11 Cold Hard Facts About Today's FBI

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The FBI recently released its comprehensive report on the state of the intelligence agency.And with the Secret Service coming under fire, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at one of the country’s most elite agencies.

We found the FBI doesn’t seem too big on diversity, with white men outnumbering black men by 8,558 agents.

White women outnumber black women by 1,914 agents.

But, in a positive for the FBI, the agency does often require its agents to be highly educated.

Congress granted the Bureau a budget of approximately $8 billion during fiscal year 2010.

Source: Today's FBI

That budget supports an organisation that received 21,669 applicants in 2010.

Source: Today's FBI

The intelligence agency employed 33,590 employees as of March, 2010. Of those, 13,514 were special agents and 20,076 were support professionals.

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Of the Bureau's nearly 35,000 employees, 15,135 were women, 8,110 were minorities, and 1,201 were people with disabilities.

Source: Today's FBI

As of March, 2010, the FBI employed 532 Asian special agents, 668 Black special agents, and 996 Hispanic special agents. The number of white special agents clocked in at 11,140.

Source: Today's FBI

The FBI takes those employees' education very seriously. In addition to requiring that applicants be college educated, agents are often required to seek career-enhancing training opportunities. The National Training Plan includes courses for counterterrorism, and cyber investigation, among others.

Source: Today's FBI

Source: Today's FBI

Many employees work in the FBI's 500,000-square-foot Laboratory in Quantico, Va.The facilities houses four floors dedicated to specialised laboratories and offices, as well as a fifth floor-library.

Source: Today's FBI

Through the FBI's work at the Laboratory, CODIS, the Combined DNA Index System, has aided in 109,900 investigations and score more than 107,600 total offender hits.

Source: Today's FBI

The FBI produces daily more than 56 intelligence reports and and processes more than 180,000 fingerprint submissions.

Source: Today's FBI

The agency also identifies more than 650 fugitives daily and handles about 7 million NCIC transactions.

Source: Today's FBI

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