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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 25. Most severe type of sentence received by convicted defendants, by most serious conviction offense, 2004

Most serious
conviction offense
Number of
defendants  
     Percent of convicted felony defendants in the
     75 largest counties sentenced to —
Total Incarceration   Nonincarceration
Total   Prison  Jail Total Probation Other
   All offenses 33,181      100 %   72 31 41   28 % 24 % 4 %
All felonies 28,796   100 % 75 % 36 % 40 %   25 % 24 % 1 %
Violent offenses 4,799   100 % 83 % 47 % 36 %   17 % 16 % 1 %
  Murder 112   100   96   96   0     4   4   0  
  Rape 155   100   95   65   30     5   5   0  
  Robbery 1,198   100   84   63   21     16   15   1  
  Assault 2,356   100   81   37   44     19   18   1  
  Other violent 978   100   84   43   41     16   15   1  
Property offenses 9,545   100 % 79 % 37 % 43 %   21 % 20 % 1 %
  Burglary 2,327   100   85   45   41     15   14   1  
  Larceny/theft 2,770   100   77   36   41     23   21   2  
  Motor vehicle theft 1,309   100   91   38   52     9   9   --  
  Forgery 840   100   69   28   42     31   30   --  
  Fraud 933   100   66   30   36     34   32   2  
  Other property 1,365   100   78   33   46     22   20   2  
Drug offenses 10,940   100 % 67 % 29 % 38 %   33 % 31 % 1 %
  Trafficking 4,166   100   80   35   45     20   19   1  
  Other drug 6,773   100   60   25   35     40   39   2  
Public-order offenses 3,417   100 % 78 % 37 % 41 %   22 % 21 % 1 %
  Weapons 1,077   100   84   48   36     16   16   --  
  Driving-related 1,175   100   79   36   43     21   18   3  
  Other public-order 1,163   100   72   28   43     28   28   1  
Misdemeanors 4,385   100 % 50 % 3 % 47 %   50 % 29 % 21 %
Note: Data on type of sentence were available for 97%
of convicted defendants. Sentences to incarceration that
were wholly suspended are included under probation.
Seven percent of prison sentences and 64% of jail sentences
included a probation term. Sentences to incarceration or
probation may have included a fine, restitution, community
service, treatment, or other court-ordered conditions. Other
sentences may include fines, community service, restitution,
and treatment. Total for all felonies includes cases that could
not be classified into 1 of the 4 major offense categories.
Detail may not add to total because of rounding.
--Less than 0.5%.

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