Presents national-level statistics describing characteristics of persons processed and the distribution of case processing outcomes at each major stage of the Federal criminal justice system. This annual report includes investigations by U.S. attorneys, prosecutions and declinations, pretrial release and detention, convictions and acquittals, sentencing, appeals, and correctional populations. Interactive tabulations of Federal criminal case processing data are available from the Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center.
- During 2002, 124,074 suspects were arrested by Federal law enforcement agencies for violations of Federal law.
- During 2002, U.S. Attorneys initiated criminal investigations involving 124,335 suspects, and they concluded their investigations of 124,081.
- During 1990 and 2002, the number of offenders on community supervision increased by 27%, from 84,801 during 1990 to 107,367 during 2002.