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Myrtle Beach has the highest rates of property crime in the United States




Although property crime across the United States has decreased significantly over the past few decades, it remains a persistent issue in some cities. A recent analysis has revealed that Myrtle Beach has the highest rates of property crime in the United States. 

The methodology and full list of cities with the highest property crime rate can be found here:

Rankings in this study are based on Insurify’s analysis of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most recent Crime in the United States report.

According to the report Myrtle Beach is America’s top crime ridden city.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

  • Property crime rate per 1,000 residents:112.34 (3.83 times higher than the national average)
  • Larceny-theft rate per 1,000 residents: 97.07
  • Burglary rate per 1,000 residents: 8.72
  • Motor vehicle theft per 1,000 residents: 6.54



David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

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