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August 20, 2010

Report: Arizona Leads Nation in Federal Prosecutions
By Andrew Ramonas

Federal prosecutors in Arizona bring more cases than their counterparts in the other 93 U.S. Attorney’s offices, many of them related to immigration, according to a report released this week by Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. The Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office initiated 20,818 prosecutions between October 2009 to May 2010 — a 26 percent increase over the same period a year earlier and double the amount over the same time in fiscal 2008, according to the report by TRAC, a public interest group which compiles criminal justice data. The numbers mean that prosecutors in Arizona filed almost one fifth of all federal cases, even though Arizona has only about two percent of the country’s population. The TRAC report did not provide statistics about the performance of any other U.S. Attorney’s office.

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