Table 24

Property Stolen and Recovered

by Type and Value, 2018

[14,236 agencies; 2018 estimated population 274,390,299]

Type of property Value of property Percent
recovered
Stolen Recovered
Total $14,499,870,046 $4,122,148,212 28.4
Currency, notes, etc. 1,624,262,633 32,603,322 2.0
Jewelry and precious metals 1,165,108,482 45,683,077 3.9
Clothing and furs 388,553,438 30,887,599 7.9
Locally stolen motor vehicles 5,836,517,020 3,463,590,213 59.3
Office equipment 435,429,414 22,788,193 5.2
Televisions, radios, stereos, etc. 352,169,167 18,937,548 5.4
Firearms 142,154,108 15,755,404 11.1
Household goods 211,980,697 9,133,819 4.3
Consumable goods 226,586,895 14,388,138 6.3
Livestock 14,242,720 1,371,236 9.6
Miscellaneous 4,102,865,472 467,009,663 11.4

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Property Stolen and Recovered, by Type and Value, 2018

  • In 2018, nearly $14.5 billion worth of property was reported stolen nationwide, and slightly more than $4 billion (28.4 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 $5.8 billion in stolen property.
  • Among the types of property stolen, locally stolen motor vehicles had the highest percentage of property value recovered at 59.3 percent. Currency, notes, etc. had the lowest, with 2.0 percent of property value recovered.