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Crime has been a long-standing phenomenon in human society – almost as old as civilization itself. Although it has evolved over time to include various forms, crime at its crux, remains the same. It hurts or harms people in one way or another and occurs in almost all countries worldwide. The grim days of the pandemic certainly contributed to these stats with violent crime rising by a whopping 4.6% in 2020. However, it appears that the times may be changing now.

In this article, we discuss the rates of different crimes in the U.S., and what part ADT has played over the years to bring this number down. So let us jump right in!

Understanding Your Local Crime Rate Index

One of the very first things that you need to know about your local crime rate is that it is based on a score that identifies the risk of violent crime, homicides, property crimes, robbery, burglary, grand larceny, vehicle theft, and more. This score is a comparison against the national average, which is considered at 100. So while a score of 50 means that the crime rate in your area is half the national risk, a score of 200 indicates that the risk of crime is twice as much. No matter what the crime is, it is usually considered to weigh equally on this scale.

It is a good idea to have some understanding of the community you live in or if you are planning to move to a different city. Having knowledge of these kinds of stats can help you decide if you want to move and what kind of measures you can take to keep yourself safe.

Although there has been a significant rise in the number of home security services such as ADT security, property crime has not gone down as much.  In fact, in 2023, there appears to be a spike in property crimes, almost a 53% increase, which has been at a low since 2019. There are a number of factors probably contributing to this change but it is difficult to point out one specific reason.

Crime Rates in Some of the Major U.S. Cities

Whether you want to take a nighttime stroll in the suburbs or walk around Times Square, one of the very first things to consider is the criminals that could be waiting for you. In the U.S., violent crimes, homicides, and aggravated and gun assault, form the bulk of the crime index.  However, it appears that property crime, burglary, auto theft, and robberies are on the rise more so than violent crimes in certain areas. On that note, let us take a look at what you can expect on the crime front in some of the most populous cities in the U.S.

Chicago, IL

It appears that certain areas of Chicago are likely to experience higher crime rates than others. Data compiled by the Chicago PD suggests that property crimes have increased by a considerable margin.  To be more precise, burglaries are up by 11%, robberies by 26%, and theft by 24% compared to last year. Motor vehicle theft also seems to be higher than the national average.

Some of the safest areas to live in Chicago include Lincoln Park, Lake View, Forest Glen, Norwood Park, Mount Greenwood, and Westmont. These are some of the neighborhoods with the lowest crime rates, as well as better law enforcement patrolling. You can expect to keep yourself and your family safe here.

Miami, FL

Miami does have a whole lot of crime on the streets, including violent crimes, aggravated assault, and more. However, property crime is seen even more than violent crimes with burglaries, robberies, and theft on the rise.  Total crime levels are lower than the national average in downtown Miami, Miami Beach, and in the neighborhoods closer to the coastline. Burglaries are apparently not seen as much along the beaches, although the western part of the city does seem to be notorious for it.

New York City, NY

Despite claims from the local population, NYC is the calmest we have ever seen – with a crime rate as low as ever. Although violent crime, shootings, and aggravated assault remain at the heart of the city, burglaries, and property crime are at an all-time low – well below the national average. However, like with most cities, there are some bad neighborhoods in the city such as lower Manhattan and areas of midtown, which you should do your best to avoid.

Los Angeles, CA

While overall crime may be lower than it was in 2022, the City of Angels is far from perfect on the safety front. According to the LAPD, violent crimes have not been seen as much in the first half of 2023, but property crimes are up by an appalling rate of 42%. Motor vehicle theft has increased by 10%, burglary by 14%, and robbery by 4% compared to the end of 2021.

Some of the areas boasting the lowest crime rate in the city include Koreatown, Chinatown, and Hollywood. While downtown LA seems to be the focus of property and motor crimes, it is spread throughout the city. Crime in LA is well above the national average, which is not what would be expected from this city.

How Does ADT Home Security Prevent Property Crimes?

ADT is the forerunner in the world of home security services, with over 145 years of experience. ADT security services are known not just for its state-of-the-art equipment that works seamlessly with the system, but also for the top-quality monitoring services the provider offers.

As the rise in property crimes continues, it is wise to have a trustworthy security service in place. And ADT is just that. Whether you want to install a system on your own or get a professionally built and installed system, ADT security has you covered. Plus, ADT offers a range of equipment from doorbell cameras, outdoor and indoor cameras, to motion sensors, CO and flood monitoring.

A well-built ADT security-monitoring plan helps keep your home safe from burglaries and robberies. No matter where you are, you can keep an eye on your home with the ADT app on your phone, watch live camera feed, arm and disarm your security system, and do a whole lot more. This way you can check if your alarm is tripped and confirm if there is a threat in your house so that the service can alert the authorities to neutralize it immediately.

Why Choose ADT Security?

There are many home security services within the U.S. but there are a bunch of features that make ADT such a popular option for customers − other than the fact that it is the most experienced security service in the U.S. Let us look at some of the most exciting features that ADT has to offer:

  • 24/7 pro monitoring ensures that help always reaches you when you need it – with over 12 different centers for monitoring across the U.S.
  • The theft protection guarantee takes care of up to $500 of your insurance deductible in case a burglary occurs while the ADT security system is armed
  • A 6-month money-back guarantee so you can get a feel of the service entirely before committing – or getting a full refund!
  • Live video streaming on mobile app so you can take care of your home and loved ones, no matter where you are. You also get full control of your home through the app.
  • Smart home automation with ADT is powered by the Z-Wave tech. It connects all your ADT smart home devices as well as third-party ones to give you one seamless and connected smart home experience.


ADT-monitored security system will not just keep you and your home safe, but would also take care of other elements for you. For instance, in areas with high motor vehicle thefts, you can keep an eye on your car via the outdoor cameras. Similarly, you can check for suspicious activity if you see your garage door opener ping an alert when it should not. The best part is that help is just a few minutes away and if you ever feel threatened, the ADT Control comes with a panic button that you can trigger immediately.

Property crime in the U.S. may not be like what it once was, but the threat still lingers and it is only wise to take proper precautions. Having a security service like ADT in place takes care of you in many ways with professional monitoring starting as low as $24.99 per month.

To learn more about ADT home security services, reach out at 844-343-1168.