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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