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Comparison of Trends
Motor Vehicle Theft Estimates - 2004

Motor Vehicle Theft

Definition: The Uniform Crime Reporting [UCR] Program, defines motor vehicle theft as the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. This offense includes the stealing of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, motor scooters, snowmobiles, etc. The taking of a motor vehicle for temporary use by persons having lawful access is excluded from this definition.

Trend

Year
NO. of Offenses
Rate per 100,000 Population
2003
1,261,226
433.7
2004
1,237,114
421.3
Percent change
- 1.9
- 2.9

Source: Crime in the United States – 2004
Uniform Crime Reports
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Department of Justice