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Jurisdiction of State Attorneys General Offices over White-Collar Crime, 2014

NCJ Number
251144
Date Published
May 2020
Author(s)
Suzanne M. Strong, Ph.D., BJS Statistician
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
This report describes the findings of the first Survey of State Attorneys General Offices, which collected information on jurisdiction, sources, and circumstances of white-collar crime cases.
Abstract

This report describes the findings of the first Survey of State Attorneys General Offices, which collected information on jurisdiction, sources, and circumstances of white-collar crime cases. Forty-six attorneys general offices provided information on whether they had jurisdiction over white-collar crime.

Highlights
  • In 2014, 42 attorneys general offices reported having jurisdiction over criminal white-collar offenses, and 36 reported having jurisdiction over civil white-collar offenses.
  • Thirty-three attorneys general offices reported having jurisdiction over both criminal and civil white-collar offenses in 2014.
  • The most common criminal white-collar cases handled by attorneys general offices involved medical fraud (32), false claims and statements (31), or insurance fraud (27).
  • The most common civil white-collar cases handled by attorneys general offices involved consumer fraud (29), false claims and statements (26), or medical fraud (26).
Date Created: May 11, 2020