|(18 Mar 2009)
The latest case-by-case data from the Justice Department show that in December 2008 the government reported 13,457 new prosecutions.
This represents an increase of 14% from the previous month, but a significant 27% decrease from September's high of 18,434 new filings. The immigration category continues to dominate the DOJ's caseload, accounting for 59% of all new cases filed in December in U.S. Federal Court.
In addition to the most recent figures on prosecutions, TRAC continues to provide additional free reports on current enforcement trends. Go to
for information on December 2008 convictions and prosecutions in the areas of drugs, white collar crime, immigration, official corruption and more. You can also find free reports on the enforcement activities selected government agencies such as the IRS, FBI, DHS and DEA.
The December 2008 criminal data are also available to TRACFED subscribers via the Express, Going Deeper and Analyzer tools. Go to http://tracfed.syr.edu for more information. Customized reports for a specific agency, district, program, lead charge or judge are available via the TRAC Data Interpreter, either as part of a TRACFED subscription or on a per-report basis. Go to http://trac.syr.edu/interpreter to start.
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