An end-of-year statistical report released by the Department of Justice shows US Marshals apprehended exactly 84,247 fugitives in 2021. There have been many different arrests made, for several different types of crimes, all resulting in the current stats documented by the department. Without comparison, there’s no analyzing what the trend has been with respect to previous years or making an estimate for upcoming years.
Approximately, 6000 out of those 84,000 arrested by US Marshals are all murder suspects, with many apprehended while on the run. The data released by the Department of Justice on Monday claims what the agency is capable of. The average of 337 fugitives per day the DoJ claimed apprehending on its working days, is quite much even considering the population. The total operational days for the agency come out to be 250.
“The outstanding work this year by the U.S. Marshals Service exemplifies that the Department of Justice has no higher priority than keeping our communities safe,” said Lisa O. Monaco, Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice in her remarks. Out of the total fugitives, 27,399 had a federal warrant while 56,848 had a state and/or local warrant.
Continuing General Monaco said, “At a time of unprecedented challenges posed by a global pandemic, the U.S. Marshals continue to deliver on their mission, tracking down and arresting more than 84,000 fugitives. The Department of Justice, through our law enforcement components like the U.S. Marshals Service, will continue to prioritize our efforts to reduce violent crime and keep our neighborhoods safe.”
At the same time, total warrants cleared by the US Marshals are near 99,607, with 64,565 being state and local warrants, and 35,042 being federal warrants. This number almost always exceeds that of the warrants of arrests; therefore, this alone is not a differentiated number in this year alone. So far there has not been a comparison between previous years, with 2021, it might come out eventually to figure out what the stats have been in the previous year. As it is, there could be a stark impact of COVID and a rise in the cost of living caused by the downward economic situation.
“I want to thank the men and women of the U.S. Marshals Service for their continued commitment and dedication to public safety,” Director of the U.S. Marshals Service, Ronald Davis said regarding the officers in the force, adding, “Their steadfast courage and selfless service in bringing fugitives to justice and in protecting our judicial process help to make all of our communities safer and is critical in preserving our democracy.”