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Statistical Data - Abusive Tax Schemes

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

119 149 166

 Prosecution Recommendations

88 111 140


80 85 86


64 75 95

 Incarceration Rate*   

68.8% 74.7% 76.8%

 Average Months to Serve

31 25 30

*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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