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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 19. Adjudication outcome for felony defendants, by most serious arrest charge, 2004

Most serious
arrest charge
Number of defendants   Percent of felony defendants in the 75 largest counties
Convicted Not convicted Other
outcome*  
Total
convicted   
Felony   Misdemeanor  
Total     Plea     Trial     Total     Plea     Trial     Total   Dismissed   Acquitted  
     All offenses 51,256     68 % 59 %   57 %   2 %     9 %   9 %   -- %     23 % 23 % 1 % 9 %
Violent offenses 11,091   61 % 52 % 49 % 3 %   9 % 9 % -- %   34 % 32 % 1 % 5 %
  Murder 219   71   70   45   25     1   1   0     29   25   4   0  
  Rape 419   62   54   49   5     8   7   1     35   33   2   4  
  Robbery 2,707   69   60   57   4     8   8   --     26   26   1   5  
  Assault 6,022   56   45   43   3     11   10   1     38   37   1   6  
  Other violent 1,726   67   60   57   3     7   7   0     29   28   1   5  
Property offenses 15,934   72 % 62 % 60 % 2 %   10 % 9 % -- %   21 % 20 % -- % 8 %
  Burglary 4,232   75   69   68   1     6   6   --     18   18   1   6  
  Larceny/theft 4,092   73   60   57   3     12   11   --     20   20   1   8  
  Motor vehicle theft 1,919   77   74   73   1     4   4   --     19   19   --   3  
  Forgery 1,859   66   50   49   1     16   15   --     24   24   --   10  
  Fraud 1,611   67   59   58   1     7   7   --     17   17   0   16  
  Other property 2,222   66   53   52   1     12   12   0     27   27   1   6  
Drug offenses 19,022   67 % 60 % 58 % 1 %   8 % 8 % -- %   19 % 19 % -- % 14 %
  Trafficking 7,488   75   67   64   3     8   8   --     18   17   1   7  
  Other drug 11,534   63   55   55   1     7   7   --     20   20   0   18  
Public-order offenses 5,209   72 % 61 % 59 % 2 %   11 % 10 % -- %   23 % 23 % 1 % 6 %
  Weapons 1,587   71   61   59   2     9   8   1     27   27   1   2  
  Driving-related 1,642   81   73   70   3     8   8   --     13   12   1   7  
  Other public-order 1,981   65   50   49   1     14   14   --     28   28   1   7  
Note: Eleven percent of all cases were still pending adjudication
at the end of the 1-year study period and are excluded from the table.
Data on adjudication outcome were available for 99% of those
cases that had been adjudicated. Detail may not add to
total because of rounding.
--Less than 0.5%.
*Includes diversion and deferred adjudication. Murder defendants
were followed for an additional year.

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