100%Percent of felony warrants that are not extraditable
When local or state police issue a warrant for an alleged suspect, they enter a numeric code into the Wanted Persons File, a national FBI database that indicates how far, if at all, they are willing to travel to collect fugitives. If they won’t cross state lines, the warrant is labeled as non-extradition. USA TODAY obtained a copy of the database, but the FBI did not release the names of the police agencies that were seeking the fugitives, instead identifying them only with codes. Using additional records from the U.S. Justice Department, the New York State Police, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and other state agencies, USA TODAY was able to identify most of the agencies listed and tally the total number of warrants and the number of those labeled non-extradition.