First, larceny theft is typically defined as the taking of almost anything of value without the consent of the owner, with the intent to permanently deprive him or her of the value of the property taken. The two areas for the purposes of this paper do not include weapons used to commit the theft. Most states recognize degrees of theft, such as "grand" or "petty," which usually relate to the value of the property taken (Your Dictionary, 2007). For the two areas I have chosen, identity theft is included for the intention of data calculated under larceny theft. Wile researching the UCR, I was able to find statistics for the calendar years of 2001 until 2005 for both metropolitan areas. Below is a table for each area for viewing purposes only in which the year, population, and statistics for the crime are listed.