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Table 6.1. Criminal appeals terminated, by type of criminal case and offense, October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

Offense of conviction Number of criminal appeals terminated

Total   Guidelines-based appeals

Preguideline Total Conviction only Sentence only Sentence and conviction Other

  All offenses a 13,097   1,677   11,420   1,223   3,622   6,547   28  
Violent offenses 688   99   589   73   176   339   1  
  Murderb 86   21   65   14   13   38   0  
  Assault 81   13   68   11   16   40   1  
  Robbery 322   39   283   23   104   156   0  
  Sexual abuseb 136   14   122   17   34   71   0  
  Kidnapping 59   12   47   6   8   33   0  
  Threats against the President 4   0   4   2   1   1   0  
Property offenses 1,937   306   1,631   198   522   908   3  
  Fraudulent 1,626   255   1,371   161   433   774   3  
    Embezzlement 70   7   63   7   14   42   0  
    Fraudb 1,404   220   1,184   145   376   660   3  
    Forgery 7   2   5   1   2   2   0  
    Counterfeiting 145   26   119   8   41   70   0  
  Other 311   51   260   37   89   134   0  
    Burglary 8   2   6   0   3   3   0  
    Larcenyb 159   28   131   13   48   70   0  
    Motor vehicle theft 59   7   52   5   18   29   0  
    Arson and explosives 36   5   31   11   8   12   0  
    Transportation of stolen property 43   7   36   5   12   19   0  
    Other property offensesb 6   2   4   3   0   1   0  
Drug offenses 4,940   579   4,361   440   1,473   2,431   17  
Public-order offenses 1,014   161   853   107   235   509   2  
  Regulatory 132   20   112   14   30   68   0  
    Food and drug 4   0   4   0   2   2   0  
    Transportation 16   1   15   3   3   9   0  
    Civil rights 23   1   22   4   3   15   0  
    Communications 7   3   4   0   2   2   0  
    Custom laws 6   0   6   2   1   3   0  
    Postal laws 2   1   1   0   0   1   0  
    Other regulatory offenses 74   14   60   5   19   36   0  
  Other 882   141   741   93   205   441   2  
    Tax law violationsb 129   18   111   13   31   67   0  
    Bribery 20   2   18   1   5   12   0  
    Perjury, contempt, and intimidation 75   16   59   4   18   37   0  
    National defense 16   4   12   0   3   9   0  
    Escape 53   7   46   4   15   27   0  
    Racketeering and extortion 261   59   202   29   41   132   0  
    Gambling 7   1   6   0   5   1   0  
    Nonviolent sex offenses 231   18   213   23   74   115   1  
    Obscene materialb 6   1   5   0   0   5   0  
    Traffic offenses 8   4   4   2   0   2   0  
    Wildlife 10   0   10   4   0   5   1  
    Environmental 9   1   8   2   0   6   0  
    All other offensesb 57   10   47   11   13   23   0  
Weapon offenses 2,115   249   1,866   250   522   1,093   1  
Immigration offenses 1,976   57   1,919   136   624   1,158   1  

aTotal includes 427 appeals terminated for which an offense category could
not be determined, of which 226 are preguideline appeals and 201 are
guidelines-based appeals.
bIn 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; and "All other offenses" includes offenses
with unclassifiable offense type.

Source: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Court of Appeals.
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