Table 24

Property Stolen and Recovered

by Type and Value, 2015

[13,846 agencies; 2015 estimated population 274,504,582]

Type of property Value of property Percent
recovered
Stolen Recovered
Total $12,420,364,454 $3,242,537,763 26.1
Currency, notes, etc. 1,134,705,216 35,597,500 3.1
Jewelry and precious metals 1,408,801,054 70,292,897 5.0
Clothing and furs 335,822,063 60,416,228 18.0
Locally stolen motor vehicles 4,550,267,741 2,646,912,427 58.2
Office equipment 525,327,094 28,697,932 5.5
Televisions, radios, stereos, etc. 512,934,655 25,130,139 4.9
Firearms 164,428,081 14,190,402 8.6
Household goods 261,072,326 10,374,714 4.0
Consumable goods 121,698,954 15,541,571 12.8
Livestock 19,735,289 2,291,803 11.6
Miscellaneous 3,385,571,981 333,092,150 9.8

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Property Stolen and Recovered, by Type and Value, 2015

  • In 2015, more than $12.4 billion worth of property was reported stolen nationwide, and 26.1 percent was recovered.
  • Locally stolen motor vehicles (those stolen within the jurisdiction of the law enforcement agency that submitted the report) accounted for more than $4.5 billion in stolen property.
  • Among the types of property stolen, locally stolen motor vehicles had the highest percentage of property value recovered at 58.2 percent. Currency, notes, etc. had the lowest, with 3.1 percent of property value recovered.