Reports information provided by federal and state officials on applications for orders for interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications. Data address offenses under investigation, types and locations of interception devices, and costs and duration of authorized intercepts. Covers 12-month period ending December 31.
This is the annual report to Congress concerning intercepted wire, oral, or electronic communications as required by Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, § 802, Pub. L. No. 90-351 and codified at 18 U.S.C. § 2519. Section 2519(3) requires the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) to report the number of federal and state “applications for orders authorizing or approving the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications pursuant to this chapter and the number of orders and extensions granted or denied pursuant to this chapter during the preceding calendar year,” along with a summary and analysis of data required by § 2519 to be filed with the AO.
This report does not include data on interceptions regulated by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, which the AO is not authorized to collect or report.