How Are We Doing?
Some Current Statistics
Arrests and Convictions: First Nine Months, 2000 – 2001
- Arrests as a result of Frauds Bureau investigations totaled 376 during the first nine months of 2001, compared with 411 for the same period last year.
- A number of major investigations contributed to the total for the first three quarters of 2001. In August, 55 people were arrested in connection with the largest no-fault fraud ring ever to operate in New York. An arrest sweep in May brought in another seven on charges ranging from workers compensation fraud to employee and claim fraud. In addition, a sweep in Rensselaer County earlier in the year netted 13 arrests.
- The number of criminal convictions obtained by prosecutors in Frauds Bureau cases totaled 145 during the January–September 2001 period, versus 276 for the corresponding period a year ago.
- The Frauds Bureau received more than 19,750 reports of suspected fraud in the first three quarters of 2001, an increase of 8% over the number received during the first three quarters of 2000. About 300 insurers currently participate in the Bureaus electronic reporting system which makes reporting more thorough, accurate and efficient.