According to statistics released by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate covering the period from January through August, the procuratorate offices filed over 22,617 corruption cases involving 30,938 people, up 3.6 percent from same period last year. Of those, 7,080 cases resulted from tips that came from the public, while 18,283 cases or 80.8 percent were categorized in what is called the “tigers” category. These involved sizable sums of money and officials with a high rank. The number is up by 5.7 percent from the same period last year. In addition, the statistics also showed that a total of 18,616 smaller cases, or what is called the “flies” category, were being investigated, involving a total of 3.1 trillion (US$510 billion) in embezzled money.
Back in January of 2013, Xi Jinping vowed to launch a campaign to crack down on corruption against "tigers" and "flies" at the same time. Xi insisted that there would be “no exception made when it comes to Party discipline and the law.”
China News, October 18, 2013 http://news.china.com.cn/2013-10/18/content_30329761.htm
China Network TV, January 22, 2013 http://news.cntv.cn/2013/01/22/ARTI1358835841806906.shtml