Based on data from the Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP), this report describes criminal case-processing in the federal justice system in 2015, including arrest and booking through sentencing and corrections.
The FJSP is constructed from source files provided by the U.S. Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The statistical tables presented in the current report indicate the number of suspects arrested and booked by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), suspects in matters investigated and prosecuted by U.S. attorneys, defendants adjudicated and sentenced in U.S. district courts, and characteristics of federal prisoners and offenders under federal supervision. The statistical tables are presented in three sections. Each of the following sections describes a major stage in processing criminal suspects and defendants: 1) federal law enforcement and prosecution; 2) federal pretrial, adjudication, sentencing, and appeals; and 3) federal corrections and supervision.