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Property crime rates continued to decline.

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Property Crime Trends Chart [D]

Note:  Property crimes include burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft.
The National Crime Victimization Survey redesign was implemented in 1993; the area with the lighter shading is before the redesign and the darker area after the redesign. The data before 1993 are adjusted to make them comparable with data collected since the redesign. The adjustment methods are described in Criminal Victimization 1973-95. Estimates for 1993 and beyond are based on collection year while earlier estimates are based on data year. Changes to the NCVS and their impact upon the survey's estimates in 2006 are discussed in the Criminal Victimization, 2006 Technical Notes. For additional information about the methods used, see Criminal Victimization 2008.
Source: The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
Ongoing since 1972 with a redesign in 1993, this survey of households interviews about 134,000 persons age 12 and older in 77,200 households each year about their victimizations from crime.

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