The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently released its Enforcement Report for 2012. A copy can be found here.
NASAA is an association primarily comprised of state securities regulators. Through the association, its members engage in multi-state enforcement actions and other collaborative activities. NASAA’s Enforcement Section tracks trends in securities fraud and oversees the activities of various Project Groups, including: Internet fraud investigations, oil/gas ventures, Reg D investigations, securities investigation database and enforcement zones.
The Enforcement Report contains a multitude of interesting statistics. According to NASAA: