• Raymond Mansi

Larceny in Nevada




In 2017 the crime the occurred the most in the state of Nevada was larceny. In this blog we will take a deeper look at what a larceny is and how to report the crime in the UCR workbook. Larceny is a part I offense. The definition of larceny is as followed: “The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Includes all larcenies and thefts resulting from pocket-picking, purse-snatching, shoplifting, larceny from a motor vehicle, larceny of motor vehicle parts and accessories, theft of bicycles, larceny from buildings, and from coin-operated machines.” Motor vehicle theft is not included. As you will see later on, in the UCR workbook it will say “Except Motor Vehicle Theft.” Our 2017 crime report breaks down all of our crime statistics for the year. We will now look at what we had reported when it comes to larcenies. Larceny is a property crime. There were 78,125 property crimes in Nevada in 2017. 45,020 property crimes were larcenies in 2017 which equates to 57.6% of all property crimes in Nevada in 2017 being larcenies. This was an 3.32% increase from 2016. Our crime clock calculates how often a crime occurs in Nevada. Every 11 minutes and 40 seconds a larceny occurs. Males 18-24 years of age committed larceny the most in 2017. The 4th quarter of the year is the time of year that larcenies occur the most in Nevada. Lastly, $67,709,673 worth of property was lost during the 45,020 larcenies in the state in 2017.


Now we will look at the workbook to see where and how you report larcenies that occurred for any given month. First, on the Return A we see the following:



These lines count the total amount of offenses and the total amount that were cleared by arrest or exceptional means.


The “Return A Supplement” breaks down the crime more in depth.


As you can see in Section 6 larcenies are broken up into three sections ($200 and over, $50 to $199, under $50) and then in Section 6x you select the nature of the larceny. Each section should have the same total. So if you have 8 larcenies in Section 6 then you should have 8 larcenies in 6x. In the right column you can enter the amount of $ that was taken in the reported larcenies. Once again the totals should be equal.


Lastly, you can report larcenies in the ASR tabs. Pictured below is what you will see if you go to the ASR-Adult section:

Since 2014 we have seen an increase in larcenies each year in Nevada. With quarter 4 of this year approaching hopefully we will not see a repeat of last year where we saw the most larcenies in any quarter of the year during quarter 4.

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This project was supported by Grant No. 15-NCS-X-02 (NIBRS) 2015-R2-CX-K043 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.

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