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Rankings Press Release

July 20, 2012

The United States Attorney, Kenyen R. Brown is pleased to announce the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama has been noted as one of the most prolific federal prosecuting offices in the country, in that it secured a spot in the top ten ranking of districts that registered the largest number of convictions per capita. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama ranked number seven in a field of ninety four other districts. This office ranked forty ninth one year ago and sixty first five years ago. In April 2012 the Justice Department said the government obtained 2417.1 convictions for every ten million people in the United States. United States Attorney Kenyen Brown stated, “The high ranking my office was able to achieve is due in no small part to the significant partnerships we have been able to forge with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, as well as our local prosecuting offices. Moreover, the professionalism, collaboration and positive camaraderie that exists between all levels of law enforcement in the Southern District of Alabama is unparalleled anywhere else in the country. I want to thank all levels of law enforcement in this district for their unswerving commitment to protect our communities. My office looks forward to further advancing law enforcement partnerships and objectives so that we can all continue to call the communities of the Southern District of Alabama wonderful places to live, work and raise our families.”

Judicial DistrictPercapitaCountRank1yr ago5yrs ago
Cal, S18,704502144
N Mexico12,838215255
Texas, W11,078566321
S Dokota8,7155955148
Texas, S6,720471612
Ala, S6,1074274961
Ill, S5,08754107267

Table 3: Top 10 districts (per ten million people)

Recent entrants to the top 10 list were Southern District of Alabama (Mobile), now ranked 7th , and Wyoming at 8th In the same order, these districts ranked 49th and 50th one year ago and 61st and 65th five years ago.

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