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|Number of adults arrested/c||12,360||21,840||83,710||377,580||213,030||109,100||282,590|
|Number of felony convictions||8,400||12,310||38,850||94,380||93,870||16,910||201,760|
|Number of felony sentences/d|
|For 100 arrests/e|
|Number of felony convictions||68||56||46||25||44||16||71|
|Note: The offenses selected have the greatest comparability across reporting
series and are widely defined across the States as felonies. The offense
designations in convictions and sentences came from the most serious offense.
a/Includes nonnegligent manslaughter.
b/Estimates conservatively the felony convictions for motor vehicle theft.
c/Numbers were derived from tables 29 and 41 of the FBI report
"Crime in the United States, 2004."
d/Numbers were derived from tables 1.1 and 1.2 of this report.
e/The likelihood of a felony arrest leading to a felony conviction was
approximated by dividing the number of adult felony convictions in
2004 by the number of adult felony arrests that year. These numbers
should not be interpreted as tracking individual cases through the
criminal justice system.
Bureau of Justice Statistics