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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 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014

 Investigations Initiated

56 68 79

 Prosecution Recommendations

35 58 85


35 51 72


47 77 64

 Incarceration Rate*   

76.6% 67.5% 81.3%

 Average Months to Serve

25 21 24

*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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