2024-01-31 Official corruption convictions up in
FY 2023, including for federal law enforcement and state officials. Alaska, Mississippi, North
Dakota, Southern District of New York, and D.C. all have many times the per capita number of
convictions than in the U.S. as a whole.
2023-05-10 For the third year in a row, federal
convictions for narcotics and illegal drugs have increased but trends differ by investigative
agency; many change since the federal war on drugs was launched in June of 1971
2023-01-19 The decision to criminally charge a
business in contrast to an individual by the Feds for engaging in white-collar criminal activity
is exceedingly rare: just 1 percent of white-collar prosecutions involve business entities.
2022-03-10 Large number of terrorism/national
internal security prosecutions filed; many tagged as domestic terrorism and these outnumber
international terrorism cases. Not all involve "capitol breach" cases.
2021-08-09 While the pandemic temporarily
depressed all federal criminal prosecutions, but white-collar prosecutions appear to have
continued their downward decline. Rhode Island FBI and federal prosecutors the most active.
2021-07-01 Federal prosecutions of violent
crimes in Indian Country jumped after landmark Supreme Court decision. Crimes are not necessarily
up but now federal prosecutors rather than state and local authorities handling prosecutions.
2021-05-04 Official corruption federal
prosecutions up; include bribery, graft, conflicts of interest, and other violations by governors,
judges, federal and state legislators, and other federal, state, and local public officials.
2021-04-14 While concern about domestic
terrorism has heightened recently, in fact government internal case-by-case records indicate that
except for three years following the attack on the twin towers, domestic terrorism prosecutions
have outpaced those for international terrorism since federal prosecutors began systematically
tracking terrorism cases twenty-five years ago.
2021-01-11 In the wake of protests surrounding
the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, there has been a large jump in federal
prosecutions classified as domestic terrorism. FY 2020 saw highest total for a quarter of a
2020-10-26 Federal prosecutions for child sex
trafficking has significantly declined after climbing seadily during the Obama years. Federal
prosecutors declining to prosecute criminal referrals they receive..