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Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 - Statistical Tables


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Table 3.1. Percent released of pretrial release cases terminated, by offense, October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

Most serious offense charged Number of defendants   Percent released

Released All defendants

  All offensesa 27,253   79,137     34.4 %
Violent offenses 912   3,104     29.4 %
  Murderb 59   215     27.4  
  Negligent manslaughter 6   6     ^  
  Assault 414   847     48.9  
  Robbery 200   1,450     13.8  
  Sexual abuseb 211   440     48.0  
  Kidnapping 13   101     12.9  
  Threats against the President 9   45     20.0  
Property offenses 8,543   12,604     67.8 %
  Fraudulent 6,863   10,219     67.2 %
    Embezzlement 731   805     90.8  
    Fraudb 5,445   8,377     65.0  
    Forgery 55   81     67.9  
    Counterfeiting 632   956     66.1  
  Other 1,680   2,385     70.4 %
    Burglary 36   80     45.0  
    Larcenyb 1,377   1,840     74.8  
    Motor vehicle theft 39   104     37.5  
    Arson and explosives 74   137     54.0  
    Transportation of stolen property 75   115     65.2  
    Other property offensesb 79   109     72.5  
  Drug offenses 8,810   26,046     33.8 %
    Trafficking 7,671   23,761     32.3  
    Other drug offenses 1,139   2,285     49.8  
Public-order offenses 4,894   7,451     65.7 %
  Regulatory 996   1,621     61.4 %
    Agriculture 3   5     ^  
    Antitrust 17   17     100.0  
    Food and drug 44   51     86.3  
    Transportation 89   136     65.4  
    Civil rights 55   67     82.1  
    Communications 30   39     76.9  
    Custom laws 55   75     73.3  
    Postal laws 127   146     87.0  
    Other regulatory offenses 576   1,085     53.1  
  Other 3,898   5,830     66.9 %
    Tax law violationsb 453   497     91.1  
    Bribery 96   105     91.4  
    Perjury, contempt, and intimidation 127   211     60.2  
    National defense 67   108     62.0  
    Escape 72   606     11.9  
    Racketeering and extortion 470   899     52.3  
    Gambling 41   45     91.1  
    Liquor offenses 2   8     ^  
    Nonviolent sex offenses 638   1,028     62.1  
    Obscene materialb 41   54     75.9  
    Traffic offenses 1,308   1,519     86.1  
    Wildlife 140   152     92.1  
    Environmental 25   27     92.6  
    All other offensesb 418   571     73.2  
Weapons offenses 2,566   7,534     34.1 %
Immigration offenses 1,483   22,275     6.7 %

Note: Released defendants include some defendants who were also detained prior to trial.
Total also includes defendants for whom release status data were unavailable.
^ Too few cases to obtain statistically reliable data.
aIncludes 123 defendants for whom an offense category could not be determined,
45 of whom were released.
bIn this table, "Murder" includes nonnegligent manslaughter; "Sexual abuse" includes
only violent sex offenses; "Fraud" excludes tax fraud; "Larceny" excludes transportation
of stolen property; "Other property offenses" excludes fraudulent property offenses and
includes destruction of property and trespassing; "Tax law violations" includes tax fraud;
"Obscene material" denotes the mail or transport thereof; and "All other offenses" includes
offenses with unclassifiable offense type.

Source: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Pretrial Services Act Information System,
fiscal year.
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