Table 24

Property Stolen and Recovered

by Type and Value, 2017

[13,681 agencies; 2017 estimated population 282,407,733]

Type of property Value of property Percent
recovered
Stolen Recovered
Total $13,505,923,310 $3,938,510,699 29.2
Currency, notes, etc. 1,366,020,962 26,879,881 2.0
Jewelry and precious metals 1,213,092,968 43,196,761 3.6
Clothing and furs 376,921,356 37,029,432 9.8
Locally stolen motor vehicles 5,562,733,246 3,289,374,602 59.1
Office equipment 451,608,653 24,186,462 5.4
Televisions, radios, stereos, etc. 394,508,873 24,585,471 6.2
Firearms 151,910,488 22,230,563 14.6
Household goods 266,677,409 10,389,743 3.9
Consumable goods 134,257,875 13,128,523 9.8
Livestock 18,251,205 2,755,916 15.1
Miscellaneous 3,569,940,275 444,753,345 12.5

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Property Stolen and Recovered, by Type and Value, 2017

  • In 2017, more than $13.5 billion worth of property was reported stolen nationwide, and nearly $4 billion (29.2 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 59.1 percent. Currency, notes, etc. had the lowest, with 2.0 percent of property value recovered.