|(07 Apr 2015)
Federal criminal prosecutions totaled 10,750 for the month of February, according to the most recent data released by the Department of Justice.
This represents an increase of 16.1 percent from the previous month, but is nearly unchanged (down 1.1 percent) from one year ago. Most prosecutions were referred by DHS, which accounted for 62 percent. Other agencies with substantial numbers of referrals were the FBI (8 percent), DEA (8 percent), ATF (4 percent) and DoD (4 percent). Among program categories, the largest number of prosecutions was seen in immigration, which accounted for 54.3 percent of the filings. Drug and drug trafficking related crimes contributed 14.9 percent of the total, and weapons offenses made up 4.4 percent.
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