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

 

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Table 1.6. Distribution of the number of felony convictions for persons sentenced in State courts, by most serious offense, 2004

        Percent of felons sentenced for --
Most serious
conviction offense
Total
One felony conviction Two felony convictions Three or more felony convictions

  All offenses 100 % 77 15 8  
Violent offenses 100 % 70 19 11  
  Murder/a 100 % 62 21 17  
  Sexual assault/b 100 % 67 19 14  
  Robbery 100 % 67 19 14  
  Aggravated assault 100 % 71 19 10  
  Other violent/c 100 % 79 14 7  
Property offenses 100 % 71 17 11  
  Burglary 100 % 63 22 16  
  Larceny/d 100 % 82 13 5  
  Fraud/e 100 % 67 19 14  
Drug offenses 100 % 79 14 7  
  Possession 100 % 86 10 3  
  Trafficking 100 % 72 18 10  
Weapon offenses 100 % 76 17 6  
Other offenses/f 100 % 88  9 3  

Note: This table is based on an estimated 973,883 cases. The number of convictions pertains to current, not past, convictions. Detail may not sum to total because of rounding.
a/Includes nonnegligent manslaughter.
b/Includes rape.
c/Includes offenses such as negligent manslaughter and kidnapping.
d/Includes motor vehicle theft.
e/Includes forgery and embezzlement.
f/Composed of nonviolent offenses such as receiving stolen property and vandalism.

Source: National Judicial Reporting Program
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