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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 4. Age at arrest 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
 Average age
 at arrest
Total
Under 18  
18-20   
21-24   
25-29   
30-34   
35-39   
40 or older   
     All offenses
55,865
    
100
%
3
%
14
%
17
%
16
%
13
%
12
%
24
%
32
yrs.
Violent offenses
12,616
 
100
%
6
%
16
%
17
%
15
%
14
%
11
%
22
%
30
yrs.
Murder
332
 
100
 
6
 
14
 
21
 
19
 
6
 
5
 
30
 
31
 
Rape
514
 
100
 
5
 
13
 
15
 
15
 
12
 
11
 
30
 
33
 
Robbery
3,032
 
100
 
13
 
27
 
17
 
12
 
11
 
8
 
12
 
26
 
Assault
6,693
 
100
 
4
 
14
 
18
 
16
 
15
 
11
 
24
 
31
 
Other violent
2,048
 
100
 
2
 
9
 
15
 
18
 
16
 
12
 
27
 
33
 
Property offenses
16,920
 
100
%
3
%
15
%
17
%
16
%
13
%
13
%
23
%
31
yrs.
Burglary
4,313
 
100
 
5
 
19
 
17
 
16
 
11
 
11
 
21
 
30
 
Larceny/theft
4,367
 
100
 
2
 
12
 
15
 
14
 
13
 
16
 
28
 
33
 
Motor vehicle theft
1,933
 
100
 
4
 
26
 
21
 
16
 
13
 
9
 
11
 
27
 
Forgery
2,090
 
100
 
1
 
10
 
17
 
21
 
15
 
14
 
22
 
32
 
Fraud
1,763
 
100
 
1
 
8
 
16
 
15
 
17
 
13
 
30
 
35
 
Other property
2,459
 
100
 
3
 
17
 
20
 
18
 
12
 
11
 
19
 
30
 
Drug offenses
20,608
 
100
%
1
%
12
%
18
%
17
%
13
%
13
%
27
%
32
yrs.
Trafficking
8,404
 
100
 
2
 
16
 
20
 
18
 
12
 
11
 
22
 
31
 
Other drug
12,203
 
100
 
1
 
10
 
16
 
16
 
13
 
14
 
30
 
33
 
Public-order offenses
5,721
 
100
%
2
%
11
%
17
%
16
%
13
%
15
%
26
%
33
yrs.
Weapons
1,716
 
100
 
3
 
19
 
24
 
20
 
11
 
9
 
14
 
28
 
Driving-related
1,836
 
100
 
--
 
8
 
15
 
16
 
14
 
16
 
31
 
35
 
Other public-order
2,166
 
100
 
2
 
9
 
13
 
12
 
15
 
19
 
31
 
35
 

Note: Data on age of defendants were available for 97% of all cases.
Detail may not add to total because of rounding.
--Less than 0.5%.


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