Table 23

Offense Analysis

Number and Percent Change, 2014–2015

[14,420 agencies; 2015 estimated population 283,415,007]

Classification Number of
offenses 2015
Percent change
from 2014
Percent
distribution
1
Average
value
Murder 13,452 +11.7 -
Rape2 94,175 - -
Robbery: Total 284,772 +2.0 100.0 $1,190
Robbery by location: Street/highway 113,458 -0.3 39.8 1,023
Commercial house 40,991 +4.9 14.4 1,416
Gas or service station 7,738 +10.1 2.7 938
Convenience store 16,196 +6.7 5.7 623
Residence 46,991 * 16.5 1,545
Bank 4,939 -2.5 1.7 3,884
Miscellaneous 54,459 +4.5 19.1 1,023
Burglary: Total 1,395,913 -9.0 100.0 2,316
Burglary by location: Residence (dwelling): 999,446 -10.8 71.6 2,296
Residence Night 289,051 -7.3 20.7 1,904
Residence Day 522,880 -12.1 37.5 2,316
Residence Unknown 187,515 -12.3 13.4 2,844
Nonresidence (store, office, etc.): 396,467 -4.1 28.4 2,366
Nonresidence Night 166,331 -0.7 11.9 2,154
Nonresidence Day 139,961 -6.1 10.0 2,244
Nonresidence Unknown 90,175 -6.8 6.5 2,946
Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft): Total 5,014,269 -2.1 100.0 929
Larceny-theft by type: Pocket-picking 27,341 +2.8 0.5 652
Purse-snatching 20,276 -2.2 0.4 563
Shoplifting 1,118,390 +1.3 22.3 262
From motor vehicles (except accessories) 1,203,497 +3.7 24.0 782
Motor vehicle accessories 349,954 -1.7 7.0 573
Bicycles 180,123 -0.2 3.6 444
From buildings 582,055 -7.4 11.6 1,394
From coin-operated machines 11,407 -4.5 0.2 497
All others 1,521,226 -7.0 30.3 1,512
Larceny-theft by value: Over $200 2,289,505 -3.3 45.7 1,969
$50 to $200 1,119,662 -3.0 22.3 106
Under $50 1,605,102 +0.1 32.0 20
Motor vehicle theft 637,965 +5.2 - 7,001
  • 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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Offense Analysis, Number and Percent Change, 2014–2015

  • In 2015, the average dollar value per motor vehicle stolen in the U.S. was $7,001. The average dollar value of property taken during burglaries was $2,316; during robberies, $1,190; and during larceny-thefts, $929.
  • By location, most burglaries, 71.6 percent, occurred at residences. Most robbery offenses, 39.8 percent, occurred on streets or highways.
  • In 2015, the number of robbery offenses increased in four of the seven location categories when compared with the 2014 totals. These locations included gas or service stations, convenience stores, commercial locations, and miscellaneous locations. The number of robberies at gas or service stations rose the most, 10.1 percent.
  • Most larceny-thefts (45.7 percent) involved property valued at more than $200.