The Landscape of Property Crime in the U.S.
Property crime in the U.S. encompasses a range of offenses, including burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In recent years, there have been 899,700 reported burglary cases and a staggering 4.63 million larceny-theft cases. These statistics highlight the significant challenge that communities face in combating property crime. The financial and emotional toll on victims is immense, and the broader societal implications, such as decreased property values and increased insurance premiums, cannot be ignored.