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NCJ Number: NCJ 239436     Find in a Library
Title: Firearms Stolen During Household Burglaries and Other Property Crimes, 2005-2010
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Lynn Langton
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2012
Page Count: 15
  Series: BJS Crime Data Briefs
  Annotation: This study presents findings on the theft of firearms during household burglaries and other property crimes from 2005 through 2010.
Abstract: Findings show that about 1.4 million guns, or an annual average of 232,400, were stolen during burglaries and other property crimes in the 6-year period; on average, firearms were stolen in an annual average of about 4 percent of the 2.4 million burglaries occurring each year, in 2 percent of the 529,200 robberies, and in less than 1 percent of the 13.6 million other crimes involving theft; and 86 percent of burglaries and 75 percent of other property crimes involving a stolen firearm were reported to police. This report examines the number of property crime victimizations involving the theft of one or more firearms, the number of firearms stolen each year, and the characteristics of property crimes involving stolen firearms from 1994 to 2010. Data are presented by the amount of loss, the percentage reported to police, the percentage of items recovered, the characteristics of households experiencing the theft, and trends on the number of victimizations involving firearm theft. Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which collects information on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. Tables, figures, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Property crime statistics
Index Term(s): Crime surveys ; Property crimes ; Victimization ; Firearms ; Trend analysis ; Demographic analysis of crime ; Burglary victims
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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