Twenty Year Federal Enforcement Trends
(06 Mar 2008) A new TRAC study, based on our analysis of 6.8 million Justice Department records spanning the last twenty years, shows that when immigration matters are put aside, referrals for prosecution from other federal investigative agencies in relation to population have declined. Notably down are the agencies that have long played an important role in fighting white collar crime -- the FBI, Secret Service, Postal Service and IRS. The report also discusses those agencies whose referrals have increased during the last two decades. To view the report, go to:
In addition, complete criminal enforcement data for the last twenty years, including all of FY 2007, is now available to TRACFED subscribers. Go to for more information.

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