Fiscal Year 2015 ATF Crime and Punishment

Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Crime and Punishment

Fiscal Year 2015 ATF Crime and Punishment

Investigations Initiated in Fiscal Year 2015

  • Arson Investigations: 2,645
  • Explosives Investigations: 978
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Investigations: 26
  • Firearms Investigations: 27,228
  • ATF conducted 30,877 investigations in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015.¬† Of those investigations, 80% involved firearm-related crimes.

Defendants recommended for prosecution in Fiscal Year 2015

  • ATF recommended 12,378 defendants for prosecution in FY 2015.
  • Of those recommended for prosecution, 8,847 were indicted.
  • Of those indicted, 6,160 defendants were convicted. and resulted in 78 life sentences and 5 death sentences.

Cases recommended for prosecution in Fiscal Year 2015

  • ATF recommneded 7,516 cases for prosecution.
  • Of those¬†recommended 5,503 were prosecuted.
  • Of those cases that were prosecuted, 4,031 resulted in conviction.

 

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Last Reviewed April 26, 2018