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Statistical Data - Abusive Return Preparers

How to Interpret Criminal Investigation Data

Since actions on a specific investigation may cross fiscal years, the data shown in cases initiated may not always represent the same universe of cases shown in other actions within the same fiscal year.


FY 2013 FY 2012 FY 2011

Investigations Initiated

309 443 371

Prosecution Recommendations

281 276 233


233 202 176
Convictions 207 178 163


186 172 163

Incarceration Rate*  

78.0% 84.3% 87.1%

Average Months to Serve

27 29 25

*Incarceration includes confinement to federal prison, halfway house, home detention, or some combination thereof.
Data Source: Criminal Investigation Management Information System


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