By KELSIE LeROSE
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Even as West Virginia sits in the middle of the pack in the list of states with the most break-ins, numbers are declining in the Mountain State, according to a report by SafeHome.org.
The report ranks West Virginia 26th in the list of states with the most break-ins for 2017 at a rate of 420.1 per 100,000 residents. The state ranks fourth, however, in the largest declines from 2016 to 2017, with a 15.8 percent decline in break-ins.
The state with the most break-ins was found to be New Mexico (858.1 per 100,000 residents) while the lowest is New York (176.3 per 100,000).
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