Four federal crimes were the most widespread in Mississippi and the rest of the country during 2020. The following is an overview of those crimes and their prevalence throughout that year.
How many criminal cases occurred in 2020?
In 2020, there were 64,565 cases involving federal crimes. The number of these offenses increased by 11,973 from the prior year of 2019. The number of people who were sentenced for committing the crimes was remarkably high: It was the largest number since 2011.
What federal crimes were the most widespread in 2020?
Making the very top of the list is immigration-related crimes at 41.1% of all federal crimes taking place in 2020. However, the number of immigration offenses decreased slightly from 2019.
Drug offenses were the second most common in 2020, making up 26.1% of federal crimes. Firearms, which occurred at a rate of 11.7%, took the third spot.
Fraud crimes, which include theft and embezzlement, ranked fourth on the list and made up 7.5% of the total federal crimes that occurred in 2020. While crimes involving fraud are prevalent every year, they saw a 24.5% decrease in 2020 compared with 2019. This also made up the largest decrease in any federal crimes that occurred last year.
Who committed these crimes?
It was determined that men committed the majority of federal crimes in 2020. They made up 87.7% of all offenders. Women who faced charges for crimes that year were mostly involved in drug offenses.
Federal crimes are among the most serious charges you can face. Due to the harsh penalties that can come from a conviction, you need to protect your rights.