|(27 Jul 2009)
Case-by-case information from the federal prosecutors indicates that the Federal Bureau of Investigations has improved selected aspects of its criminal enforcement efforts during the last five years.
The data -- obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse -- focuses on the bureau's enforcement activities from FY 2004 to FY 2008.
According to the Justice Department information, for example, the median or typical sentence for all those that were sent to prison as a result of an FBI investigation increased substantially, from 30 to 41 months. For national and district information on this and other changes go to:
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