Table 16

Property Stolen and Recovered

by Type and Value, 2016

[13,981 agencies; 2016 estimated population 273,294,030]

Type of property Value of property Percent
recovered
Stolen Recovered
Total $13,667,503,625 $3,776,517,466 27.6
Currency, notes, etc. 1,429,781,653 33,375,702 2.3
Jewelry and precious metals 1,362,002,838 55,751,909 4.1
Clothing and furs 362,025,765 38,980,936 10.8
Locally stolen motor vehicles 5,527,133,714 3,228,597,961 58.4
Office equipment 483,550,405 25,750,989 5.3
Televisions, radios, stereos, etc. 455,215,103 22,319,049 4.9
Firearms 155,186,427 14,794,219 9.5
Household goods 228,961,414 10,003,415 4.4
Consumable goods 139,167,892 15,512,495 11.1
Livestock 22,666,215 2,570,359 11.3
Miscellaneous 3,501,812,199 328,860,432 9.4

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Property Stolen and Recovered, by Type and Value, 2016

  • In 2016, more than $13.6 billion worth of property was reported stolen nationwide, and 27.6 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 $5.5 billion in stolen property.
  • Among the types of property stolen, locally stolen motor vehicles had the highest percentage of property value recovered at 58.4 percent. Currency, notes, etc., had the lowest, with 2.3 percent of property value recovered.