U.S.: reported larceny-theft cases 1990-2018

This graph shows the reported number of larceny cases in the United States from 1990 to 2018. In 2018, about 5.22 million cases occurred nationwide.

Number of reported larceny-theft cases in the United States from 1990 to 2018

Number of reported cases
20185,217,055
20175,513,000
20165,644,835
20155,723,488
20145,809,054
20136,019,465
20126,168,874
20116,151,095
20106,204,601
20096,338,095
20086,586,206
20076,591,542
20066,626,363
20056,783,447
20046,937,089
20037,026,802
20027,057,379
20017,092,267
20006,971,590
19996,955,520
19987,376,311
19977,743,760
19967,904,685
19957,997,710
19947,879,812
19937,820,909
19927,915,199
19918,142,228
19907,945,700
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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Larceny is defined in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, as the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Examples are thefts of bicycles or automobile accessories, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the stealing of any property or article which is not taken by force and violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, worthless checks, etc., are excluded.

The data from previous years can be accessed at the Uniform Crime Reports section on the Website of the FBI.

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