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Federal Prosecutions of Public Corruption

The following table shows the total number of federal prosections in the United States, including the number of federal, state, and local officials indicted and convicted.

Prosecution status 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1990 1985 1980
Total: Indicted 1,213 1,150 1,136 1,087 1,000 1,134 1,174 1,057 984 1,051 1,176 1,157 727
 Convicted 1,020 868 1,011 920 938 1,065 1,014 853 902 878 1,084 997 602
Federal officials: Indicted 424 479 478 502 441 480 442 459 456 527 615 563 123
 Convicted 381 421 429 414 422 460 414 392 459 438 583 470 131
State officials: Indicted 111 94 110 95 92 115 91 51 109 61 96 79 72
 Convicted 81 87 132 61 91 80 58 49 83 61 79 66 51
Local officials: Indicted 268 259 299 224 211 237 277 255 219 236 257 248 247
 Convicted 252 119 262 184 183 219 264 169 190 191 225 221 168
NOTE: Figures are latest available.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Prosecutions of Corrupt Public Officials, 1980–2004, and Report to Congress on the Activities and Operations of the Public Integrity Section, annual. From Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2006.

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