Table 23

Offense Analysis

Number and Percent Change, 2017–2018

[14,225 agencies; 2018 estimated population 278,869,698]

Classification Number of
offenses 2018
Percent
change
from 2017
Percent
distribution
1
Average
value
Murder 13,382 -6.3 -
Rape2 119,653 +2.4 -
Robbery: Total 230,621 -11.3 100.0 $2,119
Robbery by location: Street/highway 83,752 -15.0 36.3 1,739
Commercial house 37,017 -8.3 16.1 1,546
Gas or service station 7,267 -9.3 3.2 1,028
Convenience store 16,109 -7.4 7.0 961
Residence 37,230 -9.1 16.1 4,600
Bank 3,658 -18.2 1.6 4,303
Miscellaneous 45,588 -9.3 19.8 1,662
Burglary: Total 1,047,388 -12.3 100.0 2,799
Burglary by location: Residence (dwelling): 685,766 -45.0 65.5 8,407
Residence Night 218,028 -10.7 20.8 2,123
Residence Day 346,312 -14.2 33.1 2,401
Residence Unknown 121,426 -20.1 11.6 3,833
Nonresidence (store, office, etc.): 361,622 -27.9 34.5 10,183
Nonresidence Night 161,828 -7.3 15.5 2,833
Nonresidence Day 128,137 -4.4 12.2 3,199
Nonresidence Unknown 71,657 -16.2 6.8 4,151
Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft): Total 4,390,400 -5.7 100.0 1,153
Larceny-theft by type: Pocket-picking 22,930 -5.0 0.5 1,169
Purse-snatching 16,877 -8.7 0.4 718
Shoplifting 937,012 -2.1 21.3 304
From motor vehicles (except accessories) 1,183,631 -8.6 27.0 994
Motor vehicle accessories 272,124 -4.1 6.2 648
Bicycles 131,777 -10.9 3.0 546
From buildings 448,439 -8.0 10.2 1,610
From coin-operated machines 9,659 -8.8 0.2 851
All others 1,367,955 -4.6 31.2 1,890
Larceny-theft by value: Over $200 2,052,409 -4.7 46.7 2,407
$50 to $200 939,820 -5.6 21.4 107
Under $50 1,398,124 -7.3 31.8 15
Motor vehicle theft 660,346 -3.2 - 8,407
  • 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, 2017–2018

  • In 2018, the average dollar value per motor vehicle stolen in the U.S. was $8,407. The average dollar value of property taken during burglaries was $2,799; during robberies, $2,119; and during larceny-thefts, $1,153.
  • By location, most burglaries (65.5 percent) occurred at residences. Most robbery offenses (36.3 percent) occurred on streets or highways.
  • In 2018, the number of robbery offenses decreased in all seven location categories when compared with the 2017 totals. The number of robberies of banks fell the most, 18.2 percent.
  • Most larceny-thefts (46.7 percent) involved property valued at more than $200.