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Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 - Statistical Tables


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Table 4.3. Dispositions by U.S. magistrates, October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

Most serious offense charged Defendants in criminal cases concluded by U.S. magistrates

Total Convicted Not convicted Percent convicted

  All offenses 8,939   6,107   2,832   68.3 %
Violent offensesa 352   226   126   64.2 %
  Murder 1   1   0   ^  
  Assault 334   213   121   63.8  
  Robbery 8   4   4   ^  
  Sexual abuseb 8   7   1   ^  
  Threats against the President 1   1   0   ^  
Property offenses 2,242   1,481   761   66.1 %
  Fraudulent 754   690   64   91.5 %
    Embezzlement 99   81   18   81.8  
    Fraudb 626   585   41   93.5  
    Forgery 14   11   3   78.6  
    Counterfeiting 15   13   2   86.7  
  Other 1,488   791   697   53.2 %
    Burglary 3   2   1   ^  
    Larcenyb 1,365   725   640   53.1  
    Arson and explosives 6   5   1   ^  
    Other property offensesb 114   59   55   51.8  
Drug offenses 1,594   1,126   468   70.6 %
  Possession 1,424   1,026   398   72.1  
  Trafficking 170   100   70   58.8  
Public-order offenses 4,444   3,021   1,423   68.0 %
  Regulatory 401   296   105   73.8 %
    Agriculture 1   0   1   ^  
    Antitrust 1   1   0   ^  
    Food and drug 12   12   0   100  
    Transportation 44   34   10   77.3  
    Civil rights 5   4   1   ^  
    Communications 4   4   0   ^  
    Customs laws 4   3   1   ^  
    Postal laws 61   55   6   90.2  
    Other regulatory offenses 269   183   86   68.0  
  Other 4,043   2,725   1,318   67.4 %
    Tax law violationsb 54   52   2   96.3  
    Bribery 4   3   1   ^  
    Perjury, contempt, and intimidation 20   17   3   85.0  
    National defense 7   6   1   ^  
    Escape 23   19   4   82.6  
    Racketeering and extortion 6   5   1   ^  
    Wildlife 195   179   16   91.8  
  Environmental 7   7   0   ^  
    Traffic offenses 3,276   2,145   1,131   65.5  
    Liquor offenses 6   6   0   ^  
    All other feloniesb 445   286   159   64.3  
Weapon offenses 92   50   42   54.3 %
Immigration offenses 215   203   12   94.4 %

^ Too few cases to obtain statistically reliable data.
aMay include some nonviolent offenses.
bIn this table "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; and "All other offenses" includes offenses with unclassifiable offense type.


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