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“ v y t m is ite d, Sur e Re s ul f I nt icat t or de if ion of F s ugit e s Re ce iv Be ne f s ” iv ing it (A-01-9 8-63002) Th e . obj ct e of our re v w w as t de t rm ine w h e t e r th e Social curit e iv ie o e h Se y Adm inis trat ion is re ce iv alav l e com put rize d f ing l ai abl e ugit e dat f us e in iv a or com put r m at ing. e ch You m ay w is h t com m e nt on any f o urth e r act ions t e n or cont m pl e d. I ak e at fyou ch oos e t of e r com m e nt , plas e prov t e m w it in t e ne xt 60 days . I o f s e ide h h h fyou w is h t dis cus s t e f o h inal port, plas e calm e or h av your s t f cont re e l e af act Pam e l J. Gardine r, Assist a ant I pe ct Ge ne ral or Audit at (410)9 65-9 700. ns or f ,

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A ct ing I pe ct Ge ne ral
ns or Sur e y Re s ul f I nt icat v t or de if ion of Fugit e s Re ce iv Be ne f s
s iv ing it Th is m anage m e nt adv ory re port pre s e nt t e re s ul of our s ur e y of t e
is s h t s v h 50 St e s , t e D is trict of Col bia, and t e U.S. M ars h al S e r ice t ide nt y
at h um h s v o if f ugit e f e s t at are not curre nty prov d t t e Social curit Adm inis trat iv il h ide o h Se y ion l (SSA ) Th e obj ct e of our re v w w as t de t rm ine w h e t e r SSA is re ce iv al . e iv ie o e h ing l e ugit e dat f us e in com put r m at ing. iv a or e ch av l e com put rize d f ai abl Com put rize d f e ugit e dat f e s , t at are not curre nty prov d t SSA , are iv a il h l ide o av l e and coul be us e d t s us pe nd paym e nt t Re t m e nt Sur iv , and ai abl d o s o ire , v ors D is abily I urance (RSD I it ns )and Supplm e nt Se curit I e al y ncom e (SSI cipie nt . )re s 1 Spe cif l w e f ical y, ound t at 48 St e s , pl t e D is trict of Col bia and t e h at us h um h U.S. M ars h al S e r ice , h av com put rize d f e s w it f s v e e il h ugit e dat and h av s t e d iv a e at an init int re s t in prov ial e iding t is dat t SSA f com put r m at ing. For th e h a o or e ch re m aining t o St e s , one h as e xpre s s e d caut w at ion in it w il s l ingne s s t e nt r int a o e o com put r m at ing agre e m e nt and t e ot e r St e doe s not h av a s t e w ide e ch , h h at e at f ugit e s y s t m be caus e it incl s alf iv e ude l ugit e dat in t e Fe de ral iv a h Bure au of s )Nat ional Crim e I orm at nf ion Ce nt r (NCI e C)W ant d P rs on’ e e I est nv igat ion’ (FBI s f e. il O ur s ur e y of St e f v at ugit e dat s ource s w as t e f t ph as e of our audit w ork . iv a h irs W e w ilcont l inue our w ork by e nt ring int com put r m at ing agre e m e nt w it e o e ch s h approxim at l 10 St e s and m at ing t e ir fugit e f e s w it SSA ’ re cords t e y at ch h iv il h s o de t rm ine w h e t e r SSA is paying be ne f s t f e h it o ugit e s w h o w oul not h av be e n iv d e ide nt ie d t rough SSA ’ curre nt m at ing proce s s . Th e O f ice of t e I pe ct if h s ch f h ns or Ge ne ral (O I ’ s G)O f ice of I e s t ions (O I ilalo coordinat w it Fe de ral f nv igat )w l s e h , St e , and l at ocalaw e nf l orce m e nt aut orit s re garding pot nt crim inal iol ions . h ie e ial v at

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Page 2 - K e nne t S. A pf l h e Th e re s ul of our com put r m at ing of f t s e ch ugit e dat w ilbe de t e d in a s e parat iv a l ail e audit re port. SSA did not h av any f e orm al com m e nt re garding t e inf s h orm at cont ion aine d in t is h re port.

BACKGROUND
SSA is re s pons ibl f im plm e nt e or e ing t e RSD Iand SSIprogram s . RSD Iis d e s igne d h s e h t prov re t m e nt be ne f s t ins ure d indiv o ide ire it o idual w h o h av re ach e d t e m inim um re t m e nt age , s ur iv ’ ne f s t de pe nde nt of ins ure d w age ire v ors be it o s e arne rs in t e e v nt t e f il w age e arne r die s , and t dis abld w age e arne rs h e h am y e o ie ide y and t e ir fam il s . SSIprov s incom e and dis abily cov rage t f h it e o inancial ne e dy l s e indiv idual w h o are age d, bl or dis abld. ind, Tite XV l Iof t e Social curit Act (t e A ct 2 s pe cif l proh ibit SSIbe ne f h Se y h ) ical y s it paym e nt t f s o ugit e s . I t is re gard, s e ct iv n h ion 1611(e )of t e A ct w as am e nde d by h it y iat t e P rs onal s pons ibily and W ork O pportunit Re concil ion A ct of 19 9 6 h e Re (P l L (P .)104-19 3) t proh ibit SSIbe ne f paym e nt f any m ont during ub ic aw .L o it s or h w h ich an indiv idual : (1) fe e ing t av pros e cut is l o oid ion f a crim e w h ich is a or fl e ony; (2)fe e ing t av cus t l o oid ody or conf m e nt af e r conv ion f a crim e ine t ict or w h ich is a f l e ony; (3) v at or iol ing a condit ion of probat ion or parol im pos e d unde r e Fe de ral St e l . or at aw Th e ch ange s m ade t t l XV o ite Iof t e A ct re garding t e s us pe ns ion of be ne f s t h h it o indiv idual w h o fe e t av pros e cut s l o oid ion, or cus t ody, or conf m e nt af e r ine t conv ion h av not be e n s pe cif l adopt d f RSD Ibe ne f s . H ow e v r, ict e ical y e or it e s e ct ion 202(x) (1)of t e A ct proh ibit t e paym e nt of RSD Ibe ne f s t pris one rs . h s h it o Unde r th e RSD Iprogram , SSA cons ide rs indiv idual t cont s o inue t be pris one rs 3 o unt t e y are re las e d from pris on. I il h e ndiv idual w h o e s cape from pris on or fail o s t appe ar f s e nt ncing are s t l or e ilcons ide re d pris one rs and proh ibit d from re ce iv e ing 4 RSD Ibe ne f s . it Curre nty, t e A ct al s SSA t s us pe nd SSIbe ne f paym e nt t f l h l ow o it s o ugit e s iv w ant d f a f l e or e ony, as w e las f parol and probat l or e ion v at iol ions . Fugit e s iv w ant d f a m is d e m e anor are not dire cty addre s s e d by t e A ct H ow e v r, a e or l h . e parol or probat e ion v at iol ion m ay be cl s if d as e it e r a f l or m is d e m e anor. as ie h e ony

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Se ct ion 1611(e ) (A)of t e Social curit Act (1) h Se y .

I ndiv idual w h o h av be e n conv e d of an of e ns e punis h abl by im pris onm e nt f m ore t an 1 ye ar s e ict f e or h (re gardls s of t e act s e nt nce im pos e d) e h ual e . Code of Fe de ral gul ions 20 C.F.R. 404.468(c) Program O pe rat Re at ; ions M anual Syst m , e s e ct ion GN02607.001(C) (a) (1) .
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SCO PE A ND M ETH O D O L GY O
I conduct n ing our re v w , w e cont e d age ncie s in al50 St e s , t e D is trict of ie act l at h Col bia, and t e U.S. M ars h al S e r ice t ide nt y com put rize d f e s cont um h s v o if e il aining f ugit e inf iv orm at ion and t e xpl t e pos s ibily of com put r m at ing. W h e n o ore h it e ch cont ing of icial in e ach St e , w e de t rm ine d w h e t e r fugit e dat f e s w e re : act f s at e h iv a il e orm at com pris e d of ; ce ntral d f th e e nt St e ; ail e in com put rize d f ize or ire at av abl and e nt re d int t e FBIs NCI W ant d P rs on’ e o h C e e bot f l s and m is d e m e anors ; h e onie ’ s f e . W e alo obt il s aine d t e approxim at num be r of f h e ugit e re cords (if k now n) iv . O ur te lph one s ur e y w as conduct d by our of ice in Bos t e v e f on, M as s ach us e t s , t be t e e n January and M arch 19 9 8. w W e pl t pe rform com put r m at ing w it approxim at l 10 St e s t an o e ch h e y at o: (1)ide nt y f if ugit e s w h o are re ce iv be ne f s ; iv ing it (2)cal at t e s av cul e h ings as s ociat d w it s us pe nding t e ir be ne f s , as w e las docum e nt any ov rpaym e nt ; e h h it l e s , at orce m e nt age ncie s and (3)coordinat w it Fe de ral St e , and l e h ocalaw e nf l re garding pot nt crim inal iol ions . W e w ilis s ue t e re s ul of our com put r e ial v at l h t s e m at ing unde r a s e parat re port once it is com plt d. ch e e e

RESUL O F REVEW TS I
A v abily of St e Fugit e D at ail it at iv a Com put rize d f e ugit e dat w h ich coul be us e d by SSA t s us pe nd paym e nt t iv a, d o s o h idual at s , t e D is trict of St e h RSD Iand SSIre cipie nt , is av l e from t e indiv s ai abl Col bia, and t e U.S. M ars h al S e r ice . Spe cif l w e f um h s v ical y, ound t at h : • Forty-e igh t St e s , pl t e D is trict of Col bia and t e U.S. M ars h al at us h um h s Se r ice , h av com put rize d f e s w it f v e e il h ugit e dat t at are not curre nty iv a h l prov d t SSA . Th e indiv ide o idual e int r ie w e d in e ach of t e s e St e s w e v h at init l e xpre s s e d an int re s t in e nt ring int a com put r m at ing ial y e e o e ch agre e m e nt w it SSA . H ow e v r, t e indiv h e h idual e r ie w e d m ay not be t e int v h s am e of icial h o w oul be re q uire d t s ign s uch an agre e m e nt I t e ne xt f w d o . n h ph as e of our audit w e w ilre q ue s t t at 10 St e s act l s ign and prov , l h at ual y ide f ugit e dat unde r com put r m at ing agre e m e nt . iv a e ch s • M is s ouri h as a com put rize d f e ugit e f e , but h as e xpre s s e d caut iv il ion in it s w il l ingne s s t e nt r int a com put r m at ing agre e m e nt Th is St e is o e o e ch . at

Page 4 - K e nne t S. A pf l h e curre nty at an im pas s e w it anot e r Fe de ral ncy ov r th e int rpre t ion l h h age e e at of t e l on s h aring inf h aw orm at ion re garding a s im il com put r m at ar e ch pe rtaining t t e Food St p program . o h am • K ans as doe s not h av a s e parat s t e w ide f e e at ugit e s y s t m be caus e alof iv e l it dat is e nt re d int NCI s a e o C. • Th irty-t o of t e 52 age ncie s cont e d w e re abl t prov t e w h act e o ide h approxim at num be r of re cords in t e ir fugit e f e s . Th e num be r of re cords e h iv il range d from 2,300 f 1 St e t ov r 2 m il re cords f anot e r St e . or at o e l ion or h at Th e s e f e s incl indiv il ude idual w ant d f fe l and/ m is d e m e anor s e or ony or ch arge s . • O ne St e inf at orm e d us t at a m is d e m e anor w arrant is is s ue d if a pe rs on h doe s not appe ar in court on a f l ch arge . I t is St e , e v n t ough t e e ony n h at e h h original arge is a f l ch e ony, t e pe rs on w oul be w ant d on a m is d e m e anor h d e w arrant f fail t appe ar in court and/ cont m pt of court. O n t e or ing o or e h St e ’ com put rize d w arrant s y s t m , t e original e l ch arge w oul not at s e e h f ony d be s h ow n. Th e l e nf aw orce m e nt age ncy t at e nt re d t e dat int t e h e h a o h s y s t m , h ow e v r, w oul h av t is inf e e d e h orm at ion. • Fiv St e s are in t e proce s s of updat e at h ing t e ir fugit e inf h iv orm at ion s y s t m s e and w oul pre f r to de l com put r m at ing unt t e ch ange s are d e ay e ch il h com plt d. e e • Six St e s w h ich e xpre s s e d an init int re s t in com put r m at ing at ial e e ch indicat d t at t e y norm al onl re las e t e ir dat t ot e r l e nf e h h l y aw orce m e nt y e h a o h or crim inalus t age ncie s . j ice Se e A ppe ndix A f de t e d s ur e y re s ul . or ail v t s Fe de ral Source s of Fugit e I orm at iv nf ion SSA and O I O Iare in t e proce s s of w ork ing t ide nt y f G/ h o if ugit e s t rough t e us e iv h h of t e FBIs NCI W ant d P rs on’ f e . Th is f e cont h ’ C e e s il il ains w arrant inf orm at ion, s uppl d from Fe de ral ie and St e l e nf at aw orce m e nt age ncie s , f indiv or idual w h o s h av act e f l and s e rious m is d e m e anor w arrant . H ow e v r, our te lph one e iv e ony s e e s ur e y re v ald t at St e f v e e h at ugit e f e s cont inf iv il ain orm at ion not incl d in NCI s ude C’ W ant d Pe rs on’ f e . Th e m aj y of St e s indicat d t at t e y m aint dat on e s il orit at e h h ain a indiv idual w ant d on f l and m is d e m e anor w arrant w h ich are not e nt re d s e e ony s e int NCI o C.

Page 5 - K e nne t S. A pf l h e A s of Fe bruary 3, 19 9 8, NCI s W ant d Pe rs on’ f e cont C’ e s il aine d 448,154 re cords in t e Unit d St e s and t e D is trict of Col bia. Th is is onl a portion of t e h e at h um y h f ugit e s from j t . O f t e 52 age ncie s s ur e ye d, 32 age ncie s w e re abl t iv us ice h v e o prov t e approxim at num be r of indiv ide h e idual w ant d on out t s e s anding w arrant . s Th is dat t ald ov r 5.9 m il re cords , but cont a ot e e l ion ains bot f l s and h e onie m is d e m e anors , s ince m any St e s coul not e as il prov a s e parat count at d y ide e incl uding onl f y ugit e s w ant d f fe l s . Unde r P. L 104-19 3, SSA can onl iv e or onie . y s us pe nd SSIbe ne f s t f it o ugit e s w ant d f fe l ch arge s . H e nce , SSA is onl iv e or ony y int re s t d in f e e ugit e f e s from l e nf iv il aw orce m e nt age ncie s f fe l ch arge s . or ony Se v n St e s indicat d t at alor m os t of t e ir fugit e dat pe rtaining t f l e at e h l h iv a o e ony y w arrant is e nt re d int NCI H ow e v r, m any St e s indicat d t at onl a s e o C. e at e h portion of t e ir w arrant are e nt re d int t e NCI s y s t m , and nine St e s h s e o h C e at s e gre gat t e ir fugit e f e s (w it bot f l and m is d e m e anor inf e h iv il orm at ion) t o h h e ony cont onl dat t at is not incl d in NCI s W ant d P rs on’ f e . For ain y a h ude C’ e e s il e xam pl, 1 St e h as a f e at ugit e f e t at cont iv il h ains b e t e e n 300,000 and w 500,000 re cords f indiv or idual w ant d on bot f l and m is d e m e anor w arrant s s e h e ony w h ich are not incl d in NCI s f e . Th is St e re ce nty conduct d a m at w it ude C’ il at l e ch h t e St e ’ W e l h at s f are D e partm e nt w h ich re s ul d in 20,000 m at e s . O f t e t e ch h 20,000, 2,800 w e re v e nt f l and as s igne d t t e St e ’ V e nt Fugit e iol e ons o h at s iol iv A rre s t Sq uad; and 600 of t e 2,800 v e nt f h iol ugit e s w e re appre h e nde d. iv NCI m ade a pol ch ange e f e ct e M ay 19 9 8 t acce pt f l w arrant w it out C icy f iv o e ony s h 5 an e xtradit ion re q uire m e nt Th is pol appl s t f l w arrant onl . icy ie o e ony s y. Nonf l w arrant s t l q uire an indicat e ony s ilre ion t at t e originat age ncy w il h h ing l e xtradit . M os t St e s indicat d, at t e t e of our s ur e y, t at t e y us ual onl e at e h im v h h l y y s ubm it e xtradit e f l w arrant t NCI (as oppos e d t none xtradit e f l abl e ony s o C o abl e ony or m is d e m e anor w arrant ) O nl one St e inf s . y at orm e d us t at it doe s not h av it h e s ow n w ant d pe rs on’ f e , but ins t ad incl s alof it w arrant in NCI s f e . e s il e ude l s s C’ il Th e ot e r St e s and t e D is trict of Col bia e ach m aint t e ir ow n w ant d h at h um ain h e pe rs on’ f e s , w h ich incl w arrant inf s il ude orm at ion t at is not incl d in NCI To h ude C. il trat , 1 St e h as 13,9 27 f l us e at ugit e re cords and e s t at s t at be t e e n 10 and iv im e h w 25 pe rce nt of t e s e re cords (e .g., be t e e n 1,39 3 and 3,482)inv v f l h w ole e ony y s ch arge s . H ow e v r, t e St e indicat d t at onl 700 of it re cords w e re alo e h at e h s e nt re d int NCI e o C. O t e r SSA I iat e s h nit iv

A n e xtradit e w arrant is us e d in t e s urre nde r of a f abl h ugit e from j t by one St e or aut orit t iv us ice at h y o anot e r; h and a none xtradit e w arrant is us e d w h e n a St e is not w il or abl t re trie v a f abl ing at l e o e ugit e iv l e d in anot e r St e . ocat h at

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Page 6 - K e nne t S. A pf l h e I addit n ion t purs uing a com put r m at w it NCI s W ant d P rs on’ f e , SSA o e ch h C’ e e s il and O I s O Ih av alo init e d a j G’ e s iat oint proj ct w it St e l e nf e h at aw orce m e nt age ncie s . Th is Fugit e Fe l Proj ct incl s cont ing St e l e nf iv orce m e nt on e ude act at aw of icial t al f re f rral f f s o l ow or e of ugit e f l t O Iinv s t ors . W h e n a re f rral iv e ons o e igat e is m ade from a l e nf aw orce m e nt age ncy, O Is t f q ue ry SSA’ re cords t af s o de t rm ine w h e t e r th e f e h ugit e f l is re ce iv SSIbe ne f s . I t e f iv e on ing it f h ugit e is iv f ound t be re ce iv SSIbe ne f s , t e O Iinv s t o ing it h e igat w ilcoordinat w it t e l or l e h h aw e nf orce m e nt age ncy t conf o irm t e de t s of t e w arrant and at e m pt t h ail h t o appre h e nd t e f h ugit e .6 Th e inv s t iv e igat ors w ilalo not y SSA f l of ice l s if ie d f pe rs onne l about t e cas e s o t at appropriat adm inis trat e act h h e iv ion can be t e n. ak Th is j oint proj ct be t e e n SSA and O I s O Icurre nty re l s on pape r re f rral e w G’ s l ie e aw orce m e nt age ncie s and re q uire s m anual ue rying of SSA ’ b e ne f q from l e nf s it re cords . W h il t is proj ct h as h e l d SSA t ide nt y f pe o if ugit e s re ce iv SSI iv ing e h e be ne f s , com put r m at ing on a rout bas is w it St e l e nf it e ch ine h at aw orce m e nt age ncie s s h oul ide nt y addit d if ional ugit e s re ce iv SSIbe ne f s in a m ore cos t f iv ing it e f e ct e m anne r. f iv

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Bas e d on our s ur e y of St e f v at ugit e dat s ource s , SSA ’ pl iv a s anne d m at w it ch h NCI s W ant d Pe rs on’ f e and it ongoing Fugit e Fe l Proj ct m ay not C’ s il on e e s iv ide nt y alf if l ugit e s re ce iv SSIbe ne f s . As a re s ul w e w ilproce e d w it iv ing it t , l h f urth e r audit w ork t de t rm ine w h e t e r addit o e h ional ugit e f l w oul be f iv e ons d ide nt ie d t rough com put r m at e s w it St e l e nf if h e ch h at aw orce m e nt age ncie s . Spe cif l w e w il (1)s e cure com put r m at ing agre e m e nt w it 10 St e s ; ical : e ch s h at y, l (2)obt f ain ugit e f e s from t os e 10 St e s ; iv il h at and (3)ide nt y t os e f if h ugit e f l iv e ons re ce iv SSIbe ne f s w h o w oul not be ide nt ie d t rough SSA ’ pl ing it d if h s anne d m at ch w it NCI s W ant d P rs on’ f e . h C’ e e s il

Jam e s G. H us e , Jr.

To e ns ure t e s e curit of SSA em pl e s , O I s O Iw ilcoordinat w it l e nf h y oye G’ l e h aw orce m e nt age ncie s t av o oid t e appre h e ns ion of f h ugit e s at SSA of ice s . iv f

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State and O rganization Contacte d Al abam a Crim inal t Jus ice I orm at Ce nt r nf ion e A l k a D e partm e nt of as Publ Saf t ic e y A rizona D e partm e nt of Publ Saf t ic e y A rk ans as Crim inal I orm at Ce nt r nf ion e Calornia D e partm e nt if of Jus t and t e L ice h os A nge ls Count e y Sh e rif s D e partm e nt f Col orado D e partm e nt of P ic Saf t s ubl e y’ Bure au of I e s t nv igat ion Conne ct icut St e at Pol ice D e l are Crim inal aw Jus t D iv ion ice is D is trict of Col bia um M e tropolan Pol it ice D e partm e nt Fl orida D e partm e nt of L Enf aw orce m e nt s ’ O f ice of St e w ide f at I e l nce nt l ige Ge orgia Bure au of I est nv igat ion I State s I re s te d in nte Com pute r M atch ing? Ye s Ye s Ye s Ye s (k ) 100,000 0% (a) A pproxim ate Num be r of Re cords (I now n) fK 9 0,000 Portion of Re cords on NCI C (I now n) fK Fe l s onie and/ or M is d e m e anors in Fil e fl s & e onie m aj or m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors 20% fl s & e onie m is de m e anors m os ty l m is de m e anors (c) fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

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14,000

Ye s

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

Ye s

A -1

State and O rganization Contacte d H aw aii D e partm e nt of Publ Saf t ic e y I o Pol Se r ice s dah ice v D iv ion’ Crim inal is s I est nv igat Bure au ion Il l inois St e Pol at ice I ndiana St e Pol at ice I a D e partm e nt of ow Publ Saf t ic e y K ans as Bure au of I est nv igat ion K e nt y D e partm e nt uck of Corre ct ions L ouis iana St e Pol at ice M aine St e Pol at ice M aryl and Bal ore Count t im y Pol D e partm e nt ice M as s ach us e t s t St e Pol at ice M ich igan St e Pol at ice M inne s ot Bure au of a Crim inal ppre h e ns ion A M is s is s ippi D e partm e nt of P l ub ic Saf t s Crim inal e y’ I est nv igat ion Se r ice v M is s ouri D e partm e nt of P l ub ic Saf t s Crim inal e y’ Re cords Ce nt r e M ont ana Crim inal Jus t D e partm e nt ice

I State s I re s te d in nte Com pute r M atch ing? Ye s

A pproxim ate Num be r of Re cords (I now n) fK s e v ral h ous and e t

Portion of Re cords on NCI C (I now n) fK

Ye s Ye s Ye s Ye s (k ) No(d) Ye s Ye s (e ) Ye s

19 ,000

Fe l s onie and/ or M is d e m e anors in Fil e fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

in e xce s s of 100,000 35,000-37,000

10%

Ye s (e ) Ye s Ye s Ye s

131,000-141,000 300,000-500,000 400,000 10,000 0% (a)

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

Ye s (e )

No(f)

m is de m e anors (c)

Ye s

13,9 27(g)

5%

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

A -2

State and O rganization Contacte d Ne bras k a St e Patrol at Ne v ada St e H igh w ay Patrol at ’ s Re cords & I nt icat de if ion Se r ice s v Bure au Ne w H am ps h ire St e Pol at ice Ne w Je rs e y D e partm e nt of L & aw Publ Saf t s ic e y’ D iv ion of St e Pol is at ice Ne w M e xico D e partm e nt of P l ub ic Saf t s Crim e e y’ I orm at Ce nt r nf ion e Ne w York Ne w York Cit Pol y ice D e partm e nt and t e h Ne w York St e at Crim inal t Jus ice D e partm e nt North Carol ina St e Bure au of at I est nv igat ions North D ak ot a Bure au of Crim inal I est nv igat ion O h io Buck e ye Sh e rif ’ fs A s s ociat ion O k l om a(h ) ah v arious Count y Sh e rif s D e partm e nt f s and t e St e Bure au h at of I e s t nv igat ion O re gon St e at D e partm e nt of P l o ice

I State s I re s te d in nte Com pute r M atch ing? Ye s

A pproxim ate Num be r of Re cords (I now n) fK

Portion of Re cords on NCI C (I now n) fK

Fe l s onie and/ or M is d e m e anors in Fil e m os ty l m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

Ye s

60,000

0% (a)

Ye s Ye s

5,000 26,000

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors h igh m is de m e anors & m is de m e anors 0% (a) fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

Ye s

40,000

Ye s

1,069 ,000

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

Ye s (e )

6,300

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors m os ty l m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

Ye s

13,300

0%

(a)

Ye s

117,000

Ye s

m ore t an h 13,024

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

Ye s

50,000-70,000

10% - 20%

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

A -3

State and O rganization Contacte d Pe nns y lania v St e Pol and t e at ice h Ph il l ia Bure au of ade ph Crim inalde nt icat I if ion Rh ode I l s and Fugit e Tas k Force iv Sout Carol h ina St e L at aw Enf orce m e nt D iv ion is Sout D ak ot h a D iv ion of Crim inal is I est nv igat ion Te nne s s e e Bure au of I e s t nv igat ion Te xas D e partm e nt of P l ub ic Saf t s Te xas Crim e e y’ I orm at Ce nt r nf ion e Ut ah D e partm e nt of P l ub ic Saf t s Bure au of e y’ Crim inalde nt icat I if ion V rm ont e D e partm e nt of P l ub ic Saf t s R e m ot Crim e e y’ e I orm at Ce nt r nf ion e V irginia St e Pol at ice W as h ingt on St e Patrol Crim e at ’ s Re cords D iv ion is W e s tV irginia Crim inalde nt icat I if ion Bure au W is cons in D e partm e nt of Jus t ’ Crim e ice s I orm at Bure au nf ion

I State s I re s te d in nte Com pute r M atch ing? Ye s

A pproxim ate Num be r of Re cords (I now n) fK 148,000(i)

Portion of Re cords on NCI C (I now n) fK 0% (a)

Fe l s onie and/ or M is d e m e anors in Fil e fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

Ye s Ye s (k ) 2,300 0% (a)

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors m os ty l m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

Ye s Ye s

20,000

0% (a) 0% (a)

Ye s

174,000

29 %

Ye s (k )

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

Ye s

5,000

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors fl s & e onie m is de m e anors f l s and e onie m is de m e anors

Ye s

Ye s (k )

530,000

Ye s

(k )

Ye s (e )

148,000

4%

fl s & e onie m is de m e anors

A -4

State and O rganization Contacte d W yom ing D iv ion of Crim inal is I est nv igat ion Unit d St e s M ars h al e at s Se r ice v TO TA L S

I State s I re s te d in nte Com pute r M atch ing? Ye s

A pproxim ate Num be r of Re cords (I now n) fK

Portion of Re cords on NCI C (I now n) fK

Fe l s onie and/ or M is d e m e anors in Fil e m is de m e anors

Ye s 50 Ye s 2 No

22,000

100%

fl s e onie

5,9 61,851(j)

Not s e (a) None of t e re cords in t e St e ’ f e are incl d in t e Nat h h at s il ude h ional Crim e I orm at Ce nt r nf ion e s il (NCI C)W ant d Pe rs on’ f e . e (b) Calornia D e partm e nt of Jus t f e cont ains approxim at l 700,000 re cords , of w h ich e y if ice il e y e 25 pe rce nt (or 175,000)are on NCI L A nge ls Count h as a s e parat m is de m e anor fil C. os e l t at cont h ains approxim at l 1.4 m il re cords . e y ion e ains f l s , but alf l s are alo incl d in NCI Th e re f , t e onl addit e onie y ional (c) Fil cont l e onie s ude C. ore h dat t be obt a o aine d from a m at w it t e St e w ilbe f ch h h at l ugit e s w ant d on m is de m e anor iv e ch arge s . (d) A lw arrant are e nt re d int NCI Th e re is no s e parat s t e w ide s y s t m in K ans as . l s e o C. e at e (e ) St e is in t e proce s s of ch anging it f at h s ugit e dat s y s t m . St e w oul pre f r to de l iv a e at d e ay e e e e com put r m at ing unt it s y s t m ch ange s are com plt d. Proj ct d com plt dat s are : e ch il s e e ion e and L ouis iana - M arch 19 9 8, M aryl - s um m e r 19 9 8, M is s is s ippi and North Carol - a ye ar or ina t o from our init cont w ial act in January t rough M arch 19 9 8, W is cons in - M ay 19 9 8. h (f M is s ouri h as a ce ntral d com put rize d w arrant s y s t m , but h as e xpre s s e d caut ov r ) ize e e ion e orm at ion. Th e St e is at com put r m at ing due t it int rpre t ion of t e l on s h aring of inf e ch o s e at h aw ar ch or am at an im pas s e w it anot e r Fe de ral ncy ov r a s im il m at ing program f Food St ps . h h age e Fil cont h e l e onie s e o C. e ains bot f l s and m is de m e anors ; ow e v r, alf l s are alo e nt re d int NCI h e onie (g) M ont ana e s t at s t at be t e e n 10 and 25 pe rce nt of re cords are f l s . im e h w e onie ah e ize ugit e f e . Each count h as it ow n inf iv il (h ) O k l om a doe s not h av a ce ntral d f y s orm at ion. Som e e h e count s h av com put rize d dat w h il ot e rs h av pape r re cords . ie e e a s (i) Th e num be r of re cords in t e s t e w ide f h at ugit e f e , w h ich onl incl s f l w arrant , w as iv il y ude e ony not k now n. H ow e v r, t e St e ’ f e doe s not incl Ph il l ia, Pe nns y lania. Ph il l ia e h at s il ude ade ph v ade ph ains 148,000 f l and m is de m e anor re cords . e ony h as a s e parat f e ugit e f e t at cont iv il h (j To be cons e r at e , if a St e prov d a range of re cords (e .g., be t e e n 300,000 and ) v iv at ide w h ot f lh 500,000) w e us e d t e l e nd of t e range (e .g., 300,000)in cal at t e t al or alt e , h ow cul ing h s ude h at al ic St e s . A lo, w e did not incl t e St e of H aw aii in our tot s ince a s pe cif num be r of at re cords w as not prov d. ide (k ) St e e xpre s s e d int re s t in com put r m at ing, but indicat d t at it norm al onl re las e s it at e e ch e h l y y e s aw orce m e nt or crim inalus t age ncie s . j ice dat t ot e r l e nf a o h

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O f ice of t e I pe ct Ge ne ral f h ns or Roge r Norm and, D ire ct North e rn Program Audit D iv ion
or, is Rona Rus it gian, D e put D ire ct y or
D av M azzol
Audit id a, or Judit O l e ira, Audit h iv or For addit ional copie s of t is re port, plas e cont h e act t e O f ice of t e I pe ct h f h ns or Ge ne ral P l A f airs Spe cial t at (410)9 66-9 135. Re f r to Com m on ’ ub ic f s is e I nt icat de if ion Num be r A -01-9 8-63002.

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