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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 6. Number of prior arrest charges of felony defendants, by most serious current arrest charge, 2004

Most serious current
arrest charge
     Number of
     defendants
Percent of felony defendants in the 75 largest counties
  Total Without 
prior
arrest
With prior arrest
Total Number of prior arrest charges
 1 2 - 4 5 - 9 10 or more
     All offenses 50,415   100 % 22 % 78 % 8 % 17 % 17 % 36 %   
Violent offenses 10,806   100 % 25 % 75 % 8 % 18 % 17 % 31 %
  Murder 312   100   17   83   7   21   15   40  
  Rape 372   100   34   66   9   24   7   26  
  Robbery 2,267   100   22   78   8   17   20   33  
  Assault 5,923   100   25   75   9   17   17   32  
  Other violent 1,932   100   31   69   9   18   16   25  
Property offenses 15,562   100 % 23 % 77 % 7 % 16 % 17 % 37 %
  Burglary 4,016   100   20   80   7   17   18   38  
  Larceny/theft 3,965   100   22   78   8   14   18   38  
  Motor vehicle theft 2,013   100   20   80   6   17   17   40  
  Forgery 1,647   100   24   76   8   19   15   35  
  Fraud 1,706   100   39   61   9   17   12   24  
  Other property 2,217   100   22   78   6   14   17   41  
Drug offenses 19,130   100 % 19 % 81 % 7 % 17 % 18 % 39 %
  Trafficking 7,488   100   19   81   8   16   17   40  
  Other drug 11,642   100   20   80   7   17   18   38  
Public-order offenses   4,917   100 % 18 % 82 % 8 % 19 % 18 % 37 %
  Weapons 1,421   100   15   85   8   18   20   40  
  Driving-related 1,655   100   17   83   9   20   18   35  
  Other public-order 1,841   100   22   78   8   18   16   36  
Note: Data on whether a defendant had any prior arrests
and the number of prior arrests were available for 88% of
all cases.  Bronx (NY), Kings (NY), Nassau (NY), Queens (NY),
and Westchester (NY) counties did not provide prior arrest data.
Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

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