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Statistical Data - Questionable Refund Investigations

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

495 775 1028

Prosecution Recommendations

514 780 969


594 767 928


669 839 792

Incarceration Rate*   

84.6% 83.6% 85.5%

Average Months to Serve

34 34 37


*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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