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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 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013

Investigations Initiated

266 305 309

Prosecution Recommendations

238 261 281


224 230 233


204 183 186

Incarceration Rate*  

80.4% 86.3% 78.0%

Average Months to Serve

27 28 27

*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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