Continued Decline in Secret Service Prosecutions
(22 Jan 2015) The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during FY 2014, the government reported 2,158 new prosecutions referred by the Secret Service in the Department of Homeland Security. According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this represents a decrease of 2.3 percent from the 2,209 reported in FY 2013 and continues a four-year slide since FY 2010 during which time the number of these prosecutions has fallen by 23.8 percent.

Though not directly related to criminal prosecutions, several recent lapses in the Secret Service's protective activities for the president and the vice president have been the subject of examination by reporters, the Justice Department and the Secret Service itself.

The two most commonly cited program areas for all prosecutions referred by the Secret Service in FY 2014 were white collar crime (accounting for 55.2 percent of prosecutions) and government regulatory (20.6 percent). The three districts with the largest per-capita number of these prosecutions in FY 2014 were the Northern District of Mississippi (Oxford), the Southern District of Alabama (Mobile) and the Southern District of Florida (Miami).

For more details, including a twenty-year timeline of prosecutions and top district rankings, see the report at:
In addition to this fiscal year report on the Secret Service, TRAC continues to offer free monthly reports on selected government agencies such as the FBI, ATF, DHS and the IRS. TRAC's reports also monitor program categories such as immigration, drugs, weapons, white collar crime and terrorism. For the latest information on prosecutions and convictions through November 2014, go to:
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