TRAC EXPRESS provides a speedy way to view the criminal enforcement activities of the federal government. With our trends tool you can compare enforcement trends of the current Obama administration with prior presidential administrations (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan). Menu selections offer a choice of four different perspectives:
TRAC Express gives the user several different options when viewing each of these perspectives -- overall, agencies, programs, lead charge. These options are:
- Overall: looks at the federal government's overall enforcement effort.
- Agencies: zeroes in on the work of major investigative agencies like the FBI, the IRS, the DEA, or the criminal enforcement activities of general departments such as Agriculture, Defense, Interior, or the State Department.
- Programs: aims at enforcement programs -- the government's effort against selected targets such as corrupt officials, environmental criminals, drug dealers, illegal weapons dealers and criminal immigration violators.
- Lead Charge: provides information about all referrals under a given lead charge such as the harboring of an illegal alien, bank embezzlement, or money-laundering.
After making the necessary selections and hitting create table, your order is transmitted to TRAC's server, the necessary processing completed, and the requested information delivered to your browser, often in less than a minute.
- focus: provides focused information on a user-selected topic about a particular district or the U.S. as a whole. Under agencies, for example, the user can choose focus and obtain a breadth of information about the actions -- referrals, convictions, prison time, etc. -- taken by the selected agency in any one of the 90 federal judicial districts in the United States or in the nation as a whole.
- rank: ranks 90 federal districts on a user-selected factor. Both maps and tables display the results. Under rank, the user can determine how various kinds of enforcement efforts of selected agencies in all of the 90 districts measure up to each other.
- compare: provides comparisons of agencies, programs, lead charges, or other special topics on a user-selected factor for a particular district, or the U.S. as a whole. By selecting compare under Agencies for example, information is developed about a range of actions taken by each of dozens of agencies and departments in a single district.
- trend: provides graphs and tables showing long term federal enforcement trends overall back through fiscal year 1986, or trends for specific agencies, programs or lead charges. Examine trends for a particular district, or the U.S. as a whole. By selecting trend under Agencies for example, you can compare the criminal enforcement activities of the FBI or the ATF during the Obama administration with four earlier presidential administrations -- Bush, Clinton, Bush and Reagan -- in your district or in the nation as a whole.
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