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There are two sources of data on federal arrests referenced in this section:

  • The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), which provides information on federal suspects arrested and booked by the USMS and other federal law enforcement agencies.
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which provides information on federal and state drug suspects arrested by the DEA.

Persons suspected of violating federal law may be arrested by one of the many federal agencies empowered to make arrests or by state or local authorities. Regardless of which agency makes the arrest, federal suspects are typically transferred to the custody of the USMS for booking, processing, and detention.

Publications & Products


Federal Justice Statistics, 2011 - Statistical Tables Provides annual data on workload, activities, and outcomes associated with federal criminal cases.
  PDF (2.7M) | ASCII file (65K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 67K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2012 - Statistical Tables Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
  PDF (2.6M) | ASCII file (43K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 65K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2011–12 Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
  PDF (3.7M) | ASCII file (59k) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 50K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2010 Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
  PDF (4.3M) | ASCII file (67K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 183K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2010 - Statistical Tables Describes criminal case processing in the federal justice system, including arrest and booking through sentencing and corrections.
  PDF (3.5M) | ASCII file (87K) | Spreadsheets (Zip format 88K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Immigration Offenders in the Federal Justice System, 2010 Presents data on criminal and civil immigration violations handled by the federal justice system over the last decade.
  Press Release | PDF (1.8M) | ASCII file (23K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 67K)

Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 2008 Presents data from 73 federal law enforcement agencies that employed full-time officers with authority to make arrests and to carry a firearm while on duty.
  PDF (1M) | ASCII file (28K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 36K)
Part of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2009 - Statistical Tables Presents data on criminal and civil immigration violations handled by the federal justice system over the last decade.
  Press Release | PDF (1.2M) | ASCII file (23K) | Spreadsheets (Zip format 65K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Arrest in the United States, 1980-2009 MURDER ARREST RATE DROPPED 54 PERCENT BETWEEN 1980 AND 2009
  Press Release

Federal Justice Statistics, 2008- Statistical Tables Describes criminal case processing in the federal justice system, including arrest and booking through sentencing and corrections.
  Print version (PDF 1.4M) | Spreadsheets (Zip format 62K) | Methodology (PDF 28K) | Additional Information about the Data (PDF 25K) | Data source agency - Data files (PDF 20K) | Glossary (PDF 90K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Terms & Definitions

CBP An acronym for Customs and Border Protection,¿ was established May 1, 2003 to combine the inspectional workforces and broad border authorities of the U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. CBP is tasked with stopping terrorists, terrorist weapons, illegal drugs, aliens, and materials harmful to agriculture from entering at, or between, ports of entry.
 
Drug trafficking Includes manufacturing, distributing, selling, smuggling, and possession with intent to sell.
 
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