California South Prosecutions for July 2018
Referring Agency: Immigration and Customs in Homeland Security
Lead Charge: 21 USC 952 - Importation of controlled substances
Table 1. Criminal Prosecutions
The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during July 2018 the government reported 84 new prosecutions in the Southern District of California (San Diego) for these matters. Those cases were referred by the Immigration and Customs in Homeland Security with a lead charge of 21 USC 952 - Importation of controlled substances.
According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this number is up from 28 the previous month.
The comparisons of the number of defendants charged 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 2).
When monthly 2018 prosecutions of this type are compared with those of the same period in
the previous year, the number of filings was down (-8.7%).
Prosecutions over the past year are still much lower than they were five years ago.
Overall, the data show that prosecutions of this type are down 28.1 percent from levels reported in 2013.
Figure 1. Monthly Trends in Prosecutions
The decrease from the levels five years ago in prosecutions for these matters is shown more clearly in Figure 2.
The vertical bars in Figure 2
represent the number of prosecutions of this type recorded on a month-to-month
basis. Where a prosecution was initially filed in U.S. Magistrate Court and then transferred to the U.S. District Court,
the magistrate filing date was used since this provides an earlier indicator of actual trends.
The superimposed line on the bars plots the six-month moving average so
that natural fluctuations are smoothed out.
Number of Defendants in Cases
Table 2 lists all separate cases with the number of defendants.
Table 2. Number of Defendants per Case
Details on 34 more defendants are available and can be viewed using the People (Judge) express list tool in TRACFED.
Report Generated: August 28, 2018
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