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State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons 2004 - Statistical Tables
Profile of Felons Convicted in State Courts

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Table 2.1. Demographic characteristics of persons convicted of felonies in State courts, by offense, 2004

Most serious
conviction offense
Percent of convicted felons

    Gender Race Age at sentencing



Total Male Female White Black Other Under 20 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+

  All offenses 100 % 82 18 59 38 3 7 40 27 19 5 1
Violent offenses 100 % 90 10 57 39 3 10   43 25 16 5 2
  Murder/a 100 % 91   9 44 53 4 7 51 22 14 5 2
  Sexual assault/b 100 % 98   2 72 25 3 7 36 27 19 8 4
    Rape 100 % 98   2 68 29 3 5 36 30 19 7 4
    Other sexual assault 100 % 97   3 75 23 3 8 36 25 18 8 4
  Robbery 100 % 92   8 40 58 2 19   49 19 11 2 0
  Aggravated assault 100 % 85 15 59 38 4 7 42 27 17 5 2
  Other violent/c 100 % 90 10 70 26 5 4 42 29 18 5 1
Property offenses 100 % 74 26 64 34 2 8 40 28 18 5 1
  Burglary 100 % 90 10 65 33 3 15   46 22 14 3 0
  Larceny/d 100 % 74 26 62 36 2 8 38 28 20 6 1
    Motor vehicle theft 100 % 87 13 71 26 3 13   53 23 10 2 0
  Fraud/e 100 % 58 42 64 33 2 3 38 33 20 5 1
Drug offenses 100 % 82 18 52 46 2 4 41 27 21 5 1
  Possession 100 % 81 19 54 44 2 4 37 28 24 6 1
  Trafficking 100 % 83 17 51 47 2 5 43 26 19 5 1
Weapon offenses 100 % 96   4 43 55 2 10   51 21 13 4 1
Other offenses/f 100 % 87 13 69 27 4 5 35 29 23 7 1

Note: Data on gender were available for 891,550 cases; on race, 765,165;
and on age, 916,906. Detail may not sum to total because of rounding.
Racial categories include Hispanics.
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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