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Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 - Statistical Tables


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Table 4.2. Disposition of criminal cases terminating by offense during October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005
Most serious
offense charged
Total Percent convicted Number of defendants in criminal cases terminating during 2005 who were —

Convicted   Not convicted


Total Guilty plea Nolo contendere Trial Total Dismissed Trial


Jury Non-jury Jurya Non-jury

  All offenses 86,680 90.0 % 78,042 74,226 455   3,065 296   8,638 8,069   430 139    
Felonies 77,335 92.7 % 71,671 68,397 54   3,047 173   5,664 5,154   421 89  
  Violent offenses 2,942 91.1 % 2,679 2,491 3   166 19   263 210   51 2
    Murderb 157 84.1   132 106 0   24 2   25 17   8 0
    Negligent manslaughter 1 ^   1 1 0   0 0   0 0   0 0
    Assault 660 85.5   564 524 1   30 9   96 73   21 2
    Robbery 1,433 94.8   1,358 1,297 0   60 1   75 65   10 0
    Sexual abuseb 499 90.8   453 421 2   24 6   46 38   8 0
    Kidnapping 157 91.7   144 115 0   28 1   13 11   2 0
    Threats against the President 35 77.1   27 27 0   0 0   8 6   2 0
  Property offenses 12,316 91.9 % 11,315 10,803 9   484 19   1,001 923   56 22  
    Fraudulent 10,610 91.9 % 9,751 9,312 7   416 16   859 796   47 16  
      Embezzlement 636 93.6   595 563 0   31 1   41 37   3 1
      Fraudb 8,700 91.7   7,978 7,621 6   339 12   722 667   40 15  
      Forgery 75 94.7   71 70 0   1 0   4 3   1 0
      Counterfeiting 1,199 92.3   1,107 1,058 1   45 3   92 89   3 0
    Other 1,706 91.7 % 1,564 1,491 2   68 3   142 127   9 6
      Burglary 74 89.2   66 63 0   3 0   8 7   1 0
      Larcenyb 1,091 92.6   1,010 985 1   22 2   81 76   3 2
      Motor vehicle theft 45 80.0   36 34 1   1 0   9 9   0 0
      Arson and explosives 238 89.9   214 188 0   26 0   24 17   5 2
     

Transportation of
stolen property

215 95.3   205 191 0   13 1   10 8   0 2
      Other property offensesb 43 76.7   33 30 0   3 0   10 10   0 0
  Drug offenses 28,567 92.2 % 26,353 25,092 17   1,198 46   2,214 2,057   126 31  
    Trafficking 26,753 92.2   24,671 23,494 16   1,118 43   2,082 1,929   123 30  
    Possession and other
drug offenses
1,814 92.7   1,682 1,598 1   80 3   132 128   3 1
  Public-order offenses 6,278 88.6 % 5,561 5,120 3   420 18   717 639   63 15
    Regulatory 855 85.7 % 733 678 0   54 1   122 106   14 2
      Agriculture 2 ^   2 2 0   0 0   0 0   0 0
      Antitrust 35 82.9   29 28 0   1 0   6 4   2 0
      Food and drug 32 93.8   30 29 0   1 0   2 2   0 0
      Transportation 140 75.0   105 96 0   9 0   35 32   3 0
      Civil rights 85 76.5   65 43 0   22 0   20 13   6 1
      Communications 41 90.2   37 34 0   3 0   4 4   0 0
      Custom laws 42 90.5   38 38 0   0 0   4 4   0 0
      Postal laws 40 90.0   36 36 0   0 0   4 4   0 0
      Other regulatory offenses 438 89.3   391 372 0   18 1   47 43   3 1
    Other 5,423 89.0 % 4,828 4,442 3   366 17   595 533   49 13  
      Tax law violationsb 503 96.2   484 435 0   48 1   19 17   2 0
      Bribery 174 90.8   158 148 0   9 1   16 14   2 0
      Perjury, contempt,
and intimidation
370 85.9   318 269 0   46 3   52 42   9 1
      National defense 46 69.6   32 31 0   1 0   14 10   4 0
      Escape 696 84.5   588 575 1   11 1   108 105   3 0
      Racketeering and extortion 1,986 87.2   1,731 1,526 2   200 3   255 227   24 4
      Gambling 111 89.2   99 99 0   0 0   12 12   0 0
      Nonviolent sex offenses 1,164 94.3   1,098 1,052 0   40 6   66 61   1 4
      Obscene materialb 23 82.6   19 18 0   1 0   4 3   1 0
      Traffic offenses 32 84.4   27 22 0   3 2   5 4   1 0
      Wildlife 77 85.7   66 65 0   1 0   11 10   0 1
      Environmental 52 65.4   34 34 0   0 0   18 15   0 3
      All other feloniesb 189 92.1   174 168 0   6 0   15 13   2 0
  Weapon offenses 9,766 91.3 % 8,915 8,220 12   648 35   851 732   104 15  
  Immigration offenses 17,466 96.5 % 16,848 16,671 10   131 36   618 593   21 4
Misdemeanorsb 9,345 68.2 % 6,371 5,829 401   18 123   2,974 2,915   9 50  
  Fraudulent property offenses 785 90.2   708 699 9   0 0   77 76   0 1
  Larceny 1,414 53.4   755 696 44   5 10   659 649   3 7
  Drug possessionb 1,562 70.4   1,099 1,066 20   2 11   463 456   1 6
  Immigration offenses 235 94.5   222 221 1   0 0   13 13   0 0
  Traffic offenses 3,370 65.3   2,200 1,940 217   1 42   1,170 1,148   1 21  
  Other misdemeanors 1,979 70.1   1,387 1,207 110   10 60   592 573   4 15  

^ Too few cases to obtain statistically reliable data.
aIncludes mistrials.
bIn this table, "Murder" includes nonnegligent manslaughter; "Fraud" excludes tax fraud;
"Sexual abuse" includes only violent sex offenses; "Larceny" excludes transporting 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; "All other felonies" includes felonies with
unclassifiable offense type; "Misdemeanors" includes misdemeanors, petty offenses, and
unknown offense levels; and "Drug possession" also includes other drug misdemeanors.

Source: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Criminal Master File,
fiscal year.
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