Federal Justice Statistics, 2005   [open pdf - 116KB]

"The U.S. Marshals Service arrested and booked 140,200 suspects in 2005, up from 83,324 in 1995. Material witness, immigration, and weapons were the fastest growing arrest offenses during this period. In 2005, immigration (27%) was the most prevalent arrest offense followed by drug (24%) and supervision violations (17%). Five federal judicial districts along the U.S.-Mexico border accounted for 40% of all suspects arrested and booked by the U.S. Marshals Service in 2005. The federal government reorganized key federal law enforcement agencies following the passage of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Since 2002, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has accounted for a growing share of suspects referred for federal prosecution compared to other federal law enforcement agencies. DHS agencies referred 45% of all suspects in 2004 and 2005, compared to 33% referred by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Referrals by the U.S. Department of Treasury decreased from 20% in 2001 and 2002 to 2% in 2004 and 2005."

Report Number:
NCJ 220383
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U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/
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