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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 28. Length of probation sentence received by convicted defendants, by most serious conviction offense, 2004

Most serious
conviction offense
Felony defendants sentenced to probation
Number of defendants Number of months   Percent receiving a sentence in months of —
Mean Median Total 1 - 12 13 - 24 25 - 36 37- 48 49- 60 Over 60
  All offenses 7,848   32 mo 36 mo   100 % 19 % 27 % 37 % 2 % 11 % 4 %
All felonies 6,662   35 mo 36 mo   100 % 13 % 29 % 39 % 3 % 13 % 4 %
    Violent offenses 739   45   36     100   11   20   23   6   29   11  
    Property offenses 1,817   34   30     100   18   32   30   2   15   4  
    Drug offenses 3,389   33   36     100   10   28   52   2   7   2  
    Public-order offenses 698   37   30     100   18   31   24   4   17   7  
Misdemeanors 1,186   18 mo 12 mo   100 % 56 % 18 % 25 % 0 % 1 % 1 %
Note: Data represent felony defendants in the 75 largest counties in 2004.
Data on length of probation sentence were available for 97% of all cases
in which the most severe type of sentence a defendant received was probation.
Twenty-six percent of those sentenced to probation also received a fine.
Total for felonies includes cases that could not be classified into 1 of the 4 felony
offense categories. Mean and median sentences excludes those defendants
receiving life probation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

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