10 cities with the most burglaries

While crime rates have been falling across the nation, there are still some bad eggs out there. And if you forget to lock your doors, you may want to avoid Texas.

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Jan 19, 2013 3:56AM
Another extremely poor piece by hack journalism lacking a decent editor, thrown out to whet appetites for browsing more. The real ranking based upon the number of burglaries per thousand population of these ten cities makes the list of MSN seem childish:

1. Detroit MI            22.4  per thousand
2. Columbus OH  19.3
3. Indianapolis IN 18.4
4. Dallas TX           15.6
5. Houston TX       13.1
6. Phoenix AZ         12.9
7. San Antonio TX  11.6
8. Chicago IL            9.8
9. Los Angeles CA   4.5
10. New York City     2.2

(Numbers rounded, burglaries taken from article, population from 2010 US Census)

So - the Midwest is the place to avoid if you occasionally forget to lock your doors, and MSN the place to avoid if you want informative journalism of high quality. 
Jan 31, 2013 6:26AM
It should be Washington DC. Only these burglars are congress and the President who are stealing our money in broad daylight!
Jan 31, 2013 4:15AM
So you are going to solve childrens gun crime by passing a law.  If that works why don"t we pass
a law against politicians  stealing other peoples money.

Jan 21, 2013 7:11AM

The main reason why Houston, TX made number 1 for burglaries, HURRICANE KATRINA & the well known SANCTUARY CITY STATUS FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.


Thanks to the honorable Mayor Bill White during his term, he invited a couple hundred thousand low life thug criminals refugees from New Orleans, LA and illegal Mexican aliens to flood what was once the great city of Houston, TX.


The current Mayor, Anise Parker has put the Houston Police Department on a shoestring budget.


I moved here 16 years ago and took pride in calling Houston, TX my home and at the time thought I wanted to live here forever. Not now, as soon as I can sell my home I'm moving out of here as fast as I can. 


Jan 29, 2013 5:21PM
Generally speaking, show me a city with a lot of illegals and they will be on the list
Jan 19, 2013 12:25AM
NY will jump from No. 5 to No. 1 because of the new gun laws.

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- Thomas Jefferson

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."-- Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson: “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”


"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.


Search: "some quotes for gun grabbers" "walter williams"


Alexander Hamilton: “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed,” adding later, “If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense, which is paramount to all positive forms of government.”


 Search: Pravda and "Americans never give up your guns"

Jan 22, 2013 4:51PM

Deceiving burglary numbers for Detroit.  They say crime has been declining since the 70’s but this is due to fewer crime opportunities because the population has decreased from over 1.5 million in 1970 to less than 700,000 today.  When Detroit's decreasing population is considered, crime is actually on the rise with Detroit being number one.   

Jan 19, 2013 11:20AM
These figures don't mean anything unless the data is as burglaries per capita.
Jan 31, 2013 7:55AM
Does anyone realize these are 2011 figures from an FBI document that the DOJ created. In addition not taking in the proper demographics like size per capital,  this is how our Children learn from the lies in the press today.  Another example is CNN calls the Senate Congress.  What has happened to America?  Tells us we need more gun laws without one mention of better laws that insure criminals and insane people are treated and not let out to kill again after a sentence of 5-10 years.  What is CNN telling legal hispanics like myself that have worked and waited in line to become citizens?  Let the drug lords and lazy fence hoppers hop in front of us in line.  Agree with others crap news.
Jan 26, 2013 4:18PM
Now that we have millions of illegals and anchor babies committing crimes constantly all our cities are in danger. Plus should have kept Nawlins in Nawlins, now we have 2 loser minorities.
Jan 31, 2013 4:56AM

Face reality, "diversity" doesn't work......never has and never will work. It's simple.....even homogenious tribes have their difficulties and heterogenious societies fair worse. A house divided cannot stand. Moreover, the tail of the dog should not be wagging the dog. The **** cannot think for the head. Etc. I've traveled to 12 countries thus far including the Middle East and remote parts of China. The Chinese government has made it this far because 900MM Han Chinese do not permit the minority groups to rule their country. Most people do not know that there are over 70 MM muslims in China if not over 100 MM. China has over 100 minority groups although the offical count is somewhere around 50 - 60.  Most groups are small populations.  Yes, there are some uprising here and there over long periods of time but it does not amount to much. Why? Go figure.  Another point, ask the Russians why they do not like black people immigating to their country.  Their repsonse: they did their Lessons Learned from America's experience. I'm just stating the facts here so don't kill the messenger for the message. I grew up two blocks from the housing projects and had black kids over to eat at my house. Not once did I eat at a black family's house. Never was invited.   I'm not picking on blacks. The same principle applies to all cultures and races. Stay in your own tribe/country and stop importing other tribes.  The native indians living in this country made their first mistake by permitting Europeans to set up camp and the rest is history. They should have given them some food and said get back on those ships and go back to where you came from and if we see you here again we are not going to give you food but rather arrows up your ****.

Jan 31, 2013 7:19AM
Since this list is not per capita, it's nonsense.
Jan 31, 2013 8:40AM
They didn't put Washington D.C. as number one, biggest thievesof all legally stealing from everyone.
Jan 31, 2013 8:37AM

Well the cities in the North are all liberal anti-gun cities run by Democrats, so that would explain the high rate of crime there, Detroit’s burglary rate dropping makes sense since there can't be much left there to steel. The high crime rate in Texas is most likely the result of illegal aliens the federal government doesn't want to do anything about. So you can pretty much see that high crime and Democrats go together.

Jan 31, 2013 8:44AM
I like these Obama hope and change articles..
Jan 31, 2013 8:07AM

The FBI stats from 2011 do nothing to dispel the racist comments of some that it is due to the mismanagement of major cities by African-American mayors. 


I think it may be the stats I heard recently about the inmates in prisons around the U.S.:  over 70 percent of all inmates did not have their father at home.  The stats are just marginally lower for women inmates, but still approaching 70 percent.  A conclusion from these stats could easily be that in the families of those who are committing these crimes as well as others do not have fathers at home.



Jan 31, 2013 5:24AM
thank you you are so right jasonhador because the same thing I was thinking when thety try compare this type of information they always leave a very critical part which is crimes to ratio of population. Detriot has hardly anyone left in that city, and those that are left have nothing thats why they are still there, so Detriots crime rate scores high above any other city in america do the research.
Jan 28, 2013 2:57PM
I would enjoy having the demographics of the cities posted alongside the blurb for each locale.

I wonder if the ongoing class war being waged against the masses of common folks may have at least some impact on these crime rates?

"There has been class warfare going on," Buffett, 81, said in a Sept. 30 interview with Charlie Rose on PBS. It's just that my class is winning. And my class isn't just winning, I mean we're killing them."

Jan 31, 2013 8:39AM
Jan 21, 2013 11:49AM
phoenix surprised me i thought maybe more in atlanta or miami etc.
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