TRAC: Immigration continues to top federal prosecutions
According to an analysis of Department of Justice data by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a total of 15,173 federal criminal prosecutions were recorded as being filed during April 2011. Immigration charges again took the top two spots for the most frequent lead charges brought. Illegal entry—with 4,782 defendants charged, up sharply in April—was the charge most commonly recorded, followed by illegal re-entry with 3,047 prosecutions. The judicial district with the most federal prosecutions in April was Arizona with 3,216, down slightly from 3,428 prosecutions in that state recorded during March.
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TRAC is a data gathering, data research and data distribution organization at Syracuse University. The purpose of TRAC is to provide the American people—and institutions of oversight such as Congress, news organizations, public interest groups, businesses, scholars and lawyers—with comprehensive information about staffing, spending and enforcement activities of the federal government.
In addition to immigration, TRAC offers free reports on convictions and prosecutions for program categories such as white collar crime, terrorism, weapons and drugs. TRAC also reports on the enforcement activities of selected government agencies such as DHS, FBI, IRS and ATF.