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

 

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Table 1.7. Convicted felons sentenced to prison in State courts, by number of convictions, 2004
    Percent of felons sentenced to prison for --
Most serious
conviction offense

One felony conviction Two felony convictions Three or more
felony convictions

All offenses 39 % 50 % 57 %
Violent offenses 50 % 63 % 74 %
Murder/a 87 90 97
Sexual assault/b 55   70   79  
Robbery 69   78   86  
Aggravated assault 40   53   65  
Other violent/c 39   53   54  
Property offenses 36 % 44 % 51 %
Burglary 48   51   57  
Larceny/d 33   46   51  
Fraud/e 28   35   44  
Drug offenses 37 % 47 % 53 %
Possession 34   43   37  
Trafficking 40   48   58  
Weapon offenses 42 % 51 % 62 %
Other offenses/f 35 % 48 % 41 %

Note: This table is based on an estimated 957,680 cases. The number of convictions pertains to current, not past, convictions.
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
     See also Methodology

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