2019 Insurance Fact Book

Property Crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reports defines property crime as larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and burglary. These crimes involve the unlawful taking of money or property without the use of force or threat of force against the victims. Larceny theft involves the successful or attempted taking of property from another; it includes shoplifting, pick-pocketing, purse-snatching and bicycle theft. While the theft of motor vehicles is a separate offense category, the thefts of motor vehicle parts and accessories are considered larceny. Burglary involves the unlawful entry into a structure such as a home or business.

Number And Rate Of Property Crime Offenses, 2008-2017 (1)

 

  Burglary Larceny-theft
Year Number Rate Number Rate
2008 2,228,887 733.0 6,586,206 2,166.1
2009 2,203,313 717.7 6,338,095 2,064.5
2010 2,168,459 701.0 6,204,601 2,005.8
2011 2,185,140 701.3 6,151,095 1,974.1
2012 2,109,932 672.2 6,168,874 1,965.4
2013 1,932,139 610.5 6,019,465 1,901.9
2014 1,713,153 537.2 5,809,054 1,821.5
2015 1,587,564 494.7 5,723,488 1,783.6
2016 1,516,405 468.9 5,644,835 1,745.4
2017 1,401,840 430.4 5,519,107 1,694.4
  Motor vehicle theft Total property crime (2)
Year Number Rate Number Rate
2008 959,059 315.4 9,774,152 3,214.6
2009 795,652 259.2 9,337,060 3,041.3
2010 739,565 239.1 9,112,625 2,945.9
2011 716,508 230.0 9,052,743 2,905.4
2012 723,186 230.4 9,001,992 2,868.0
2013 700,288 221.3 8,651,892 2,733.6
2014 686,803 215.4 8,209,010 2,574.1
2015 713,063 222.2 8,024,115 2,500.5
2016 767,290 237.3 7,928,530 2,451.6
2017 773,139 237.4 7,694,086 2,362.2

(1) Rate is per 100,000 inhabitants.
(2) Property crimes are the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports.

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