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Publication Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2004

Laura Winterfield, William P. Adams, Avi Bhati, Kamala Mallik Kane, Christine Arriola, Yan Yuan, Urban Institute

December 1, 2006    NCJ 213476

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. New this year are statistics on fugitive investigations by the U.S. Marshals Service. This is an electronic only document. Interactive tabulations of Federal criminal case processing data are available from the Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center.


  • During 2004, 126,878 suspects were arrested by Federal law enforcement agencies for violations of Federal law.
  • During 2004, U.S. Attorneys initiated criminal investigations involving 130,078 suspects, and they concluded their investigations of 128,518.
  • The number of offenders on community supervision increased by 29%, from 84,801 during 1990 to 108,976 during 2004.

Part of the Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics Series

Full Report (PDF 3M)
Full Report (ASCII file 185K)
Full Report - Zip format (Spreadsheet 83K)
Chapter 1: Arrests for Federal offenses (PDF 855K)
Chapter 1: Arrests for Federal offenses - Zip format (Spreadsheet 13K)
Chapter 2: Prosecution (PDF 1M)
Chapter 2: Prosecution - Zip format (Spreadsheet 12K)
Chapter 3: Pretrial release (PDF 856K)
Chapter 3: Pretrial release - Zip format (Spreadsheet 23K)
Chapter 4: Adjudication (PDF 745K)
Chapter 4: Adjudication - Zip format (Spreadsheet 9K)
Chapter 5: Sentencing (PDF 738K)
Chapter 5: Sentencing - Zip format (Spreadsheet 7K)
Chapter 6: Appeals (PDF 742K)
Chapter 6: Appeals - Zip format (Spreadsheet 10K)
Chapter 7: Corrections (PDF 1M)
Chapter 7: Corrections - Zip format (Spreadsheet 15K)
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