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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 2.2. Offense distribution of felons convicted in State courts, by gender, race and age of felons, 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 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Violent offenses 18 % 20 % 11 % 17 % 18 % 22 % 26 % 19 % 17 % 15 % 17 % 27 %
  Murder/a 1   1   0   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1  
  Sexual assault/b 3   4   0   4   2   3   3   3   3   3   5   11  
  Robbery 4   4   2   3   6   3   11   5   3   2   1   0  
  Aggravated assault 9   9   7   8   8   12   10   9   8   7   8   12  
  Other violent/c 2   2   1   2   1   3   1   2   2   2   2   2  
Property offenses 29 % 26 % 42 % 31 % 26 % 27 % 35 % 29 % 30 % 27 % 25 % 19 %
  Burglary 9   10   5   10   7   9   19   10   7   6   5   2  
  Larceny/d 11   10   16   11   10   10   13   10   11   12   12   9  
  Fraud/e 9   6   21   10   8   8   4   9   11   9   9   8  
Drug offenses 34 % 34 % 34 % 30 % 41 % 26 % 22 % 34 % 34 % 37 % 35 % 30 %
  Possession 15   14   15   13   16   12   9   13   15   18   16   11  
  Trafficking 19   21   19   18   26   14   13   21   19   19   19   20  
Weapon offenses 3 % 3 % 1 % 2 % 4 % 2 % 4 % 4 % 2 % 2 % 2 % 2 %
Other offenses/f 16 % 17 % 12 % 19 % 12 % 23 % 12 % 14 % 18 % 19 % 21 % 21 %

Note: Data on sex 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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