Criminal Case Filings in Federal Court Drop 3 Percent

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The number of criminal cases filed in federal courts dropped three percent to 77,357 in the year ending last Sept. 30, reports the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. The number of drug crime defendants fell three percent, and the number charged with property offenses, including fraud, declined 13 percent. The largest categories of offenses were drugs 24,638, and immigration, 20,762. Some 2,897 offenses . . .

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