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Foreclosures per 1,000 owner-occupied dwellings, 2000–2011

Note: Data are quarterly and extend from the first quarter of 2000 through the fourth quarter of 2011. Shaded areas denote recessions.

Source: Authors' analysis of Federal Reserve Bank of New York (2012) and Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey, Historical Tables (Table 8)

Updated August 24, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Data on foreclosures are from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit; data series “Number of Consumers with New Foreclosures” ( The number of owner-occupied dwellings was taken from the Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey, Historical Tables, Table 8, “Quarterly Estimates of the Housing Inventory: 1965 to Present” (


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