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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

SU's TRAC Reports Decline in Civil Rights Prosecutions

Civil Rights prosecutions are on the decline, says a new
study by the Syracuse University Transactional Records
Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

According to the TRAC study, FBI Criminal Referrals for
Prosecution Declining, criminal charges were brought in
just 84 cases last year, down from 159 in 1999.
Recommended prosecutions fell from over 3,000 in
1999 to around 1,900 last year.