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Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 - Statistical Tables


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Table 5.1. Sentence types for offenders sentenced in criminal cases terminated, by offense, October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

Most serious offense
of conviction
    Percent of offenders convicted and sentenced to—

Total offenders sentenceda Incarcerationb Probationc Fine only

  All offensesd 78,042   78.4 % 13.7 % 3.1 %
Felonies 70,864   84.6 % 10.4 % 0.4 %
  Violent offenses 2,500   93.2 % 5.8 % 0.3 %
    Murdere 137   96.4   0.7   0.0  
    Negligent manslaughter 1   ^   ^   ^  
    Assault 489   84.0   14.1   0.6  
    Robbery 1,388   97.2   2.9   0.1  
    Sexual abusee 397   90.2   8.3   0.5  
    Kidnapping 64   95.3   0.0   1.6  
    Threats against the President 24   70.8   12.5   0.0  
  Property offenses 11,259   58.7 % 31.2 % 1.1 %
    Fraudulent 9,837   59.2 % 29.7 % 1.1 %
      Embezzlement 548   49.6   40.7   0.9  
      Fraude 8,322   59.3   29.0   1.2  
      Forgery 64   45.3   37.5   1.6  
      Counterfeiting 903   64.7   28.8   0.4  
    Other 1,422   55.3 % 41.3 % 0.4 %
      Burglary 49   75.5   22.4   0.0  
      Larcenye 970   44.0   51.6   0.6  
      Motor vehicle theft 41   87.8   12.2   0.0  
      Arson and explosives 171   83.6   15.2   0.0  
      Transportation of stolen property 159   77.4   20.8   0.0  
      Other property offensese 32   62.5   34.4   0.0  
  Drug offenses 25,576   92.5 % 4.8 % 0.3 %
    Trafficking 23,498   92.7   4.6   0.2  
    Possession and other drug offenses 2,078   90.9   6.6   0.5  
  Public-order offenses 5,823   72.5 % 23.6 % 0.8 %
    Regulatory 754   45.9 % 43.4 % 2.8 %
      Agriculture 2   ^   ^   ^  
      Antitrust 29   48.3   20.7   31  
      Food and drug 39   20.5   74.4   2.6  
      Transportation 98   31.6   56.1   4.1  
      Civil rights 59   91.5   11.9   0.0  
      Communications 40   30.0   57.5   0.0  
      Custom laws 50   34.0   50.0   2.0  
      Postal laws 37   16.2   75.7   2.7  
      Other regulatory offenses 400   50.5   38.5   1.3  
    Other 5,069   76.4 % 20.6 % 0.6 %
      Tax law violationse 509   64.2   34.8   0.2  
      Bribery 159   57.2   39   1.3  
      Perjury, contempt, and intimidation 275   72.0   25.1   0.7  
      National defense 26   53.8   38.5   7.7  
      Escape 940   68.2   24.8   0.5  
      Racketeering and extortion 1,637   83.5   13.2   0.4  
      Gambling 91   18.7   76.9   2.2  
      Nonviolent sex offenses 1,157   94.2   6.1   0.3  
      Obscene materiale 11   72.7   27.3   0.0  
      Traffic offenses 28   67.9   28.6   3.6  
      Wildlife 49   28.6   63.3   4.1  
      Environmental 31   22.6   71.0   3.2  
      All other feloniese 156   51.3   48.1   0.0  
  Weapon offenses 8,834   92.6 % 6.5 % 0.2 %
  Immigration offenses 16,872   88.4 % 3.2 % 0.2 %
Misdemeanorse 7,178   17.1 % 45.9 % 29.8 %
  Fraudulent property offenses 820   20.0   41.3   3.4  
  Larceny 826   9.8   62.8   26.6  
  Drug possessione 1,156   37.1   46.5   9.9  
  Immigration offenses 440   55.5   15.2   2.3  
  Traffic offenses 2,283   5.0   39.4   55.5  
  Other misdemeanors 1,653   11.6   56.6   30.2  

^ Too few cases to obtain statistically reliable data.
aIncludes offenders receiving incarceration, probation, split or mixed sentences,
and fines. Not represented in the percentage columns, but also included in the
totals, are offenders receiving deportation, suspended sentences, sealed
sentences, imprisonment of 4 days or less, and no sentences.
ball sentences to incarceration, including split, mixed, life, and indeterminate.
cIncludes offenders with split and mixed sentences.
dTotal includes offenders whose sentence could not be determined.
eIn 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; "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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