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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 26. Length of prison sentence received by defendants convicted of a felony, by most serious conviction offense, 2004

Most serious felony conviction offense                               Felony defendants in the 75 largest counties
                              convicted of a felony and sentenced to prison
Number of
defendants    
    Number
    of months
                  Percent receiving a maximum
                sentence length in months of —
Mean   Median   Total     1-24    25-48     49-72     73-120     Over 120*   Life
     All offenses 10,156      51 mo 30 mo   100 %   48 %   26 %   11 %   7 %   6 %   1 %
Violent offenses 2,246   93 mo 48 mo   100 % 26 % 24 % 16 % 14 % 16 % 3 %
  Murder 109   268   226     100   0   12   0   15   50   24  
  Rape 100   157   120     100   0   13   16   29   33   9  
  Robbery 749   101   60     100   17   26   17   21   17   3  
  Assault 874   68   36     100   36   25   19   9   10   1  
  Other violent 415   72   36     100   37   24   14   8   16   1  
Property offenses 3,483   39 mo 24 mo   100 % 57 % 25 % 9 % 5 % 4 % -- %
  Burglary 1,045   55   36     100   42   29   14   9   5   1  
  Larceny/theft 997   25   16     100   74   19   4   2   2   0  
  Motor vehicle theft 504   35   24     100   52   32   10   4   2   0  
  Forgery 224   43   30     100   49   26   15   2   8   0  
  Fraud 277   38   24     100   57   16   16   7   4   0  
  Other property 435   38   24     100   63   24   4   4   6   0  
Drug offenses 3,145   38 mo 24 mo   100 % 51 % 29 % 11 % 7 % 3 % 0 %
  Trafficking 1,452   48   36     100   37   33   17   9   4   0  
  Other drug 1,692   31   24     100   63   25   6   4   2   0  
Public-order offenses 1,252   38 mo 24 mo   100 % 56 % 28 % 10 % 3 % 3 % 0 %
  Weapons 514   43   30     100   46   31   13   6   3   0  
  Driving-related 409   34   24     100   58   28   11   2   2   0  
  Other public-order 330   34   19     100   71   21   2   0   5   0  
Note: Data on length of prison sentence were available for 99%
of all cases in which a defendant received a prison sentence.
Seven percent of prison sentences included a probation term and
7% included a fine. Total for all offenses 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%.
*Excludes life sentences.

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