|TRAC Report on Criminal Enforcement Changes in the Bush Years|
|(28 Sep 2005)
TRAC Report on Criminal Enforcement Changes in the Bush
Years released September 28, 2005.
data show significant shifts have occurred in how the federal government
enforced the law during the Bush Administration. From FY 2000 to FY 2004,
federal prosecutions were up by over 31%. The data, obtained by TRAC
under the Freedom of Information Act, also document changes in the kinds
of cases being brought to court: immigration and weapons prosecutions are
climbing while white collar crime and drug prosecutions are sliding. The
new data go through the end of March 2005 (the first half of FY 2005).
For more information, read the
report or see our subscription site TRACFED for more detailed case-by-case,
district-by-district and agency-by-agency enforcement data. |