The following are statistics compiled by FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, posted recently to their website. The statistics show that investor complaints are down while disciplinary action is at a 5 year high.

Investor Complaints Received by FINRA

In 2007 there were 4,552 complaints received by FINRA.
However, in 2011 there were 2,979 down over 1500 in just four years.

New Disciplinary Actions Filed at FINRA

In 2007 there were 1,177 disciplinary actions filed and in 2011, 1,488, up by over 300.

Formal Actions Resolved

In 2007 there were 1,107 formal actions resolved and in 2011, 1,287, up over 100.

Individuals Suspended

In 2007, there were 288 individuals suspended by FINRA. In 2011, there were 475 up by almost 200.

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