Federal Criminal Prosecutions on the Rise – By the Numbers

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Federal Criminal Prosecutions on the Rise

Federal Criminal Prosecutions are up for 2012 in the Middle District of Florida says a United States Department of Justice report. USDOJ  national statistics reveal in 2012, there were 84,307 criminal filings in the nation. In the Middle District of Florida for 2012 there were 1,505 Filings and 2011 had 1,290 filings.

Sadly, drug cases, including marijuana, remained by far the largest category  with 593  of the 1505 total (39%) cases. The next largest number of case filings – Immigration (241 cases) (16%) , then Fraud offenses right behind it at 227 (15%) ; Firearms (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms –  ATF) Gun cases were next at 171 filings (11%).  In the 11th Circuit there were 2,064 criminal appeals filed in 2012 compared to 1,433 filed in 2011.