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Facts & Figures

$ 0 m

Balance of Investor Protection Fund From Which Awards Are Paid (as of FY2020)

$ 0 m

SEC Whistleblower Awards Paid to Date

0

Number of SEC whistleblower submissions in FY2020

Largest SEC Whistleblower Award
More than $110 million

Successful SEC Whistleblowers...

that are foreign nationals: Over 48%
that were insiders: 68%
that reported their concerns internally: Approximately 84%
that reported anonymously: Almost 25%
that filed jointly: Approximately 19%

Whistleblower Tips Received by the SEC

Year / Amount % increase over prior year
2014 3,620
2015 3,923
8.4%
2016 4,218
7.5%
2017 4,484
6.3%
2018 5,282
17.8%
2019 5,212
-1.3%
2020 6,911
32.6%
113%

Since the beginning of the program, the number of whistleblower tips received has grown by approximately 74%.

48%

In 2020, almost half of awards paid have been to foreign sources.

Whistleblower Tips by Allegation Type

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Tips Received / Fiscal year
% of Total Whistleblower Tips/Fiscal Year
2017
0
0%
2018
0
0%
2019
0
0%
2020
0
0%
Total: 0
Average: 0%

Whistleblower Tips Received by Geographic Location U.S. and its Territories

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AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC
California

1.8%

of total population
FY2012
300
Total: 2,559 Avg/Year: 511.8
Total: 2,559 Avg/Year: 511.8

Top Whistleblower Tips Received International

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UK
Canada
Australia
China
India
  • 0
    2015
  • 0
    2016
  • 0
    2017
  • 0
    2018
  • 0
    2019
  • 0
    2020

[ Fiscal Year ]

Whistleblower Tips Received by Country International

*ALL STATISTICS CURRENT AS OF NOVEMBER 2020 UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

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