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SEC Whistleblower Program

Facts & Figures

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Balance of Investor Protection Fund From Which Awards Are Paid (as of FY2021)

$ 0 b+

SEC Whistleblower Awards Paid (As of FY2021)

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Number of SEC whistleblower submissions in FY2021

Largest SEC Whistleblower Award
is $114 million

Successful SEC Whistleblowers in FY2021

that are foreign nationals: 20%
that were insiders: 60%
that reported their concerns internally: 75%
that reported anonymously: Approximately 25%
that filed jointly: Approximately 20%

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%
2021
12,200 / 76.5%
300%

Since the beginning of the program, the number of whistleblower tips received has grown by approximately 300%.

99

In 2021, the Commission received tips from individuals in 99 foreign countries.

Whistleblower Tips by Allegation Type

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Tips Received / Fiscal year
% of Total Whistleblower Tips/Fiscal Year
2018
0
0%
2019
0
0%
2020
0
0%
2021
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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Canada
China
UK
India
Australia
  • 0
    2016
  • 0
    2017
  • 0
    2018
  • 0
    2019
  • 0
    2020
  • 0
    2021

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Whistleblower Tips Received by Country International

*ALL STATISTICS CURRENT AS OF FY2021 UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

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Awards Granted

Awards Denied
Named one of the top whistleblower practices/attorneys in the country by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and The New Yorker
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