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Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 - Statistical Tables


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Table 4.4. Characteristics of convicted offenders, October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

Offender characteristic Total number of convicted offenders Percent convicted

  All offenders* 78,042   100 %
Gender        
  Male 61,200   86.4 %
  Female 9,666   13.6  
Race        
  White 48,771   70.2 %
  Black/African American 17,378   25.0  
  American Indian/Alaska Native 1,287   1.9  
  Asian/Native Hawaiian
/Other Pacific Islander
1,747   2.5  
  Other 249   0.4  
Hispanic origin        
  Hispanic/Latino 31,155   45.7 %
  Non-Hispanic/Latino 36,959   54.3  
Age        
  16-18 347   0.5 %
  19-20 2,446   3.5  
  21-30 26,214   37.8  
  31-40 21,901   31.6  
  41 or over 18,365   26.5  
Citizenship        
  U.S. citizen 43,611   62.3 %
  Not U.S. citizen 26,435   37.7  
Education        
  Less than high school graduate 31,121   47.5 %
  High school graduate 19,934   30.4  
  Some college 10,691   16.3  
  College graduate 3,750   5.7  
Criminal record        
  No convictions 24,866   34.9 %
  Prior adult convictions 46,418   65.1  

Note: Offenders are classified by the most serious offense charged.
* Includes offenders for whom these characteristics could not be determined.

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