Table 23

Offense Analysis

Number and Percent Change, 2009–2010

[14,153 agencies; 2010 estimated population 270,682,616]

Classification Number of
offenses 2010
Percent change
from 2009
Percent
distribution
1
Average
value
Murder 12,990 -4.2 -
Forcible rape 72,117 -4.5 -
Robbery: Total 300,274 -10.6 100.0 $1,239
Robbery by location: Street/highway 129,605 -9.6 43.2 908
Commercial house 39,705 -13.4 13.2 1,858
Gas or service station 6,955 -14.6 2.3 939
Convenience store 15,687 -14.3 5.2 782
Residence 51,888 -8.8 17.3 1,491
Bank 6,536 -8.8 2.2 4,410
Miscellaneous 49,898 -11.0 16.6 1,115
Burglary: Total 1,897,963 -2.0 100.0 2,119
Burglary by location: Residence (dwelling): 1,402,214 -0.2 73.9 2,137
Residence Night 389,910 -0.8 20.5 1,868
Residence Day 722,231 +0.2 38.1 2,158
Residence Unknown 290,073 -0.5 15.3 2,445
Nonresidence (store, office, etc.): 495,749 -6.6 26.1 2,070
Nonresidence Night 204,605 -8.8 10.8 1,765
Nonresidence Day 168,912 -4.7 8.9 2,010
Nonresidence Unknown 122,232 -5.5 6.4 2,662
Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft): Total 5,391,580 -2.6 100.0 988
Larceny-theft by type: Pocket-picking 21,056 -8.3 0.4 526
Purse-snatching 24,450 -7.1 0.5 400
Shoplifting 925,107 -7.1 17.2 174
From motor vehicles (except accessories) 1,423,947 -5.6 26.4 704
Motor vehicle accessories 477,848 -5.5 8.9 681
Bicycles 179,595 -1.7 3.3 351
From buildings 607,927 -0.4 11.3 1,406
From coin-operated machines 17,648 -20.8 0.3 365
All others 1,714,002 +3.2 31.8 1,654
Larceny-theft by value: Over $200 2,443,142 -0.9 45.3 2,089
$50 to $200 1,235,096 -1.8 22.9 111
Under $50 1,713,342 -5.5 31.8 17
Motor vehicle theft 641,874 -8.4 - 6,152
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.

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Offense Analysis, Number and Percent Change, 2009–2010

  • In 2010, the average dollar value per motor vehicle stolen in the U.S. was $6,152. The average dollar value of property taken during burglaries was $2,119; during robberies, $1,239; and during larceny-thefts, $988. 
  • By location, 73.9 percent of burglaries occurred at residences. Among robbery offenses, 43.2 percent occurred on streets or highways. 
  • The number of offenses in all of the specific larceny-theft categories decreased in 2010 when compared with the 2009 totals. The category with the largest decrease over that time period was larceny-thefts of coin-operated machines, which declined 20.8 percent from the 2009 total. 
  • Larceny-thefts involving property valued at more than $200 comprised over 45 percent (45.3) of all larceny-thefts.