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Possible explanations for the drop in property crime

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (12.2.15) on AIC research on property crime:

‘Tougher sentencing is less of a deterrent to property crime than increased security, according to an Australian Institute of Criminology survey of those who would know best.

‘According to the institute, between 2001 and 2009 motor vehicle theft declined by 57 per cent, burglary declined by 49 per cent and other theft fell by 32 per cent.’

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