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Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 - Statistical Tables


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Table 2.1. Suspects in matters received by U.S. attorneys, by offense, October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

Most serious offense investigated Number Percenta

    All offensesb 137,590 100 %
  Violent offenses 5,373 3.9 %
    Murderc 661 0.5  
    Assault 1,533 1.1  
    Robbery 2,025 1.5  
    Sexual abusec 586 0.4  
    Kidnapping 291 0.2  
    Threats against the President 277 0.2  
  Property offenses 24,862 18.2 %
    Fraudulent 22,352 16.4 %
      Embezzlement 3,169 2.3  
      Fraudc 17,355 12.7  
      Forgery 1,376 1.0  
      Counterfeiting 452 0.3  
    Other 2,510 1.8 %
      Burglary 36 0.0  
      Larcenyc 1,068 0.8  
      Motor vehicle theft 406 0.3  
      Arson and explosives 645 0.5  
      Transportation of stolen property 61 0.0  
      Other property offensesc 294 0.2  
  Drug offenses 37,215 27.3 %
  Public-order offenses 20,616 15.1 %
    Regulatory 5,098 3.7 %
      Agriculture 8 --  
      Antitrust 32 --  
      Food and drug 240 0.2  
      Transportation 273 0.2  
      Civil rights 1,147 0.8  
      Communications 25 --  
      Custom laws 126 0.1  
      Postal laws 164 0.1  
      Other regulatory offenses 3,083 2.3  
    Other 15,518 11.4 %
      Tax law violationsc 973 0.7  
      Bribery 290 0.2  
      Perjury, contempt, and intimidation 510 0.4  
      National defense 647 0.5  
      Escape 2,102 1.5  
      Racketeering and extortion 3,416 2.5  
      Non-violent sex offenses 2,778 2.0  
      Gambling 114 0.1  
      Liquor offenses 9 --  
      Obscene materialc 30 --  
      Traffic offenses 175 0.1  
      Wildlife 479 0.4  
      Environmental 15 --  
      Conspiracy, aiding and abetting, and jurisdictional offenses 2,715 2.0  
      All other offensesc 1,265 0.9  
  Weapon offenses 13,304 9.7 %
  Immigration offenses 35,109 25.7 %

--Less than .05%.
aPercentage distribution based on the suspects for whom the
offense category could be determined.
bIncludes 1,111 suspects for whom an offense category could not
be determined.
cIn this table, "Murder" includes nonnegligent manslaughter;
"Sexual abuse" includes only violent sex offenses; "Fraud"
excludes tax fraud; "Larceny" excludes transportation of stolen
property; "Other property offenses" excludes fraudulent property
offenses and includes destruction of property and trespassing;
"Tax law violations" includes tax fraud; "Obscene material"
denotes the mail or transport thereof; and "All other offenses"
includes offenses with unclassifiable offense type.

Source: Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, National LIONS system file.

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