|(15 Nov 2010)
Federal criminal prosecutions totaled 13,122 for the month of August according to the most recent data released by the Department of Justice.
This figure is essentially unchanged from the previous month, and is just 1.5 percent higher than a year ago. The most frequently reported lead charge in US District Courts was 8 USC 1326 for reentry of deported aliens, which accounted for 2,139 of these prosecutions. The next most common statute cited was 21 USC 841, which deals with penalties for manufacturing, possessing and distributing illegal drugs, for which 1,028 prosecutions were recorded.
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