|(17 Aug 2010)
Federal prosecutions in Arizona during the first eight months of FY 2010 were up by 26% over the same period last year and nearly double what they were FY 2008, the last year of the Bush Administration.
This growth -- documented in very timely Justice Department data analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) -- means that Arizona has more federal prosecutions than any other district in the United States.
In recent months, federal efforts to secure the U.S. border with Mexico have become the focus of considerable public debate.
TRAC's latest report on federal criminal enforcement in Arizona, particularly the filings involving immigration violations, can be viewed at this address:
In addition to this special report, TRAC continues to provide free reports on a wide range of current enforcement trends. Go to
for information on prosecutions and convictions so far in FY 2010 in the areas of immigration as well as terrorism, drugs, white collar crime, official corruption and more. You can also find free reports on the enforcement activities of selected government agencies such as the IRS, FBI, DHS and DEA.
Even more detailed criminal enforcement information for the period from FY 1986 through May 2010 is available to TRACFED subscribers via the Express, Going Deeper and Analyzer tools. Go to http://tracfed.syr.edu for more information. Customized reports for a specific agency, district, program, lead charge or judge are available via the TRAC Data Interpreter, either as part of a TRACFED subscription or on a per-report basis. Go to http://trac.syr.edu/interpreter to start.
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