A property owner’s guilt or innocence, as traditionally established in American law by proof beyond a reasonable doubt, is irrelevant when it comes to civil forfeiture.

By the Numbers

The Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act and 28 USC 524 (c) requires that the reports listed below be provided to Congress and made available to the public at the end of each fiscal year. The summary-level reports reflect Asset Forfeiture Program annual statistics including Assets Forfeiture Fund (AFF) expenditures and deposits, as well as Official Use and Equitable Sharing activity.

State or Territory Deposit
Alabama $2,582,938
Alaska $1,180,593
Arizona $4,038,101
California $395,190,230
Colorado $9,392,865
Connecticut $4,898,838
Delaware $0
District of Columbia $163,078,616
Florida $95,600,487
Georgia $165,467,693
Hawaii $1,772,270
Idaho $1,982,215
Illinois $41,586,314
Indiana $4,875,310
Iowa $1,176,981
Kansas $2,668,300
Kentucky $4,612,185
Louisiana $6,392,139
Maine $216,010
Maryland $14,276,776
Massachusetts $110,510,204
Michigan $17,858,158
Minnesota $6,102,893
Mississippi $7,489,193
Missouri $24,647,233
Montana $811,018
Nebraska $2,757,478
Nevada $2,866,280
New Hampshire $1,113,036
New Jersey $21,030,524
New Mexico $6,243,907
New York $306,497,041
North Carolina $22,727,118
North Dakota $8,281
Ohio $17,943,311
Oklahoma $2,429,352
Oregon $2,720,652
Pennsylvania $15,367,190
Rhode Island $502,280
South Carolina $2,623,249
South Dakota $17,443
Tennessee $4,255,266
Texas $60,618,126
Utah $2,534,726
Vermont $400,994
Virginia $12,751,807
Washington $4,887,579
West Virginia $2,446,589
Wisconsin $3,052,255
Wyoming $1,011,525

* These figures represent official accounting transactions. They do not reflect total forfeiture activity for any jurisdiction.

United States Department of Justice