Federal Criminal Prosecutions Surged in March 2007
(29 Jun 2007) Federal criminal prosecutions in March of 2007 jumped to 10,286 -- 22% over the level in the previous month. Fueling this monthly surge were large increases in immigration (up 17%), drug prosecutions (up 24%), and weapons (up 35%). Prosecutions in these three areas had been declining over the past year. While the jump in March was substantial, gains were still not quite sufficient to bring prosecutions up to where they had been a year ago.

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In addition to these categories, you will also find reports concerning federal criminal prosecutions and convictions in the areas of terrorism, white collar crime, civil rights, corruption, environment, organized crime, child pornography and government regulation.

Just added this month are free reports on prosecutions and convictions for cases referred by the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs in Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

March 2007 criminal data are also available to TRACFED subscription users via the Express and Analyzer tools. Go to for more information.

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