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Publication Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 1999

April 1, 2001    NCJ 186179

Presents national-level statistics describing all aspects of processing in the Federal criminal justice system, including investigations by U.S. attorneys, prosecutions and declinations, pretrial release and detention, convictions and acquittals, sentencing, appeals, and correctional populations for 1999. The 1999 edition includes additional statistics describing arrests made by DEA agents. Interactive tabulations of Federal criminal case processing data are available from the Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center.


  • During 1999, 109,857 offenders were arrested by Federal law enforcement agencies for violations of Federal law.
  • During 1999, U.S. attorneys initiated criminal investigations involving 117,994 suspects, and they concluded their investigations of 113,933 suspects.
  • Between 1990 and 1999, the number of offenders on community supervision increased by 14%, from 84,801 during 1990 to 96,502 during 1999.


Part of the Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics Series

Full Report (PDF 565K)
Full Report (ASCII file 186K)
Full Report - Zip format (Spreadsheet 218K)
Chapter 1: Arrests for Federal offenses (PDF 72K)
Chapter 1: Arrests for Federal offenses - Zip format (Spreadsheet 13K)
Chapter 2: Prosecution (PDF 90K)
Chapter 2: Prosecution - Zip format (Spreadsheet 21K)
Chapter 3: Pretrial release (PDF 134K)
Chapter 3: Pretrial release - Zip format (Spreadsheet 37K)
Chapter 4: Adjudication (PDF 93K)
Chapter 4: Adjudication - Zip format (Spreadsheet 34K)
Chapter 5: Sentencing (PDF 97K)
Chapter 5: Sentencing - Zip format (Spreadsheet 24K)
Chapter 6: Appeals (PDF 86K)
Chapter 6: Appeals - Zip format (Spreadsheet 20K)
Chapter 7: Corrections (PDF 157K)
Chapter 7: Corrections - Zip format (Spreadsheet 76K)
Methodology (PDF 131K)

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