Arizona Environ-Environmental Crimes Prosecutions for 2015
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
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.
Figure 1: Criminal Environ-Environmental Crimes Prosecutions over the last 20 years
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:
Number of Defendants in Environ-Environmental Crimes Cases
Table 2 lists all separate cases with the number of defendants.
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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