Growth in Unlawful Reentry Cases Drives Rise in Federal Crimes

Federal Convictions, 1992-2012

March 18, 2014

Unlawful Reentry Drives Growth

Dramatic growth over the past two decades in the number of offenders sentenced in federal courts has been driven primarily by enforcement of a particular immigration offense—unlawful reentry into the United States—according to an analysis of data from the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) by the Pew Research Center.

Between 1992 and 2012, the number of offenders sentenced in federal courts …read more

Source: Pew Research

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