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Motor vehicle theft.


In the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR (Under Color Removal) A method for reducing the amount of printing ink used. It substitutes black for gray color (equal amounts of cyan, magenta and yellow). Thus black ink is used instead of the three CMY inks. See GCR and dot gain. ) Program, motor vehicle theft Motor vehicle theft or grand theft auto is a criminal act of theft generally understood to refer to the stealing of automobiles, buses, motorcycles, snowmobiles, trucks, trailers or any other motorized vehicle legally allowed on public roads and highways, including attempted  is defined as the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. In the UCR Program, a motor vehicle is a self-propelled vehicle Noun 1. self-propelled vehicle - a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion
armored vehicle, armoured vehicle - a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
 that runs on land surfaces and not on rails. Examples of motor vehicles include sport utility vehicles, automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, motor scooters, all-terrain vehicles, and snowmobiles. Motor vehicle theft does not include farm equipment, bulldozers, airplanes, construction equipment, or water craft such as motorboats, sailboats, houseboats, or jet skis. The taking of a motor vehicle for temporary use by persons having lawful access is excluded from this definition.


* There were an estimated 956,846 thefts of motor vehicles nationwide in 2008.

* In terms of a nationwide rate, there were 314.7 motor vehicle thefts per 100,000 inhabitants
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* The estimated number of motor vehicle thefts declined 12.7 percent when compared with data from 2007, 22.7 percent when compared with 2004 figures, and 16.9 percent when compared with 1999 figures. (See Tables 1 and 1A.)

* Nationwide, more than $6.4 billion was lost to motor vehicle thefts in 2008. The average dollar loss per stolen vehicle was $6,751. (Based on Tables 1 and 23.)

* More than 72 percent (72.4) of all motor vehicles reported stolen in 2008 were automobiles. (Based on Table 19.)

Expanded motor vehicle theft data

Expanded offense data are the details of the various offenses that the UCR Program collects beyond the count of how many crimes law enforcement agencies A law enforcement agency (LEA) is a term used to describe any agency which enforces the law. This may be a local or state police, federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  report. These details may include the type of weapon used in a crime, type or value of items stolen, and so forth. In addition, expanded data include trends (for example, 2-year comparisons) and rates per 100,000 inhabitants.

Expanded information regarding motor vehicle theft is available in the following tables:

Trends (2-year): Tables 12, 13, 14, and 15

Rates (per 100,000 inhabitants): Tables 16, 17, 18, and 19

Offense Analysis: Tables 7, 23, and 24

Vehicle Type: Tables 15 and 19

Motor Vehicle Theft Table, "Motor Vehicle Theft, Percent Distribution by Region, 2008"

What you won't find on this page

* Makes and models of stolen motor vehicles. The UCR Program does not collect this information.

* Clearance and arrest data for motor vehicle theft.
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Publication:Uniform Crime Reports: Crime in the United States
Date:Jan 1, 2008
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