Table 23

Offense Analysis

Number and Percent Change, 2016–2017

[14,254 agencies; 2017 estimated population 291,413,377]

Classification Number of
offenses 2017
Percent change
from 2016
Percent
distribution
1
Average
value
Murder 15,094 -11.8 -
Rape2 106,854 +3.7 -
Robbery: Total 280,507 -4.3 100.0 $1,373
Robbery by location: Street/highway 104,277 -8.1 37.2 1,202
Commercial house 43,445 +0.1 15.5 1,284
Gas or service station 8,402 +3.3 3.0 1,087
Convenience store 18,416 +5.6 6.6 957
Residence 44,850 -7.3 16.0 1,732
Bank 4,761 -7.1 1.7 3,483
Miscellaneous 56,356 -1.2 20.1 1,474
Burglary: Total 1,250,983 -7.4 100.0 2,416
Burglary by location: Residence (dwelling): 841,283 -12.0 67.2 2,368
Residence Night 255,524 -8.2 20.4 1,995
Residence Day 424,886 -11.8 34.0 2,383
Residence Unknown 160,873 -11.6 12.9 2,924
Nonresidence (store, office, etc.): 409,700 +1.2 32.8 2,514
Nonresidence Night 179,859 +1.9 14.4 2,337
Nonresidence Day 140,921 +0.5 11.3 2,211
Nonresidence Unknown 88,920 -4.3 7.1 3,353
Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft): Total 4,917,272 -2.5 100.0 1,007
Larceny-theft by type: Pocket-picking 27,673 +0.7 0.6 648
Purse-snatching 19,588 -5.0 0.4 564
Shoplifting 1,021,226 -3.9 20.8 260
From motor vehicles (except accessories) 1,318,007 +0.5 26.8 879
Motor vehicle accessories 363,035 -1.1 7.4 505
Bicycles 155,914 -6.1 3.2 477
From buildings 523,223 -6.7 10.6 1,381
From coin-operated machines 10,716 -5.7 0.2 538
All others 1,477,890 -2.6 30.1 1,700
Larceny-theft by value: Over $200 2,256,303 -1.9 45.9 2,137
$50 to $200 1,043,225 -4.2 21.2 105
Under $50 1,617,744 -2.4 32.9 13
Motor vehicle theft 705,254 +0.5 - 7,708
  • 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, 2016–2017

  • In 2017, the average dollar value per motor vehicle stolen in the U.S. was $7,708. The average dollar value of property taken during burglaries was $2,416; during robberies, $1,373; and during larceny-thefts, $1,007.
  • By location, most burglaries (67.2 percent) occurred at residences. Most robbery offenses (37.2 percent) occurred on streets or highways.
  • In 2017, the number of robbery offenses decreased in four of the seven location categories when compared with the 2016 totals. These locations included streets or highways, residences, banks, and miscellaneous locations. The number of robberies on streets or highways fell the most, 8.1 percent.
  • Most larceny-thefts (45.9 percent) involved property valued at more than $200.