Table 23

Offense Analysis

Number and Percent Change, 2018–2019

[13,848 agencies; 2019 estimated population 273,654,275]

Classification Number of
offenses 2019
Percent
change
from 2018
Percent
distribution
1
Average
value
Murder 13,002 +1.5 -
Rape2 114,810 -3.0 -
Robbery: Total 211,113 -4.4 100.0 $1,797
Robbery by location: Street/highway 74,121 -6.3 35.1 1,529
Commercial house 34,763 -3.6 16.5 1,772
Gas or service station 6,739 -3.1 3.2 1,248
Convenience store 14,426 -6.9 6.8 1,006
Residence 33,721 -5.0 16.0 2,560
Bank 3,020 -15.2 1.4 4,213
Miscellaneous 44,323 +0.3 21.0 1,864
Burglary: Total 917,464 -8.6 100.0 2,661
Burglary by location: Residence (dwelling): 576,607 -40.7 62.8 8,290
Residence Night 195,884 -5.9 21.4 2,345
Residence Day 290,909 -12.0 31.7 2,507
Residence Unknown 89,814 -22.8 9.8 3,439
Nonresidence (store, office, etc.): 340,857 -13.1 37.2 8,781
Nonresidence Night 157,327 +0.8 17.1 2,667
Nonresidence Day 125,554 +1.5 13.7 2,510
Nonresidence Unknown 57,976 -15.4 6.3 3,604
Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft): Total 4,132,566 -1.8 100.0 1,162
Larceny-theft by type: Pocket-picking 23,954 +10.3 0.6 1,235
Purse-snatching 15,087 -6.2 0.4 651
Shoplifting 904,975 +1.2 21.9 338
From motor vehicles (except accessories) 1,121,083 -1.6 27.1 1,012
Motor vehicle accessories 264,720 +1.0 6.4 690
Bicycles 125,136 -2.9 3.0 569
From buildings 404,734 -6.1 9.8 1,663
From coin-operated machines 9,204 -0.8 0.2 829
All others 1,263,673 -3.3 30.6 1,888
Larceny-theft by value: Over $200 1,956,531 -0.7 47.3 2,395
$50 to $200 877,125 -2.4 21.2 107
Under $50 1,298,910 -3.0 31.4 14
Motor vehicle theft 612,187 -3.8 - 8,886
  • 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, 2018–2019

  • In 2019, the average dollar value per motor vehicle stolen in the U.S. was $8,886. The average dollar value of property taken during burglaries was $2,661; during robberies, $1,797; and during larceny-thefts, $1,162.
  • By location, most burglaries (62.8 percent) occurred at residences. Most robbery offenses (35.1 percent) occurred on streets or highways.
  • In 2019, the number of robbery offenses decreased in six of the seven location categories when compared with the 2018 totals. The number of robberies of banks fell the most, 15.2 percent.
  • Most larceny-thefts (47.3 percent) involved property valued at more than $200.