|(30 Apr 2014)
Recent data from the Justice Department show that during FY 2013 there were 682 criminal prosecutions referred by the Social Security Administration.
According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this represents an increase of 20.7 percent from FY 2012 and is 31.7 percent higher than five years ago.
The most commonly cited lead charge was 18 USC 641 involving the theft or embezzlement of public money, property or records. The Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis) led the nation with 15 prosecutions per one million people, well above the national average of 2.2 prosecutions per million in FY 2013. In second place was the Eastern District of Kentucky (Lexington) with 11 prosecutions per million, followed by the Eastern District of Arkansas (Little Rock) with 10 prosecutions per million.
For more details, including a twenty-year timeline of prosecutions and top ten district rankings, see the report at:
In addition to this fiscal year report on the Social Security Administration, TRAC continues to offer free monthly reports on selected government agencies such as the FBI, ATF, DHS and the IRS. TRAC's reports also monitor program categories such as immigration, drugs, weapons, white collar crime and terrorism. For the latest information on prosecutions and convictions through February 2014, go to:
Even more detailed criminal enforcement information for the period from FY 1986 through February 2014 is available to TRACFed subscribers via the Express and Going Deeper 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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