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Securities And Investment Fraud Statistics [infographic]

According to the latest statistics (2019) reported by the United States Sentencing Commission, securities and investment fraud has increased by 13.3% since the fiscal year 2015. This infographic details the facts you need to know.

  • 5,707 federal criminal cases reported to the United States Sentencing Commission were categorized as theft, property destruction, and fraud.
  • 4.4% of federal theft, property destruction, and fraud offenses involved securities and investment fraud.
  • The number of securities and investment fraud offenders are as follows per year:
    • 2015: 218 offenders
    • 2016: 221 offenders
    • 2017: 230 offenders
    • 2018: 213 offenders
    • 2019: 247 offenders
  • Median Loss For Securities and investment fraud offenses: $2,000,000. The highest loss was in 2015 at over $3,000,000.
  • The Southern District of New York was the top for securities and investment fraud offenders.

Source: United States Sentencing Commission

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