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The Washington Free Beacon
July 28, 2017

Drug Prosecutions Hit 25-Year Low, Gun Prosecutions Up Under Sessions DOJ
By Charles Fain Lehman

Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, federal gun prosecutions are up 23 percent while drug prosecutions have hit a 25-year low, according to two new reports. On Thursday, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a project at Syracuse University, reported new data that shows "fewer drug offenders were federally prosecuted over the past 12 months than at any time during the last quarter century." TRAC found only 8,814 drug offenders prosecuted under federal law in the first five months of the Trump administration, compared to 9,687 in the same five months of 2016. That number is also down 27.6 percent from numbers reported five years ago.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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