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Table 24

Property Stolen and Recovered

by Type and Value, 2012

[13,658 agencies; 2012 estimated population 267,206,950]

Type of property Value of property Percent
recovered
Stolen Recovered
Total $13,018,440,484 $2,672,518,711 20.5
Currency, notes, etc. 1,114,798,222 29,970,580 2.7
Jewelry and precious metals 1,884,197,755 76,079,980 4.0
Clothing and furs 283,544,521 35,231,828 12.4
Locally stolen motor vehicles 3,837,736,642 2,068,239,691 53.9
Office equipment 687,150,488 38,934,127 5.7
Televisions, radios, stereos, etc. 756,448,834 35,320,311 4.7
Firearms 139,015,479 12,939,361 9.3
Household goods 341,701,901 12,220,451 3.6
Consumable goods 126,411,259 15,010,704 11.9
Livestock 15,628,200 1,245,493 8.0
Miscellaneous 3,831,807,183 347,326,185 9.1

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Property Stolen and Recovered, by Type and Value, 2012

  • In 2012, slightly more than $13 billion worth of property was reported stolen nationwide, and 20.5 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 $3.8 billion in stolen property.
  • Among the types of property stolen, locally stolen motor vehicles had the highest percentage of property value recovered at 53.9 percent. Currency, notes, etc. had the lowest, with 2.7 percent of property value recovered.