List of Top 10 Most Burglarized Cities, Three are in Texas
It could be that because Texas is so large in area, that the state would have three entries in one of the worst contests in America.
According to a recent investigation, coming in at #10 is Indianapolis, and Columbus, Ohio takes the #9 position.
The San Antonio population increased about 16 percent in the past decade, and this explosion has propelled the city into the #8 slot with 15,000+ burglaries recorded in 2011!
At #7 is the city I expected to be the hands down winner – Detroit, while you had to figure L.A. (#6) and N.Y. (#5) would be in the mix somewhere. Phoenix, with nine months of maddening heat, surprisingly made #4 (just too darn HOT to burglarize).
Even more surprising was the #3 entry. Of the 61,000 property offenses committed in Dallas in 2011, over 18,000 were burglaries!
Rising to the #2 post is Chicago, but leading the pack at #1, the third of three Texas cities with the most burglaries, packing a punch of 1.5 times more property offenses than Dallas (108,000), the number of 2011 burglaries toppled 27,459, giving HOUSTON its unwanted recognition.