|(25 Nov 2008)
The latest available data from the Justice Department show that in August 2008 the government reported 13,566 new prosecutions.
While down slightly (2.3%) from the previous month, this number is still 43% higher than a year ago. The overall growth in federal prosecutions is largely driven by continuing increases in immigration matters, which accounted for 54% of all new cases filed in August in U.S. Federal Court.
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