Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse

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Information about TRACFED

TRACFED is a dynamic new service from TRAC. It allows users to tap directly into TRAC's massive data collections about all federal criminal enforcement actions and IRS audit patterns and order up the tables they need on an expedited basis, or undertake their own data analyses on a vast range of subjects.
  • How frequently has the federal government brought criminal charges under any one of the nation's 3,000 criminal statutes? What happened?

  • How have the smaller but still vital agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency or the Food and Drug Administration or bank regulatory bodies enforced the criminal law? What were the resulting prison sentences?

  • How many cases were brought under the special government programs aimed at curbing organized crime, reducing government corruption or the prosecution of spies and terrorists? What reasons did federal prosecutors give when they decided that the agency referrals in these and many other areas were not worth prosecuting?

  • What were the reasons that IRS employees gave in each of the agency's 33 districts for their decision to audit the tax returns filed? How did the odds of audit and selection criteria vary by income level of the taxpayer?

Explore the questions most important to you. Develop your own individual table or data set. TRACFED was developed, in part, under a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
If you wish to signup for TRACFED's services, please call (315-443-3563) or write ( to register.

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