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Table 23

Offense Analysis

Number and Percent Change, 2011–2012

[14,232 agencies; 2012 estimated population 276,061,506]

Classification Number of
offenses 2012
Percent change
from 2011
Percent
distribution
1
Average
value
Murder 12,417 +2.7 -
Forcible rape 71,301 +0.7 -
Robbery: Total 292,074 * 100.0 $1,167
Robbery by location: Street/highway 126,922 -0.5 43.5 798
Commercial house 38,788 +1.9 13.3 1,754
Gas or service station 7,124 +1.4 2.4 943
Convenience store 14,955 -0.4 5.1 706
Residence 49,340 -1.0 16.9 1,631
Bank 5,484 -5.5 1.9 3,810
Miscellaneous 49,461 +1.6 16.9 1,071
Burglary: Total 1,854,167 -3.4 100.0 2,230
Burglary by location: Residence (dwelling): 1,381,122 -3.5 74.5 2,188
Residence Night 377,579 -2.1 20.4 1,755
Residence Day 731,975 -3.2 39.5 2,403
Residence Unknown 271,568 -6.2 14.6 2,498
Nonresidence (store, office, etc.): 473,045 -3.2 25.5 2,179
Nonresidence Night 194,021 -2.3 10.5 1,820
Nonresidence Day 169,572 -1.7 9.1 2,076
Nonresidence Unknown 109,452 -6.7 5.9 3,019
Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft): Total 5,362,935 -0.4 100.0 987
Larceny-theft by type: Pocket-picking 25,689 +10.2 0.5 627
Purse-snatching 22,957 -2.6 0.4 468
Shoplifting 997,739 +6.3 18.6 202
From motor vehicles (except accessories) 1,287,331 -3.6 24.0 751
Motor vehicle accessories 406,309 -7.2 7.6 573
Bicycles 194,549 +3.0 3.6 384
From buildings 647,876 +2.3 12.1 1,479
From coin-operated machines 14,988 -9.9 0.3 412
All others 1,765,497 -1.3 32.9 1,473
Larceny-theft by value: Over $200 2,497,171 -0.1 46.6 1,955
$50 to $200 1,216,113 -1.0 22.7 106
Under $50 1,649,651 -0.5 30.8 36
Motor vehicle theft 638,964 +1.9 - 6,019
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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Offense Analysis, Number and Percent Change, 2011–2012

  • In 2012, the average dollar value per motor vehicle stolen in the U.S. was $6,019. The average dollar value of property taken during burglaries was $2,230; during robberies, $1,167; and during larceny-thefts, $987.
  • By location, 74.5 percent of burglaries occurred at residences. Among robbery offenses, 43.5 percent occurred on streets or highways.
  • In 2012, the number of offenses in specific robbery locations decreased in all categories except commercial houses (up 1.9 percent) and gas stations (an increase of 1.4 percent) when compared with the 2011 totals. Among robbery locations, the number of robberies at banks declined the most, 5.5 percent, in 2012 when compared with 2011 data.
  • Most larceny-thefts (46.6 percent) involved property valued at more than $200.