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7. Detroit

Number of burglaries: 15,994

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and the center of the U.S. automobile industry. Despite its reputation as a city in decline, crime has actually been steadily decreasing there since the 1970s. Although the 15,994 burglaries committed there in 2011 are nothing to brag about, they put the city at a somewhat modest number seven on this list.

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