Describes the processing of defendants in the Federal criminal justice system. This report includes the number and disposition of suspects investigated by U.S. attorneys, the number of arrests for Federal offenses, the number of defendants in cases filed in U.S. district courts, the disposition of defendants in cases terminated in U.S. district courts, sanctions imposed on convicted defendants, the number of persons under Federal correctional supervision (probation, parole, supervised release, and incarceration), and trends in annual Federal criminal case processing. This report is the latest in the annual Federal Criminal Case Processing series.
- During 2000, 115,589 suspects were arrested by Federal law enforcement agencies for possible violation of Federal law.
- Between 1994 and 2000, the number of defendants charged in criminal cases filed in U.S. district courts increased 34%, from 62,237 to 83,251.
- During 2000, criminal cases involving 76,952 defendants were concluded in U.S. district courts.