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As Evelyn Hanneman writes, studies have indicated that police statistics under-report a significant portion of criminal acts. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) – from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice – presents a more realistic picture of crime in the United States. Hanneman summarizes the findings of the 1999 survey, released in August 2000. This report shows every type of personal and property crime measured by the survey to continue to decline since 1993.

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