According to the most recent report from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, New Mexico is the most burglarized state in the country. The state had 830.4 instances per 100,000 inhabitants. With Mexican drug trade passing through the state, Albuquerque in particular, it’s not a very surprising statistic. Is it a crime to spend money on a home security system these days? A look inside the mind of convicted burglars will help you decide.
Arkansas came second on the FBI’s list with 795.5 burglaries per 100,000 inhabitants. The region in general suffers from high rates of property crime, particularly burglary. Among the worst areas is Bytheville, Arkansas with 347.2 burglaries per 10,000 people. Though it’s one of the smallest cities on this list, it has one of the highest burglary rates in America! Check out these 13 inexpensive ways to theft-proof your home.