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Title III Wiretap Orders - Stats

Title III Electronic Surveillance 1968-2012

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Year
Total
Authorized
Federal
State
Total
Denied
1968 174 0 174 0
1969 301 33 268 2
1970 596 182 414 0
1971 816 285 531 0
1972 855 206 649 5
1973 864 130 734 2
1974 728 121 607 3
1975 701 108 593 3
1976 686 137 549 2
1977 626 77 549 0
1978 570 81 489 2
1979 553 87 466 0
1980 564 81 483 2
1981 589 106 483 0
1982 578 130 448 0
1983 648 208 440 0
1984 801 289 512 1
1985 784 243 541 2
1988 738 293 445 2
1989 763 310 453 0
1990 872 324 548 0
1991 856 356 500 0
     
Year
Total
Authorized
Federal
State
Total
Denied
1992 919 340 579 0
1993 976 450 526 0
1994 1154 554 600 0
1995 1058 532 526 0
1996 1149 581 568 1
1997 1186 569 617 0
1998 1329 566 763 2
1999 1350 601 749 0
2000 1190 479 711 0
2001 1491 486 1005 0
2002 1358 497 861 1
2003 1442 578 864 0
2004 1710 730 980 0
2005 1773 625 1148 1
2006 1839 461 1,378 0
2007 2208 457 1,751 0
2008 1891 386 1505 0
2009 2376 663 1713 0
2010 3194 1207 1987 1
2011 2732 792 1940 2
2012 3395 1354 2041 2
TOTAL 50383 16695 33688 36

(Source: Administrative Office of the US Courts, See http://www.uscourts.gov/Statistics/WiretapReports.aspx for 1997-2012 wiretap reports)