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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 16. Released felony defendants who failed to make a scheduled court appearance, by most serious arrest charge, 2004

Most serious
arrest charge
Number of
defendants  
    Percent of released felony defendants
    in the 75 largest counties who —
Made all court  
appearances
Failed to appear in court
Total   Returned   to court Remained a fugitive
     All offenses 31,280     79 %   21 % 16 % 5 %
Violent offenses 6,309   86 % 14 % 11 % 3 %
  Murder 42   100   0   0   0  
  Rape 249   90   10   9   2  
  Robbery 1,238   82   18   13   5  
  Assault 3,619   87   13   10   3  
  Other violent 1,162   87   13   9   4  
Property offenses 9,470   77 % 23 % 18 % 6 %
  Burglary 1,973   80   20   17   3  
  Larceny/theft 2,473   80   20   17   4  
  Motor vehicle theft 782   68   32   26   6  
  Forgery 1,420   72   28   22   7  
  Fraud 1,282   82   18   13   5  
  Other property 1,541   73   27   17   11  
Drug offenses 11,973   76 % 24 % 18 % 6 %
  Trafficking 4,974   76   24   18   6  
  Other drug 6,999   77   23   18   6  
Public-order offenses 3,523   83 % 17 % 14 % 3 %
  Weapons 990   80   20   16   5  
  Driving-related 1,189   83   17   14   3  
  Other public-order 1,345   85   15   13   3  
Note: Data on the court appearance record for the
current case were available for 99% of cases involving
a defendant released prior to case disposition. All
defendants who failed to appear in court and were not
returned to the court during the 1-year study period are
counted as fugitives. Some of these defendants may
have been returned to the court at a later date.
Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

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