"The Executive Office for United States Attorneys provides oversight, general executive assistance and direction to the offices of the United States Attorneys and serves as liaison between the United States Attorneys and other Department components and federal agencies. One of its responsibilities on behalf of the United States Attorneys is the publication of this annual report. The charts and tables below reflect statistical summary of the matters and cases handled by the United States Attorneys offices. These charts and tables, however, cannot and do not reflect the quality and complexity of the criminal prosecutions and civil litigation conducted by the offices. Additionally, the statistics are woefully inadequate in presenting realistic picture of the time, effort and skill required to prosecute and litigate the cases. Some examples of cases handled during the year are included in the text to illustrate caseload composition, and more importantly, the successful efforts of the many men and women who work in the United States Attorneys offices. Finally, the significant liaison work performed by the United States Attorneys Assistant United States Attorneys and other members of the staff, with federal state and local law enforcement entities, the victims of crime the local community schools and other organizations cannot be quantified."
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