Fugitive Statistics
Fraud Statistics 
Overall U.S. Crime Statistics 1960-2003
Source: U.S. Department of Justice

1960 -   160. 9 Reported Violent Crimes Per 1,000 Population;   1726.3 Property Crimes Per 1,000 Population 
-   457    Reported Violent Crimes Per 1,000 Population;    3588.4 Property Crimes Per 1,000 Population

2003 Violent Crimes - 2.8 Times the 1960 Rate
2003 Property Crimes - Twice the 1960 Rate
U.S. Population Increase - 62% since 1960

One Explanation for the Exponential Increase in Crime Since 1960


3/07 - The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released its annual Internet Fraud Crime Report which revealed that from 1/01/06
     to 12/31/06, the center received 207,492 complaint submissions.  The reports included multiple fraud types, including auction fraud,
     non-delivery, and credit-card fraud, as well as non-fraudulent complaints, such as computer intrusions, spam/unsolicited email and
     child pornography.

  7/06 -   FBI statistics reported in Wired Magazine in 7/2006 reveal that 71% of all online fraud originated from within the U.S. in 2005.
    Americans lost $183 million to cybercriminals in 2005, nearly three times more than in 2004.  Other countries included in the
    statistics are: Nigeria, UK, Canada, Italy, China, South Africa, Greece, Romania and Russia.  Except for Nigeria, all countries
    constituted less than 5% of the fraud investigated by the FBI.  Nigeria constituted nearly 8% of the online fraud investigated.(6)

    Average losses to the most common online scams were: Nigerian Letter - $5,000; Check Fraud - $3,800; Confidence - $2,025; 
    Investment - $2,000; Non-Delivery of Merchandise - $410; Auction - $385; Credit/Debit Card - $240.(6)
* The Fraud Review, a interim report to the British Parliament about the deficiency of fraud investigation in the U.K. which is scheduled 
    for release in mid-2006, describes fraud as "second only to drug trafficking in causing harm to the economy and society."  The report will
    direct the U.K. lawmakers in their efforts to strength the investigation, prosecution and detection of fraud in the U.K.
Read the full report
    from legalweek.com.
* Only 15% of fraud victims report their losses to authorities.(1)
* The only factors that appear to influence victimization is age and education.  Race, income, region of the country
   sex or household size had no effect on victimization.(1)
* Individuals with some years of college or with a college degree appear to be more vulnerable than those with
    other levels of education.(1)
* The young are more likely to be the object of an attempted fraud and to lose money or property when it succeeds.(1)
* Monetary losses from fraud exceeds $40 billion annually.(1)
* In 1991, one-third of 1,246 people interviewed acknowledged a fraud attempt against them within the previous
   12 months.  Forty-eight percent admitted that the attempt was successful.(1) 
* Attempts to defraud are more likely to succeed if the con artist is not a stranger to the victim, if the contact
    is made in person, if the prospective victim had not heard of the particular type of fraud and if the victim has
    made no attempt to investigate before responding.(1)
* A 1995 study of fraud victims prepared by the National Institute of Justice concluded that "Since victims who
    contact the authorities meet with little response, this suggests that they may merit more attention than they now
* Frank Abagnale, the former master forger who is the subject of the 2003 movie, "Catch Me If You Can,"
    warns victims on his Web site http://www.abagnale.com/ "that punishment for fraud and recovery of
    stolen funds are so rare, prevention is the only viable course of action."

* 2/29/2008 - One in Every 100 Americans is now in jail.  The rising prison population is taking its toll on some state budgets.
* 2006 - Violent Crime Still on the Rise in First Half of 2006  Based on statistics for all of 2005, violent crime rose
       2.2 percent nationally the first increase since 2001. From megapolises to small cities, violent crime rose 3.7 percent between
      January and June compared to the first six months of 2005.   

Murders rose by 1.4 percent, felony assaults by 1.2 percent and robberies by a whopping 9.7 percent in 2006, compared 
       to the first six months of 2005. The number of rapes decreased by less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

       Burglaries increased by 1.2 percent. But car thefts dropped by 2.3 percent and other stealing incidents by 3.8 percent.

       Arsons rose by 6.8 percent.

* 2006 - FBI's Report on National Crime Trends between 2004 and 2005:  Murder and robbery are up nearly 5% - the sharpest 
    increase since 1991.  Assault and rape are up 2.5%.  Medium-sized cities of between 50,000 and 500,000 have seen
    the sharpest increase in violent crime.
* According to information published on the Davidson County, TN Circuit Court Drug Court page, approximately 80% of 
    the 2000 cases heard annually in the county's four criminal courts will involve either drugs or alcohol.  In addition, at least 
    60% of  the people charged in those cases have a chemical dependency problem
* According to San Diego, CA County Sheriff Bill Kolender, as of  Jan. 14, 2005, there were 100,588 outstanding
    arrest-warrants in the county, including 131 for wanted murderers, most of which have been outstanding for more than 10 years. 
*  There are 1,182,772 wanted persons in the NCIC, according to the FBI's most recent statistics. (4/2005)  However, only about 
    20% of all fugitives are listed in the NCIC.
* The number of arrests for fraud in 1999 was approximately  363,800.(4)
* The average time spent in state prisons for first offense fraud convictions in 1999 was 1.58 years.(2)
* The average time spent in state prisons for second offense fraud convictions in 1999 was 1.16 years.(2)
* In 1999, inmates convicted of fraud comprised 4.2% of the state prison populations.(2)
* A 1994 recidivism study of 300,000 inmates released in 15 states revealed that within three years:
       67.5% of the prisoners were rearrested for a new offense;
       46.9% were reconvicted for a new crime;
       25.4% were resentenced to prison for a new crime.(3)
  The highest rearrest rate was for property theft - 73.8.2% .  The rearrest rate for drug convictions was 66.7%.(3)
  On the average, all prisoners were released after serving only 35% of their sentence.(3)


(1) These statistics are the result of a 1991 nationwide telephone survey of 1,246 people conducted by the
      National Institute of Justice.  This information is published on the National Criminal Justice Reference Service
      Web site at :http://www.ncjrs.org/
(2) U.S. Department of Justice statistics published on their Web site:  http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dtdata.htm#corrections
(3) U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Statistics: Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 1994, published on
     their Web site: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/welcome.html
(4) FBI Uniform Crime Report : http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm
(5) The Federal Trade Commission Report, 1/04
(6) Wired Magazine 7/2006, page 48.  Statistics complied by FBI and National White Collar Crime Center