Arizona Environ-Environmental Crimes Prosecutions for 2015

Number Year-to-date 3
Percent Change from previous year 200
Percent Change from 5 years ago 0
Count 10 years ago 0
Count 20 years ago 0

Table 1: Criminal Environ-Environmental Crimes Prosecutions

The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during FY 2015 the government reported 3 new environ-environmental crimes prosecutions in the district of Arizona. According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this number is up 200% over the past fiscal year when the number of prosecutions totaled 1.

The comparisons of the number of defendants charged with environ-environmenta offenses are based on case-by-case information obtained by TRAC under the Freedom of Information Act from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (see Table 1).

Compared to five years ago when there were 3, the number of FY 2015 prosecutions of this type is up 0 percent. Ten years ago there were no prosecutions of this type recorded .

The long term trend in environ-environmental crimes prosecutions for these matters going back to FY 1995 is shown more clearly in Figure 1. The vertical bars in Figure 1 represent the number of environ-environmental crimes prosecutions of this type recorded each fiscal year. Each presidential administration is distinguished by the color of the bars. To view trends month-by-month rather than year-by-year, see TRAC's monthly report series for the latest data.

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Figure 1: Criminal Environ-Environmental Crimes Prosecutions over the last 20 years
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Figure 2: Prosecutions by Investigative Agency

Leading Investigative Agencies

The lead investigative agency for environ-environmental crimes prosecutions through September 2015 was "Other - Environmental Protection Agency" accounting for 66.7 percent of prosecutions referred.

As shown in Figure 2, additional agencies with substantial numbers of environ-environmental crimes referrals were: Interior (33.3%).

Number of Defendants in Environ-Environmental Crimes Cases

Table 2 lists all separate cases with the number of defendants.

Case Defendant #  
2015 - Arizona (Phoenix) Case: 1 1 Details
2015 - Arizona (Phoenix) Case: 1 2 Details
2015 - Arizona (Phoenix) Case: 2 1 Details

Table 2: Number of defendants per case

Greater detail for the activity up to last month (September 2015) can be viewed in TRAC's monthly report series. For earlier periods going back through FY 1986, full details can be accessed using the Criminal analyzer list tool in TRACFED on any data slice stored in your weblocker.

Report Generated: March 29, 2016
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