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

 

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Table 1.8. Felony convictions and sentences in State courts relative to the number of arrests, 2004

      Murder/a Rape Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Motor
vehicle theft/b
Drug trafficking

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              
  Incarceration 7,720 10,960 33,800 68,900 70,400 14,540 139,210
  Prison 7,480 8,490 27,970 40,580 46,000 6,930 78,690
For 100 arrests/e              
  Number of felony convictions 68 56 46 25 44 16 71
    Incarceration sentences 63 50 40 18 33 13 49
    Prison sentences 60 39 33 11 22 6 28

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.

Source: National Judicial Reporting Program
     See also Methodology

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