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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 30. Most severe type of sentence received by defendants convicted of a felony, by prior conviction record, 2004

Prior conviction record and most serious current felony conviction Number of defendants Percent of defendants convicted of a felony and sentenced to —
Total sentenced Incarceration   Nonincarceration
Total Prison Jail Total Probation Other
More than 1 prior felony conviction
    All offenses 10,490   100 % 84 % 53 % 32 %   16 % 15 % 1 %
Violent offenses 1,192   100   90   66   24     10   9   1  
Property offenses 3,674   100   90   60   30     10   10   --  
Drug offenses 4,457   100   77   42   35     23   23   1  
Public-order offenses 1,148   100   89   56   33     11   11   0  
1 prior felony conviction
    All offenses 4,747   100 % 75 % 37 % 38 %   25 % 23 % 2 %
Violent offenses 686   100   87   56   31     13   11   2  
Property offenses 1,418   100   82   35   47     18   18   --  
Drug offenses 1,995   100   64   29   35     36   33   3  
Public-order offenses 637   100   82   45   37     18   17   1  
Prior misdemeanor convictions only
    All offenses 4,302   100 % 71 % 20 % 51 %   29 % 28 % 1 %
Violent offenses 839   100   88   37   51     12   12   0  
Property offenses 1,352   100   75   17   58     24   23   1  
Drug offenses 1,540   100   57   13   44     43   41   2  
Public-order offenses 558   100   71   21   50     29   28   1  
No prior convictions
    All offenses 8,344   100 % 67 % 22 % 45 %   33 % 32 % 2 %
Violent offenses 1,882   100   75   37   38     25   24   1  
Property offenses 2,831   100   68   18   50     32   30   2  
Drug offenses 2,652   100   59   16   43     41   39   1  
Public-order offenses 927   100   66   21   46     34   32   2  
Note: Data represent felony defendants in the 75 largest counties in 2004.
Data on prior conviction record and type of sentence were available for 93%
of all convicted defendants. Sentences to incarceration may have also 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.
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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