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Table 23

Offense Analysis

Number and Percent Change, 2010–2011

[14,183 agencies; 2011 estimated population 274,791,753]

Classification Number of
offenses 2011
Percent change
from 2010
Percent
distribution
1
Average
value
Murder 12,134 -6.9 -
Forcible rape 70,333 -3.4 -
Robbery: Total 291,176 -4.0 100.0 $1,153
Robbery by location: Street/highway 127,403 -3.3 43.8 785
Commercial house 37,885 -4.6 13.0 1,783
Gas or service station 7,009 +0.1 2.4 890
Convenience store 14,863 -5.1 5.1 667
Residence 49,361 -4.3 17.0 1,489
Bank 5,777 -12.6 2.0 4,704
Miscellaneous 48,878 -3.9 16.8 1,050
Burglary: Total 1,919,600 +1.0 100.0 2,185
Burglary by location: Residence (dwelling): 1,430,740 +1.9 74.5 2,188
Residence Night 388,630 -0.9 20.2 1,714
Residence Day 754,876 +4.2 39.3 2,330
Residence Unknown 287,234 +0.3 15.0 2,454
Nonresidence (store, office, etc.): 488,860 -1.8 25.5 2,179
Nonresidence Night 199,807 -3.0 10.4 1,923
Nonresidence Day 172,587 +1.1 9.0 2,070
Nonresidence Unknown 116,466 -4.0 6.1 2,778
Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft): Total 5,369,855 -0.5 100.0 987
Larceny-theft by type: Pocket-picking 23,150 +3.5 0.4 539
Purse-snatching 23,642 -4.2 0.4 412
Shoplifting 940,903 +1.6 17.5 199
From motor vehicles (except accessories) 1,330,396 -6.7 24.8 818
Motor vehicle accessories 434,732 -8.0 8.1 540
Bicycles 189,428 +4.2 3.5 367
From buildings 635,582 +3.6 11.8 1,443
From coin-operated machines 17,055 -3.0 0.3 368
All others 1,774,967 +3.7 33.1 1,564
Larceny-theft by value: Over $200 2,488,290 +2.2 46.3 2,067
$50 to $200 1,221,738 -0.6 22.8 109
Under $50 1,659,827 -4.1 30.9 16
Motor vehicle theft 623,033 -2.9 - 6,089
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.

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Offense Analysis, Number and Percent Change, 2010–2011

  • In 2011, the average dollar value per motor vehicle stolen in the U.S. was $6,089. The average dollar value of property taken during burglaries was $2,185; during robberies, $1,153; and during larceny-thefts, $987.
  • By location, 74.5 percent of burglaries occurred at residences.  Among robbery offenses, 43.8 percent occurred on streets or highways.
  • The number of offenses in all of the specific robbery locations decreased in 2011 when compared with the 2010 totals except for a slight increase (0.1 percent) of robberies at gas or service stations.  Among robbery locations, the number of robberies at banks declined the most, 12.6 percent, in 2011 when compared with 2010 data.
  • Most larceny-thefts (46.3 percent) involved property valued at more than $200.