|(14 Oct 2009)
The latest case-by-case data from the Justice Department show that in July 2009 the government reported 14,706 new prosecutions.
This represents a decrease of 6% from the previous month, and is virtually unchanged from a year ago. The immigration category continues to dominate the DOJ's caseload, accounting for 56% of all new cases filed in July in U.S. Federal Court. The second largest category was drugs, accounting for 33% of new prosecutions.
In addition to the most recent figures on prosecutions, TRAC continues to provide free reports on other current enforcement trends. Go to
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The July 2009 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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