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Complaint And Enforcement Statistics

The Commission receives hundreds of thousands of complaints each year alleging violation of the restrictions on obscene, indecent, or profane programming. The chart linked below provides statistical information about these complaints and the Commission's enforcement proceedings.

The chart provides the total number of complaints received each year since 2000, and the total number of complaints received through June 2006. The chart also identifies the number of programs cited by those complaints and categorizes those programs by service -- broadcast television, broadcast radio, and cable/satellite. Finally, the chart provides information about the number and status of the forfeiture proceedings initiated by the Commission for each year since 1993.

See Indecency Complaints and NALs: 1993 - 2006 (Chart).

last reviewed/updated on Thu Jan 14 10:25:10 EST 2010

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