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Mortgage Fraud, Foreclosures and Neighborhood Decline Meeting, March 31 to April 1, 2009

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April 2009
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This Web page from the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs contains information from a meeting examining the problem of mortgage fraud, foreclosures, and neighborhood decline.
In 2009 the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) hosted a meeting in Charlotte, NC, to examine the problem of mortgage fraud, foreclosures, and neighborhood decline. This Web page presents information from that meeting. The main focus of the meeting was how increases in foreclosure rates can lead to immediate and visible increases in crime thus damaging the fabric of a neighborhood, city, or town. The meeting focused on three main themes that relate to crime and foreclosures: mortgage fraud, intimate partner and domestic violence, and the onset of crime in neighborhoods with high rates of foreclosure. The Web page has links to a summary of the meeting, the meeting minutes, and papers and presentations covering the following categories: Backdrop - Buildup to Mass Foreclosure; National and Local Level Data; Mortgage Fraud; Intimate Partner and Household Violence; Neighborhoods and Crime; Case Study Examples; and Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Responses.

Date Published: April 1, 2009