|(07 Apr 2016)
The federal prosecution of individuals convicted of white collar crimes continues to decline, according to a very timely analysis of thousands of case-by case records by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).
Records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that the 520 such convictions in February 2016 represents a drop of 7.3 percent from the same period in the previous year, and is 16.7 percent lower than it was five years ago.
Based on population, the Middle District of Louisiana (Baton Rouge) led the nation in white collar crime convictions, with 1,018 per million population, over five times the national average of 192 such convictions per million. In second place was the Western District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) with 863 per million, followed by the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis) with 655 per million.
To read the full report on the decline in white collar convictions, including rankings of the top ten districts and judges, go to:
In addition to this report on white collar crime prosecutions, TRAC continues to offer free monthly reports on program categories such as immigration, drugs, weapons and terrorism. TRAC's reports also monitor selected government agencies such as the IRS, FBI, ATF and DHS. For the latest information on prosecutions and convictions through February 2016, go to:
Even more detailed criminal enforcement information for the period from FY 1986 through February 2016 is available to TRACFed subscribers via the Express and Going Deeper 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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