In 2013, inspectors general from 78 government offices processed a stunning 619,460 complaints that came in through their hotlines.
That’s 1,697 per day.
In the same year, IGs claimed 19,000 indictments or criminal investigations, “successful” prosecutions, and suspensions or debarments, according to the annual report by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE).
Interestingly, in 1995, there were considerably fewer take-downs. CIGIE’s report for that year indicates there were 8,273 “successful” prosecutions, debarments, exclusions and suspensions of people or firms doing business with the federal government.