Whitt Kilburn is assistant professor of political science at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. The Arena is a cross-party, cross-discipline forum for intelligent and lively conversation about political and policy issues.
His research and teaching focus on American public opinion and social research methods. Contributors have been selected by POLITICO staff and editors.
How many fugitives have been captured due to public assistance?
One hundred and sixty-one of the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” have been apprehended due to public assistance. It was founded on March 14, 1950, by the FBI in association with the nation’s news media.
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Four hundred and eighty three individuals appearing on the list have been located, 161 of them as a direct result of citizen cooperation.
Has the publicity generated by the program changed over the years?
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This information is based on FBI records and is updated by the Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit, Office of Public Affairs.
The resulting story generated so much publicity and had so much appeal that late FBI Director J.