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Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 - Statistical Tables


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Table 5.3. Convicted offenders sentenced to incarceration, by offender characteristics, October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

Offender characteristic Total number
of offenders
Percent of
convicted offenders*

  All offenders* 78,042   78.4 %
Gender        
  Male 61,200   84.4 %
  Female 9,666   59.3  
Race        
  White 48,771   82.2 %
  Black/African American 17,378   82.6  
  American Indian/Alaska Native 1,287   81.0  
  Asian/Native Hawaiian
/Other Pacific Islander
1,747   67.1  
  Other 249   66.7  
Hispanic origin        
  Hispanic/Latino 31,155   87.0 %
  Non-Hispanic/Latino 36,959   77.4  
Age        
  16-18 347   71.2 %
  19-20 2,446   77.6  
  21-30 26,214   84.4  
  31-40 21,901   84.5  
  41 or over 18,365   76.1  
Citizenship        
  U.S. citizen 43,611   79.4 %
  Not U.S. citizen 26,435   85.6  
Education        
  Less than high school graduate 31,121   87.9 %
  High school graduate 19,934   81.3  
  Some college 10,691   74.3  
  College graduate 3,750   64.4  
Criminal record        
  No convictions 24,866   70.1 %
  Prior adult convictions 46,418   86.4  

Note: By definition, corporations are excluded from the offender characteristics reported. Offenders serving life sentences and indeterminate sentences are included. Offenders are classified by the most serious offense of conviction. The percentages in this table report the percent of convicted persons having a particular characteristic who were incarcerated. For example, 84.6% of all convicted males were incarcerated, and 95.2% of males convicted of a violent offense were incarcerated. Offender characteristics are not comparable to the 1993 and prior Compendia.
^ Too few cases to obtain statistically reliable data.
*Includes corporations and offenders for whom offense or characteristics are unknown.

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