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Publication Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2003

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

October 1, 2005    NCJ 210299

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 2003, 126,878 suspects were arrested by Federal law enforcement agencies for violations of Federal law.
  • During 2003, U.S. Attorneys initiated criminal investigations involving 130,078 suspects, and they concluded their investigations of 128,518.
  • During 1990 and 2003, the number of offenders on community supervision increased by 29%, from 84,801 during 1990 to 108,976 during 2003.

Part of the Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics Series

Full Report (PDF 2M)
Full Report (ASCII file 185K)
Full Report - Zip format (Spreadsheet 119K)
Chapter 1: Arrests for Federal offenses (PDF 898K)
Chapter 1: Arrests for Federal offenses - Zip format (Spreadsheet 18K)
Chapter 2: Prosecution (PDF 967K)
Chapter 2: Prosecution - Zip format (Spreadsheet 13K)
Chapter 3: Pretrial release (PDF 829K)
Chapter 3: Pretrial release - Zip format (Spreadsheet 26K)
Chapter 4: Adjudication (PDF 956K)
Chapter 4: Adjudication - Zip format (Spreadsheet 12K)
Chapter 5: Sentencing (PDF 757K)
Chapter 5: Sentencing - Zip format (Spreadsheet 14K)
Chapter 6: Appeals (PDF 744K)
Chapter 6: Appeals - Zip format (Spreadsheet 11K)
Chapter 7: Corrections (PDF 1M)
Chapter 7: Corrections - Zip format (Spreadsheet 31K)
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