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Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 - Statistical Tables


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Table 6.2. Disposition of criminal appeals terminated, by offense, October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005

Offense of conviction   Criminal appeals terminated on the merits

Total criminal appeals terminated Total Percent Affirmed Remanded or reversed Partially affirmed Dismissed Other Procedural terminations

  All offensesa 13,097   9,311   71.1 % 5,654   1,924   892   734   107   3,786  
Violent offenses 688   506   73.5 % 307   111   52   34   2   182  
  Murderb 86   60   69.8   38   8   5   9   0   26  
  Assault 81   66   81.5   41   19   4   2   0   15  
  Robbery 322   227   70.5   129   54   29   15   0   95  
  Sexual abuseb 136   111   81.6   76   26   2   6   1   25  
  Kidnapping 59   39   66.1   21   3   12   2   1   20  
  Threats against the President 4   3   ^   2   1   0   0   0   1  
Property offenses 1,937   1,288   66.5 % 735   264   162   111   16   649  
  Fraudulent 1,626   1,062   65.3 % 587   226   139   98   12   564  
    Embezzlement 70   41   58.6   22   10   7   2   0   29  
    Fraudb 1,404   924   65.8   513   201   117   82   11   480  
    Forgery 7   3   ^   3   0   0   0   0   4  
    Counterfeiting 145   94   64.8   49   15   15   14   1   51  
  Other 311   226   72.7 % 148   38   23   13   4   85  
    Burglary 8   6   ^   5   0   0   0   1   2  
    Larcenyb 159   107   67.3   64   23   11   7   2   52  
    Motor vehicle theft 59   49   83.1   33   5   9   2   0   10  
    Arson and explosives 36   25   69.4   17   5   1   2   0   11  
    Transportation of stolen property 43   35   81.4   26   5   2   1   1   8  
    Other property offensesb 6   4   ^   3   0   0   1   0   2  
Drug offenses 4,940   3,488   70.6 % 2,039   671   360   370   48   1,452  
Public-order offenses 1,014   688   67.9 % 388   161   80   44   15   326  
  Regulatory 132   82   62.1 % 49   15   11   5   2   50  
    Food and drug 4   3   ^   2   0   0   1   0   1  
    Transportation 16   9   56.3   5   2   2   0   0   7  
    Civil rights 23   17   73.9   12   0   3   1   1   6  
    Communications 7   3   ^   3   0   0   0   0   4  
    Custom laws 6   3   ^   2   1   0   0   0   3  
    Postal laws 2   2   ^   2   0   0   0   0   0  
    Other regulatory offenses 74   45   60.8   23   12   6   3   1   29  
  Other 882   606   68.7 % 339   146   69   39   13   276  
    Tax law violationsb 129   81   62.8   50   13   9   8   1   48  
    Bribery 20   12   60.0   5   3   3   1   0   8  
    Perjury, contempt, and intimidation 75   49   65.3   28   7   11   0   3   26  
    National defense 16   12   75.0   6   4   1   1   0   4  
    Escape 53   34   64.2   21   9   2   1   1   19  
    Racketeering and extortion 261   173   66.3   89   48   21   11   4   88  
    Gambling 7   7   ^   3   1   3   0   0   0  
    Nonviolent sex offenses 231   168   72.7   91   45   16   13   3   63  
    Obscene materialb 6   5   ^   5   0   0   0   0   1  
    Traffic offenses 8   6   ^   6   0   0   0   0   2  
    Wildlife 10   8   ^   7   0   0   1   0   2  
    Environmental 9   7   ^   4   2   1   0   0   2  
    All other offensesb 57   44   77.2   24   14   2   3   1   13  
Weapon offenses 2,115   1,619   76.5 % 1,011   338   173   87   10   496  
Immigration offenses 1,976   1,458   73.8 % 979   346   51   72   10   518  

^ Too few cases to obtain statistically reliable data.
aTotal includes 427 appeals terminated for which an offense category
could not be determined, of which 264 were terminated on the merits
and 163 were procedural terminations.
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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