Saturday, March 10, 2007
Federal Drug Prosecutions Continue to Trend Downward
The good folks at the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), at Syracuse University, keep close track of the goings-on at the Department of Justice. TRAC's latest report for November 2006 shows that the number of new narcotics/drugs prosecutions are down by more than one-fifth from five years ago. Don't worry though, the federal courts are still clogged with drug cases -- the number of new drug prosecutions for November, 2006 was 1,889, the lowest monthly total for the last five years. That is more than the number of new prosecutions for lawbreaking concerning weapons, civil rights, official corruption, environment, organized crime, government regulations, and white collar crime -- combined.