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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 2. Race and Hispanic origin of felony defendants, by most serious arrest charge, 2004

Most serious
arrest charge
Number of
defendants 
Percent of felony defendants in the 75 largest counties
     Total
Black non-  
Hispanic
White non-  
Hispanic
Other non-  
Hispanic
Hispanic,
any race
     All offenses
54,921    
100
%
42
%
29
%
2
%
28
%
Violent offenses
12,425  
100
%
44
%
24
%
2
%
30
%
 
Murder
327  
100
 
43
 
25
 
3
 
28
 
 
Rape
493  
100
 
49
 
19
 
3
 
29
 
 
Robbery
2,981  
100
 
56
 
16
 
1
 
27
 
 
Assault
6,580  
100
 
43
 
25
 
2
 
30
 
 
Other violent
2,043  
100
 
30
 
34
 
1
 
35
 
Property offenses
16,628  
100
%
38
%
33
%
3
%
26
%
 
Burglary
4,241  
100
 
37
 
33
 
3
 
27
 
 
Larceny/theft
4,336  
100
 
43
 
33
 
3
 
21
 
 
Motor vehicle theft
1,944  
100
 
25
 
29
 
3
 
44
 
 
Forgery
2,017  
100
 
40
 
36
 
3
 
22
 
 
Fraud
1,685  
100
 
34
 
35
 
4
 
26
 
 
Other property
2,405  
100
 
43
 
32
 
2
 
22
 
Drug offenses
20,278  
100
%
44
%
27
%
2
%
27
%
 
Trafficking
8,280  
100
 
51
 
20
 
2
 
27
 
 
Other drug
11,999  
100
 
39
 
32
 
1
 
28
 
Public-order offenses
5,590  
100
%
38
%
32
%
3
%
27
%
 
Weapons
1,686  
100
 
54
 
19
 
1
 
26
 
 
Driving-related
1,779  
100
 
24
 
44
 
2
 
30
 
 
Other public-order
2,124  
100
 
36
 
33
 
5
 
26
 
Note: Data on both race and Hispanic origin of defendants
were available for 96% of all cases. According to the U.S.
Census Bureau data for 2004, the overall percentage of the
population of the 75 largest counties was 52% white non-Hispanic,
16% black non-Hispanic, 23% Hispanic of any race, and 9% other
race. Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

Source: State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS).
  See also Methodology.
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