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August 28, 2018

State’s southern half now ranks in top 10 for federal gun prosecutions, report says
By Michelle Liu

Mississippi’s southern judicial district now ranks in the top ten for federal weapons prosecutions, a new report shows. In the first 10 months of fiscal year 2018, the federal government obtained 127 weapons-related prosecutions in the southern district of Mississippi, according to analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University released Monday. At 81 weapons prosecutions per one million people, the district now ranks ninth across the country’s 94 federal judicial districts per capita. Missouri’s Eastern District, headquartered in St. Louis, ranked No. 1 at 230 prosecutions per million people. Last year, the district obtained only 37 weapons prosecutions; two years ago, there were 73.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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