Table 15

Offense Analysis

Number and Percent Change, 2015–2016

[14,554 agencies; 2016 estimated population 282,238,499]

Classification Number of
offenses 2016
Percent change
from 2015
Percent
distribution
1
Average
value
Murder 14,774 +7.8 -
Rape2 100,373 - -
Robbery: Total 280,357 +1.7 100.0 $1,400
Robbery by location: Street/highway 108,957 -1.8 38.9 1,191
Commercial house 42,783 +4.6 15.3 1,689
Gas or service station 8,178 +2.1 2.9 970
Convenience store 17,401 +6.7 6.2 732
Residence 46,419 +2.3 16.6 1,758
Bank 4,982 +0.8 1.8 3,531
Miscellaneous 51,637 +5.0 18.4 1,367
Burglary: Total 1,354,920 -4.4 100.0 2,361
Burglary by location: Residence (dwelling): 942,177 -7.1 69.5 2,273
Residence Night 278,600 -4.5 20.6 1,913
Residence Day 486,006 -8.6 35.9 2,258
Residence Unknown 177,571 -7.1 13.1 2,879
Nonresidence (store, office, etc.): 412,743 +2.6 30.5 2,562
Nonresidence Night 178,470 +6.0 13.2 2,585
Nonresidence Day 142,631 -0.1 10.5 2,182
Nonresidence Unknown 91,642 +0.7 6.8 3,109
Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft): Total 4,971,925 -1.3 100.0 999
Larceny-theft by type: Pocket-picking 24,352 -0.4 0.5 646
Purse-snatching 19,968 -1.6 0.4 475
Shoplifting 1,038,574 -6.7 20.9 250
From motor vehicles (except accessories) 1,301,447 +6.5 26.2 869
Motor vehicle accessories 366,048 +2.0 7.4 541
Bicycles 162,547 -10.8 3.3 483
From buildings 533,553 -6.3 10.7 1,449
From coin-operated machines 10,877 -6.8 0.2 607
All others 1,514,559 -1.4 30.5 1,649
Larceny-theft by value: Over $200 2,256,253 -1.5 45.4 2,140
$50 to $200 1,075,664 -4.3 21.6 108
Under $50 1,640,008 +0.9 33.0 14
Motor vehicle theft 700,143 +6.9 - 7,680
  • 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 the data declaration for further explanation.

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Offense Analysis, Number and Percent Change, 2015–2016

  • In 2016, the average dollar value per motor vehicle stolen in the U.S. was $7,680. The average dollar value of property taken during burglaries was $2,361; during robberies, $1,400; and during larceny-thefts, $999.
  • By location, most burglaries, 69.5 percent, occurred at residences. Most robbery offenses, 38.9 percent, occurred on streets or highways.
  • In 2016, the number of robbery offenses increased in six of the seven location categories when compared with the 2015 totals. These locations included commercial houses, gas or service stations, convenience stores, residences, banks, and miscellaneous locations. The number of robberies at convenience stores rose the most, 6.7 percent.
  • Most larceny-thefts (45.4 percent) involved property valued at more than $200.