Study: SC one of the top 10 states for home break-ins

Study: SC one of the top 10 states for home break-ins
Source: ASecureLife

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – South Carolina residents are more likely to be the victims of a home break-in, according to the results of a new study.

The report, published by the team at ASecureLife, ranks S.C. in the top 10 states with the most break-ins per 100,000 residents, coming in at No. 9.

Southern states in general saw the highest rate of home break-ins, according to the study. In addition to S.C., Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama all ranked in the top 10.

Researchers found the higher rate of break-ins in the South could have to do with a lower population density than is found in most of the East Coast states, where break-in rates were lower.

New York had the smallest amount of break-ins across the country.

To compile their rankings, ASecureLife looked at 2017 FBI burglary statistics to figure out which states had the most and the least risk for break-ins per 100,000 residents.

The top 10 states with the most break-ins, according to the study, are:

1. New Mexico

2. Mississippi

3. Louisiana

4. Oklahoma

5. Arkansas

6. Nevada

7. Alabama

8. North Carolina

9. South Carolina

10. Washington

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