|(02 Apr 2018)
The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during February 2018 the government reported 17 new prosecutions referred by the Veterans Administration (VA).
According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this number is down from 22 the previous month. When monthly 2018 prosecutions of this type are compared with those of the same period in the previous year, the number of filings was down 17 percent. Prosecutions over the past year are also much lower than they were five years ago. Overall, the data show that prosecutions of this type are down 31 percent from levels reported in 2013.
Adding up prosecutions for each of the first five months of FY 2018 there have been 132 prosecutions filed on criminal referrals from the Veterans Administration. Many of these were for minor offenses such as disorderly conduct, parking violations, or driving while intoxicated while on VA property. Only 9 out of the 132 were for drug offenses, and just 2 for weapons offenses. During these past five months there had also been 106 convictions. The majority (65) received no prison time. The average prison sentence was 9 months.
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