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White Collar Crime Prosecutions Were Up in 2009

Recent statistics show that arrests and prosecutions for white collar crimes have markedly increased in the U.S. as of 2009. For instance, on a month to month basis, white collar crime prosecutions increased by an average of 8.8% in 2009 from the prior year and almost 20% from five years ago.

Two Florida districts were among the federal districts with the largest number of white collar cases per capita, but those were the Southern District and the Northern District. Jacksonville is in the Middle District of Florida. In Federal District Court cases, bank fraud was the most common lead charge. Wire fraud and mail fraud, which can consist of any number allegedly fraudulent activities, were the second and third most common lead charged.