Data: FBI Investigations Vary Widely by Region

New, from TRAC:

The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during FY 2014 the government reported 10,979 federal criminal convictions resulting from cases referred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The most common category of offense was narcotics/drugs, accounting for nearly one out of four (23.8%) convictions during FY 2014. The white collar crime category was a close second, accounting for 21.6 percent of all convictions.

No other offense type comprised more than 5 percent, the level found for weapons offenses. The next most frequent category for federal convictions was official corruption (2.6%). The remaining offenses were quite diverse, ranging from bank robbery to the sexual exploitation of minors. These results for all twelve months of FY 2014 derive from a detailed analysis of case-by-case information from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) under the Freedom of Information Act.