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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 8. Most serious prior conviction 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
conviction
  Most serious prior conviction
Total Felony Misdemeanor
Total   Violent   Nonviolent  
     All offenses 54,819      100 %   38   62 46 % 11 % 35 % 16 %  
Violent offenses 12,271   100 %   45 %   55 % 38 % 14 % 24 % 17 %
  Murder 343   100     35     65   44   15   29   21  
  Rape 462   100     53     47   26   7   19   21  
  Robbery 2,931   100     46     54   39   15   24   15  
  Assault 6,484   100     43     57   39   15   24   18  
  Other violent 2,051   100     49     51   35   12   23   17  
Property offenses 16,727   100 %   39 %   61 % 47 % 10 % 37 % 15 %
  Burglary 4,339   100     36     64   49   11   38   16  
  Larceny/theft 4,268   100     37     63   50   10   40   14  
  Motor vehicle theft 2,012   100     34     66   49   11   38   17  
  Forgery 1,963   100     44     56   41   7   34   16  
  Fraud 1,765   100     52     48   37   7   30   11  
  Other property 2,379   100     38     62   47   11   36   15  
Drug offenses 20,332   100 %   34 %   66 % 50 % 10 % 40 % 16 %
  Trafficking 8,192   100     36     64   48   9   39   16  
  Other drug 12,141   100     32     68   52   11   41   16  
Public-order offenses 5,489   100 %   34 %   66 % 50 % 14 % 36 % 17 %
  Weapons 1,713   100     34     66   53   12   41   14  
  Driving-related 1,688   100     30     70   48   12   36   22  
  Other public-order 2,086   100     38     62   48   17   31   14  
Note: Data on the most serious prior violent and nonviolent
felony conviction were available for 95% of all cases.
Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

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