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67 FBI L. Enforcement Bull. 6 (1998)
Realtor-Police Partnership for Safety

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Police Practice

Partnership for Safety
By Kar Leonard

In Coral Gables, Florida, an agent is
raped at knifepoint in a vacant home by
a man  who  has an appointment to see

30-year old murdered  after she left to
show  a vacant house  .apparently
strangled with bare hands. 

'A Daytona  Beach  agent was stabbed  to
death by someone   apparently posing as
a customer..

Real estate agent robbed outside her

      hese newspaper stories depict only a few of
      the ncreasing number, of crimes conunitted
against r al esta L agents nationwvide, Real estate
agnts hae  daily, on -on-one conxtact with various
indiividual 'vrtuaml straners and put thenmselves al
risk every day. They i ertise their ax ailabilit by
di, playin g atrail of signs ,usually adorned with
ballons  ndicating an open house, and remain
relatively easy targets to criminals. Personal safety
and security rem in important issues.
    The National Association of Realtors reports an
incae   in crimes against real estate agent in recent
years. These crimes, ranging from minor thefts and
assaults to rapes and even murder, occur throu Ihout
  th ountry. A 1996 report on ther ral estate indu try
etinaIes the total number of agents and brokers in
the United States at 1350.000. In 1996. th National
Associanon o' Realtors consisted of 695000 mem-
hers, with females re'presenting 54 percent of tha t

6  FBI Law Enforcorent Bu 10

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