Roadmap to this DEA Web Site
TRAC's Web Site about the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) examines the criminal enforcement activities and staffing patterns of the agency from many different perspectives. The Web site also includes selected information about the federal government's overall drug enforcement effort.
To help you find your way around this site, TRAC provides a variety of navigational aids. Take the brief Navigation Tour to see how these work.
MAIN MENU CHOICES ON THE HOME PAGE
To begin with ...
Roadmap to this DEA Web Site
Where you are now. Provides information on each main menu choice, and describes navigation aids around the site.
Info from TRAC
What information is available from TRAC free on the Web versus special analysis undertaken for a small fee to help cover our expenses. TRAC is now in the process of developing a unique new Federal Enforcement Information Center for the media and partners to help in this process are being sought.
Where you register and obtain personal userid and password required to access findings and data graphics on this site. Registration and access are free. None of this information will ever be sold.
Summary of TRAC's latest analyses examining the DEA's overall performance record during the last five years.
Findings and Data Graphics on the DEA
Where you find text, maps, graphs and other summary data about the DEA organized into these layers:
Enforcement Trends Over Time:
Graphs (with links to supporting data) profiling DEA recent and long-term trends -- enforcement, budget, staffing -- for both the DEA and for federal drug enforcement activities overall.
DEA at Work:
Summary text with accompanying tables, charts, and maps about many of the key findings,
as well as selected background information about the DEA.
District Enforcement (for individual years):
Here you will find detailed maps, tables, and graphs about DEA's year-by year 1992 to 1996 enforcement record in each of the 90 districts and for the United States as a whole. Staffing information is also available. In addition to the specific information about each district this area also provides comparative rankings of all of the districts on various indicators such as the per capita number of referrals, the percentage of referrals declined, or individuals convicted and the median and average sentences that resulted. Note: this is a large area with thousands of pages of information.
About the ...
Where you find supplementary information ABOUT various topics.
About the Law:
Where the text of criminal statutes enforced by the DEA can be found.
About the Data:
Where the sources for the Web Site's data are given, plus information on
their scope and coverage. Strengths and weaknesses of the data are described.
Describes Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse
and how it operates.
HINTS ON WHERE TO BEGIN
The information found on TRAC's DEA Web Site is extensive. As already noted, if this is your first visit, be sure to check out the navigational aides by taking the brief Navigation Tour.
The section on "New Findings" and "DEA at Work " are good places to begin because they provide overview summaries of the findings.
The layer on "Enforcement Trends Over Time" gives you a graphical tour of national highlights. It also provides national information about enforcement, budget and staffing information for longer periods of time.
The layer on Criminal Enforcement allows you to consider the material in three distinct ways
Thus, in this section of the Web Site you can see what is going on at the national level, you can compare what the DEA and federal prosecutors are doing in your district with others, or you can explore changes in national and district enforcement strategies and staffing from 1992 to 1996.
- by topic with tables and graphs for the nation as a whole
- by district with similar tables available for each one, and
- by comparative rankings with maps and tables displaying the comparative standings of each district on both the enforcement actions and staffing.