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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 14. Percent of felony defendants who were released prior to case disposition, by criminal history, 2004

Criminal history Number of
defendants  
Felony defendants in the 75 largest counties
Released prior to case disposition   Detained until case disposition
Total
released  
Financial  
release
Non-
financial
release
Total Held on
bail
Denied
bail
Criminal justice status
  Any type 20,972     42 % 25 % 18 %   58 % 47 % 11 %
        On parole 2,590   17   11   6     83   63   21  
    On probation 8,592   37   23   15     63   52   10  
    On pretrial release* 5,813   57   32   25     43   37   7  
    In custody 931   30   19   10     70   42   29  
    Other 3,046   53   29   25     47   41   5  
  None 32,929   67   36   31     33   30   3  
Court appearance history
  With prior arrest(s) 38,238   51 % 30 % 22 %   49 % 43 % 6 %
    With prior failure to appear 12,148   48   24   23     52   44   8  
    Made all prior appearances 23,005   52   31   21     48   43   5  
  No prior arrests 10,792   71   41   30     29   23   6  
Number of prior convictions
  With prior conviction(s) 33,043   49 % 27 % 22 %   51 % 45 % 7 %
    5 or more 14,756   41   21   20     59   51   8  
    2-4 11,380   51   29   22     49   43   6  
    1 6,907   61   35   25     39   35   5  
  No prior convictions 20,360   71   39   33     29   24   5  
Most serious prior conviction
  Any type of felony 24,531   45 % 25 % 20 %   55 % 48 % 8 %
    Violent felony 6,052   43   23   20     57   48   9  
    Nonviolent felony 18,480   45   25   20     55   48   7  
  Misdemeanor 8,512   60   34   26     40   37   4  
Note: Detail may not add to total because of rounding.
*Includes all defendants who were released prior to case
disposition and did not have an open bench warrant for failure to appear.

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