Step 1 Conduct research on the Internet. Search for the FBI website focusing on property crime. Look at the graphs and read about data collection and statistics. What information can you find about crime statistics in regards to geographic location? Step 2 Prepare a paper. Use the information you learned in the lesson to evaluate the figures published on the site and write a two-page paper analyzing your results. What have you learned about property crime reporting? Do these numbers only relate to reported crimes or conviction rates? What do these facts tell us about crime trends in the United States? What property crimes are largely underreported or difficult to report accurately?