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Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2004

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Date Published
December 2006

Describes all aspects of processing in the Federal justice system, including numbers of persons prosecuted, convicted, incarcerated, sentenced to probation, released pretrial, and under parole or other supervision.


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.

Date Published: December 1, 2006