|(18 Apr 2011)
The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during January 2011 the government reported 484 new weapons prosecutions, the lowest level since January 2001.
The comparisons of the number of defendants charged with weapons-related offenses are based on case-by-case information obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) under the Freedom of Information Act from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys.
The number of filings of weapons prosecutions is down 7.9 percent from January 2010, and down 28.8 percent from levels reported in January 2006. For more on the subject go to the TRAC report at:
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Even more detailed criminal enforcement information for the period from FY 1986 through January 2011 is 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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