Houston leads US list in number of burglaries



Washington: Houston, the fourth-largest city in the US, has topped a list of places that saw the maximum number of burglaries in the country, Xinhua reported.

Data based on burglaries at a home or an office showed that Houston had more than 27,000 burglaries in 2011 alone, TV channel ABC13 cited the FBI Uniform Crime Report as saying.

Chicago was not far behind on the list, with about a thousand fewer burglaries than Houston. Dallas, Phoenix and New York all reported more than 18,000 burglaries each.

Houston, with a population of around 2.1 million, is the largest city in the state of Texas.

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