Table 24

Property Stolen and Recovered

by Type and Value, 2010

[13,573 agencies; 2010 estimated population 261,890,722]

Type of property Value of property Percent
recovered
Stolen Recovered
Total $13,270,998,162 $2,788,437,110 21.0
Currency, notes, etc. 1,154,196,924 37,392,343 3.2
Jewelry and precious metals 1,556,364,665 65,166,103 4.2
Clothing and furs 278,993,083 32,002,758 11.5
Locally stolen motor vehicles 3,970,565,871 2,225,549,279 56.1
Office equipment 726,685,261 37,042,533 5.1
Televisions, radios, stereos, etc. 955,054,564 39,812,451 4.2
Firearms 143,477,530 12,027,921 8.4
Household goods 330,123,170 11,031,184 3.3
Consumable goods 225,549,642 15,845,262 7.0
Livestock 19,093,096 2,448,651 12.8
Miscellaneous 3,910,894,356 310,118,625 7.9

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Property Stolen and Recovered, by Type and Value, 2010

  • In 2010, more than $13 billion ($13,270,998,162) of property was reported stolen nationwide. In terms of the dollar value of stolen property, 21.0 percent of the value of all reported stolen property was recovered. 
  • Locally stolen motor vehicles, i.e., those stolen within the jurisdiction of the law enforcement agency that submitted the report, accounted for more than $3.9 billion in stolen property. 
  • Among the types of property stolen, locally stolen motor vehicles had the highest percentage of property value recovered at 56.1 percent. Currency, notes, etc. had the lowest, with 3.2 percent of property value recovered.