Annual Reports of the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program, 1990-1994 [zip]

>>> The Justice Department controls the federal government's program of asset forfeiture, that is, seizing the money and property of individuals and organizations who have gotten them through criminal activity (or, in the case of "civil forfeiture," are merely suspected of criminal activity). Among the agencies taking part in this program are the FBI, DEA, ATF, IRS, US Marshals, Secret Service, US Postal Inspection Service, and the Park Police.

These annual reports from the first half of the 1990s give all kinds of statistics, charts, and narratives about the program. For years, they resided at this archive section on the DOJ's website. Now they're gone, so I've reposted them above in a zip file.

It's not clear whether the Justice Dept still creates these reports. For the past ten years, they have posted annual "reports to Congress" that consist entirely of statistical tables (which is great but lacks the narratives and je ne sais quoi of the reports above).

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