The United States Secret Service has seen an increase in the number of arrests for counterfeit dollars production as the US dealt with the economic recession.
The following is the number of arrests for the fiscal year.
FY-07: 2,205 arrests.
FY-08: 2,493 arrests.
FY-09: 2,946 arrests.
Source: Thomas Olson, “Secret Service: Counterfeiting on the rise,” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, June 6, 2010.