Street or highway robberies accounted for half of the robbery offenses.
Forty percent of all robberies were committed with firearms. Strong-arm tactics accounted for 38 percent.
In 1997, the estimated loss in stolen property totaled more than $15 billion, an average loss per offense of $1,311.
There were an estimated 2.4 million burglaries in 1997; two of every three were home burglaries.
Sixty-six percent of all burglaries involved forcible entry, and more than half - 52 percent - occurred during daylight hours. The average loss for residential burglaries was $1,305, and for nonresidential, $1,391.