Robberies: 1,091

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 628.5
Total Violent Crimes: 3,983

Population: 633,777

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#26. Minnesota: Hennepin County

Robberies per 100K People: 190.2
Total Robberies: 2,252

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 436.1
Total Violent Crimes: 5,164

Population: 1,184,091

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#25. New York City: All Counties

Robberies per 100K People: 198.5
Total Robberies: 16,581

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 605.2
Total Violent Crimes: 50,564

Population: 8,354,889

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#24. Alabama: Montgomery County

Robberies per 100K People: 199.7
Total Robberies: 457

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 465.8
Total Violent Crimes: 1,066

Population: 228,850

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#23. Florida: Miami-Dade County

Robberies per 100K People: 217.5
Total Robberies: 5,658

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 644.0
Total Violent Crimes: 16,750

Population: 2,600,861

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#22. Kentucky: Jefferson County

Robberies per 100K People: 218.0
Total Robberies: 1,638

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 552.5
Total Violent Crimes: 4,152

Population: 751,485

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#21. New Mexico: Bernalillo County

Robberies per 100K People: 219.4
Total Robberies: 1,473

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 826.1
Total Violent Crimes: 5,547

Population: 671,429

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#20. Illinois: Cook County

Robberies per 100K People: 221.7
Total Robberies: 11,589

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 542.4
Total Violent Crimes: 28,357

Population: 5,227,827

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#19. Arkansas: Pulaski County

Robberies per 100K People: 231.3
Total Robberies: 899

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 1,008.9
Total Violent Crimes: 3,922

Population: 388,752

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#18. North Carolina: Durham County

Robberies per 100K People: 235.1
Total Robberies: 664

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 666.0
Total Violent Crimes: 1,881

Population: 282,422

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#17. Michigan: Wayne County

Robberies per 100K People: 240.8
Total Robberies: 4,310

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 945.4
Total Violent Crimes: 16,924

Population: 1,790,078

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#16. Massachusetts: Suffolk County

Robberies per 100K People: 256.0
Total Robberies: 1,915

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 740.4
Total Violent Crimes: 5,538

Population: 747,928

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#15. Ohio: Cuyahoga County

Robberies per 100K People: 263.5
Total Robberies: 3,340

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 468.4
Total Violent Crimes: 5,937

Population: 1,267,513

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#14. Virginia: Richmond City

Robberies per 100K People: 269.6
Total Robberies: 569

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 594.1
Total Violent Crimes: 1,254

Population: 211,063

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#13. Nevada: Clark County

Robberies per 100K People: 275.0
Total Robberies: 5,510

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 756.1
Total Violent Crimes: 15,150

Population: 2,003,613

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#12. Mississippi: Hinds County

Robberies per 100K People: 327.2
Total Robberies: 806

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 665.7
Total Violent Crimes: 1,640

Population: 246,364

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#11. Texas: Harris County

Robberies per 100K People: 328.3
Total Robberies: 14,019

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 750.6
Total Violent Crimes: 32,046

Population: 4,269,608

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#10. Tennessee: Shelby County

Robberies per 100K People: 365.5
Total Robberies: 3,422

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 1,314.2
Total Violent Crimes: 12,303

Population: 936,130

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#9. Georgia: Fulton County

Robberies per 100K People: 365.8
Total Robberies: 3,538

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 832.9
Total Violent Crimes: 8,055

Population: 967,100

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#8. California: San Francisco County

Robberies per 100K People: 388.9
Total Robberies: 3,224

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 815.5
Total Violent Crimes: 6,761

Population: 829,072

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#7. New Jersey: Essex County

Robberies per 100K People: 392.0
Total Robberies: 3,095

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 642.1
Total Violent Crimes: 5,070

Population: 789,616

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#6. Louisiana: Orleans Parish

Robberies per 100K People: 398.9
Total Robberies: 1,470

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 1,023.1
Total Violent Crimes: 3,770

Population: 368,471

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#5. Wisconsin: Milwaukee County

Robberies per 100K People: 404.2
Total Robberies: 3,854

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 997.1
Total Violent Crimes: 9,506

Population: 953,401

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#4. Indiana: Marion County

Robberies per 100K People: 418.8
Total Robberies: 3,850

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 1,178.2
Total Violent Crimes: 10,832

Population: 919,336

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#3. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia County

Robberies per 100K People: 450.6
Total Robberies: 6,970

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 1,029.5
Total Violent Crimes: 15,925

Population: 1,546,920

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#2. Missouri: St. Louis City

Robberies per 100K People: 490.1
Total Robberies: 1,562

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 1,677.9
Total Violent Crimes: 5,348

Population: 318,727

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#1. Maryland: Baltimore City

Robberies per 100K People: 590.9
Total Robberies: 3,677

Violent Crimes per 100K People: 1,341.2
Total Violent Crimes: 8,346

Population: 622,271

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While we've ordered the overall list from lowest to highest vehicle theft rate, the FBI cautions against interpreting a list like this as a definitive ranking.

Disclaimer: The data published here is meant solely to illustrate the relative rates of car theft, and not to make assertions about the effectiveness of law enforcement. There are many factors that affect the rate and nature of crime -- such as the degree of urbanization, composition of age groups, economic climate and modes of transportation within an area -- which are not considered here.

#50. Vermont: Windham County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 22.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 10

Property Crimes per 100K People: 1,284.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 566

County Population: 44,050
Major City in County: Brattleboro*

*All numbers are aggregated to the overall county level, but we've noted a major city in each county for reference.

#49. Maine: Androscoggin County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 67.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 73

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,062.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 2,217

County Population: 107,470
Major City in County: Lewiston

#48. New Hampshire: Hillsborough County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 79
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 318

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,037.6
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 8,207

County Population: 402,776
Major City in County: Manchester

#47. Delaware: New Castle County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 134.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 735

Property Crimes per 100K People: 1,930.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 10,539

County Population: 545,846
Major City in County: Wilmington

#46. New York: Erie County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 140.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,297

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,616.5
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 24,090

County Population: 920,694
Major City in County: Buffalo

#45. Wyoming: Sweetwater County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 161.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 72

Property Crimes per 100K People: 1,838.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 820

County Population: 44,595
Major City in County: Rock Springs

#44. West Virginia: Kanawha County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 170.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 327

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,491.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 6,695

County Population: 191,765
Major City in County: Charleston

#43. Idaho: Nez Perce County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 216.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 86

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,096.7
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 1,228

County Population: 39,655
Major City in County: Lewiston

#42. South Dakota: Pennington County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 220.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 231

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,062.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 3,203

County Population: 104,574
Major City in County: Rapid City

#41. Rhode Island: Providence County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 235
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,479

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,422.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 15,247

County Population: 629,280
Major City in County: Providence

#40. Massachusetts: Suffolk County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 237.6
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,777

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,619.4
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 19,591

County Population: 747,928
Major City in County: Boston

#39. Illinois: Cook County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 240.1
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 12,551

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,445.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 127,863

County Population: 5,227,827
Major City in County: Chicago

#38. Arizona: Maricopa County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 249.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 9,848

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,546
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 100,499

County Population: 3,947,382
Major City in County: Phoenix

#37. Connecticut: New Haven County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 258.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 2,235

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,455.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 21,197

County Population: 863,148
Major City in County: New Haven

#36. North Carolina: Columbus County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 302.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 174

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,475.6
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 2,574

County Population: 57,512
Major City in County: Whiteville

#35. Kentucky: Jefferson County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 323.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 2,431

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,111.5
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 30,897

County Population: 751,485
Major City in County: Louisville/Jefferson County

#34. Florida: Miami-Dade County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 324.6
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 8,442

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,007
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 104,216

County Population: 2,600,861
Major City in County: Miami

#33. Virginia: Richmond City

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 347.8
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 734

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,974.2
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 8,388

County Population: 211,063
Major City in County: Richmond

#32. Utah: Salt Lake County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 349.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,718

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,300.7
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 35,109

County Population: 1,063,670
Major City in County: Salt Lake City

#31. Ohio: Cuyahoga County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 351
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 4,449

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,402.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 30,456

County Population: 1,267,513
Major City in County: Cleveland

#30. Alaska: Northwest Arctic Borough

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 351.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 27

Property Crimes per 100K People: 1,863.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 143

County Population: 7,672
Major City in County: Kotzebue

#29. Hawaii: Maui County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 358.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 570

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,652.1
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 5,800

County Population: 158,814
Major City in County: Kahului

#28. Arkansas: Pulaski County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 361.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,407

Property Crimes per 100K People: 5,655.5
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 21,986

County Population: 388,752
Major City in County: Little Rock

#27. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 370.3
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 5,728

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,414.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 52,816

County Population: 1,546,920
Major City in County: Philadelphia

#26. Tennessee: Hamilton County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 389.8
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,344

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,295.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 14,809

County Population: 344,772
Major City in County: Chattanooga

#25. Montana: Yellowstone County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 417.2
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 634

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,760.1
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 5,714

County Population: 151,965
Major City in County: Billings

#24. Nevada: Clark County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 427.3
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 8,562

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,798.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 56,080

County Population: 2,003,613
Major City in County: Las Vegas

#23. Mississippi: Hinds County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 481.8
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,187

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,488.1
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 11,057

County Population: 246,364
Major City in County: Jackson

#22. Minnesota: Ramsey County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 487.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 2,542

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,359.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 17,514

County Population: 521,265
Major City in County: St. Paul

#21. New Jersey: Essex County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 511
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 4,035

Property Crimes per 100K People: 2,223.1
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 17,554

County Population: 789,616
Major City in County: Newark

#20. South Carolina: Orangeburg County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 511.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 467

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,974.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 3,627

County Population: 91,262
Major City in County: Orangeburg

#19. Colorado: Denver County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 541.8
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,434

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,526.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 22,352

County Population: 633,777
Major City in County: Denver

#18. Oklahoma: Oklahoma County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 557.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 4,143

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,665.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 34,674

County Population: 743,145
Major City in County: Oklahoma City

#17. Oregon: Multnomah County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 563
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 4,264

Property Crimes per 100K People: 5,159.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 39,079

County Population: 757,371
Major City in County: Portland

#16. New Mexico: Bernalillo County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 564.2
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,788

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,845.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 32,536

County Population: 671,429
Major City in County: Albuquerque

#15. Alabama: Russell County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 570.4
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 325

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,743.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 2,703

County Population: 56,980
Major City in County: Phenix City

#14. Indiana: Marion County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 576.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 5,302

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,638
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 42,639

County Population: 919,336
Major City in County: Indianapolis

#13. Iowa: Pottawattamie County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 584
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 544

Property Crimes per 100K People: 5,058.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 4,712

County Population: 93,153
Major City in County: Council Bluffs

#12. Nebraska: Douglas County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 614.1
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,261

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,839.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 20,392

County Population: 531,057
Major City in County: Omaha

#11. Kansas: Wyandotte County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 632.1
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 1,008

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,859.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 7,749

County Population: 159,466
Major City in County: Kansas City

#10. Washington: Spokane County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 652.1
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,110

Property Crimes per 100K People: 5,823.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 27,777

County Population: 476,950
Major City in County: Spokane

#9. Georgia: Fulton County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 670.3
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 6,482

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,877.4
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 47,169

County Population: 967,100
Major City in County: Atlanta

#8. Texas: Potter County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 706.3
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 862

Property Crimes per 100K People: 7,784.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 9,501

County Population: 122,053
Major City in County: Amarillo

#7. Michigan: Wayne County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 709
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 12,691

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,080.3
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 55,139

County Population: 1,790,078
Major City in County: Detroit

#6. Louisiana: Orleans Parish

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 709.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 2,615

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,445.9
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 16,382

County Population: 368,471
Major City in County: New Orleans

#5. Maryland: Baltimore City

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 720.9
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 4,486

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,727.8
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 29,420

County Population: 622,271
Major City in County: Baltimore

#4. Wisconsin: Milwaukee County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 760.2
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 7,248

Property Crimes per 100K People: 4,022.7
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 38,352

County Population: 953,401
Major City in County: Milwaukee

#3. California: Alameda County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 777.5
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 12,123

Property Crimes per 100K People: 3,480.5
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 54,272

County Population: 1,559,308
Major City in County: Oakland

#2. Missouri: St. Louis City

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 1018.7
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 3,247

Property Crimes per 100K People: 6,249.6
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 19,919

County Population: 318,727
Major City in County: St. Louis

#1. North Dakota: Williams County

Vehicle Thefts per 100K People: 1097.3
Total Vehicle Thefts in 2014: 297

Property Crimes per 100K People: 5,952.1
Total Property Crimes in 2014: 1,611

County Population: 27,066
Major City in County: Williston

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