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The Securities and Exchange Commission has awarded more than $175 million to whistleblowers since the inception of the agency’s whistleblower program in 2011.

The whistleblower program was established by Congress to incentivize whistleblowers with specific, timely and credible information about federal securities laws violations to report to the SEC.

Enforcement actions from whistleblower tips have resulted in more
than $1 billion in financial remedies.

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Tips by State

Whistleblower tips submitted from 2011 to 2017

Whistleblower tips have also been submitted by individuals in 114 foreign countries between fiscal years 2011 and 2017. The top five were the United Kingdom (438), Canada (357), China (238), Australia (198), and India (187). This chart includes data from the date the whistleblower rules became effective on August 12, 2011, through the end of fiscal year 2017.