Table 23

Offense Analysis

Number and Percent Change, 2013–2014

[14,137 agencies; 2014 estimated population 284,261,606]

Classification Number of
offenses 2014
Percent change
from 2013
Percent
distribution
1
Average
value
Murder 12,064 -1.1 -
Rape2 81,948 - -
Robbery: Total 283,820 -5.9 100.0 $1,227
Robbery by location: Street/highway 116,259 -8.4 41.0 871
Commercial house 39,793 +0.1 14.0 1,872
Gas or service station 7,095 +4.3 2.5 1,026
Convenience store 15,276 +3.0 5.4 699
Residence 47,569 -5.6 16.8 1,466
Bank 5,220 -7.4 1.8 3,816
Miscellaneous 52,608 -8.1 18.5 1,235
Burglary: Total 1,532,127 -11.6 100.0 2,251
Burglary by location: Residence (dwelling): 1,121,416 -12.7 73.2 2,229
Residence Night 312,516 -11.1 20.4 1,760
Residence Day 598,633 -13.5 39.1 2,311
Residence Unknown 210,267 -13.1 13.7 2,691
Nonresidence (store, office, etc.): 410,711 -8.5 26.8 2,312
Nonresidence Night 168,143 -8.1 11.0 2,020
Nonresidence Day 150,023 -8.5 9.8 2,144
Nonresidence Unknown 92,545 -9.2 6.0 3,114
Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft): Total 5,111,544 -3.9 100.0 941
Larceny-theft by type: Pocket-picking 27,465 -8.8 0.5 548
Purse-snatching 20,660 -10.5 0.4 508
Shoplifting 1,097,444 +3.3 21.5 204
From motor vehicles (except accessories) 1,172,876 -5.7 22.9 835
Motor vehicle accessories 359,490 -7.4 7.0 553
Bicycles 184,575 -1.2 3.6 418
From buildings 626,572 -5.1 12.3 1,333
From coin-operated machines 11,728 -15.1 0.2 480
All others 1,610,734 -5.7 31.5 1,530
Larceny-theft by value: Over $200 2,364,884 -5.4 46.3 1,972
$50 to $200 1,149,493 -2.8 22.5 104
Under $50 1,597,167 -2.3 31.2 16
Motor vehicle theft 611,610 -4.3 - 6,537
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 The rape figure in this table is an aggregate total of the data submitted using both the revised and legacy Uniform Crime Reporting definitions. See data declaration for further explanation.

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Offense Analysis, Number and Percent Change, 2013–2014

  • In 2014, the average dollar value per motor vehicle stolen in the U.S. was $6,537. The average dollar value of property taken during burglaries was $2,251; during robberies, $1,227; and during larceny-thefts, $941.
  • By location, 73.2 percent of burglaries occurred at residences. Among robbery offenses, 41.0 percent occurred on streets or highways.
  • In 2014, the number of offenses in four location categories of robbery decreased when compared with the 2013 totals. Among robbery locations, the number of robberies on streets or highways declined the most, 8.4 percent.
  • Most larceny-thefts (46.3 percent) involved property valued at more than $200.