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State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 2004 - Statistical Tables
Felony Sentences in State Court

 

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Table 1.1. Estimated number of felony convictions in State courts, 2004

  Felony convictions in State courts
Most serious
conviction offense

Number Percent

All offenses 1,078,920 100.0 %
Violent offenses 194,570 18.0 %
  Murder 8,400 0.80  
    Murder 5,660 0.50  
    Manslaughter/a 2,740 0.30  
  Sexual assault/b 33,190 3.10  
    Rape 12,310 1.10  
    Other sexual assault 20,880 1.90  
  Robbery 38,850 3.60  
    Armed 8,990 0.80  
    Unarmed 8,950 0.80  
    Unspecified 20,910 1.90  
  Aggravated assault 94,380 8.70  
  Other violent/c 19,750 1.80  
Property offenses 310,680 28.8 %
  Burglary 93,870 8.70  
    Residential 15,100 1.40  
    Nonresidential 18,230 1.70  
    Unspecified 60,540 5.60  
  Larceny/d 119,340 11.10  
    Motor vehicle theft 16,910 1.60  
    Other theft 102,430 9.50  
  Fraud/e 97,470 9.00  
    Fraud 48,560 4.50  
    Forgery 48,910 4.50  
Drug offenses 362,850 33.6 %
  Possession 161,090 14.9  
  Trafficking 201,760 18.7  
    Marijuana 22,180 2.10  
    Other 60,650 5.60  
    Unspecified 118,930 11.0  
Weapon offenses 33,010 3.10 %
Other offenses/f 177,810 16.5 %

Note: Detail may not sum to total because of rounding.
a/Defined as nonnegligent manslaughter only. A small number of cases were classified as nonnegligent manslaughter when it was unclear if the conviction offense was murder or nonnegligent manslaughter.
b/Includes rape.
c/Includes offenses such as negligent manslaughter and kidnapping.
d/When vehicle theft could not be distinguished from other theft, the case was coded as "other theft." This results in a conservative estimate of vehicle thefts.
e/Includes embezzlement.
f/Composed of nonviolent offenses such as receiving stolen property and vandalism.



Source: National Judicial Reporting Program
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