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August 20, 2021

Federal white-collar prosecutions continue a long-term decline
By Debra Cassens Weiss

Projected numbers for white-collar prosecutions in 2021 show a continuing decline over the last 20 years, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. The federal government reported 3,545 new white-collar crime prosecutions during the first nine months of fiscal 2021, according to the TRAC report, which cites Justice Department data. If white-collar prosecutions continue at the same pace, they will total 4,727 for the year. The projected total is a 53.5% decline from 10,162 white-collar prosecutions reported in 2011 and a 50.3% drop from the level of 9,507 reported in 2001.

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