Highest despite consistent drop since 2009
Recently released data from the FBI reveals Houston had more burglaries in 2011 than any other city in the country.
In 2011, Houston police reported 27,459 burglaries of homes and businesses, beating out Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix and even New York City, which reported 18,159.
The numbers do not include car break-ins.
It's a staggering number, but Houston police said those statistics don't tell the whole story.
An HPD representative provided numbers that show home and business burglaries in Houston have dropped every year since 2009.
- 2009: 29,279
- 2010: 27,924
- 2011: 27,459
- 2012 (through end of November): 24,368
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