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State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons 2004 - Statistical Tables
Felony Case Processing in State Courts

 

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Table 4.1. Distribution of types of felony convictions in State courts, by offense, 2004

Most serious
conviction offense
Percent of felons convicted by --

    Trial    
Total
Guilty Plea
Total Jury Bench

  All offenses 100 % 5   2   3   95  
Violent offenses 100 % 9   6   3   91  
  Murder/a 100 % 31   27   4   69  
  Sexual assault/b 100 % 11   8   3   89  
    Rape 100 % 17   13   3   83  
    Other sexual assault 100 % 8   5   4   92  
  Robbery 100 % 8   6   2   92  
  Aggravated assault 100 % 7   4   4   93  
  Other violent/c 100 % 6   4   2   94  
Property offenses 100 % 4   1   3   96  
  Burglary 100 % 5   2   3   95  
  Larceny/d 100 % 4   1   3   96  
    Motor vehicle theft 100 % 3   2   1   97  
  Fraud/e 100 % 4   1   4   96  
Drug offenses 100 % 4   2   2   96  
  Possession 100 % 4   1   3   96  
  Trafficking 100 % 4   2   2   96  
Weapon offenses 100 % 7   3   4   93  
Other offenses/f 100 % 4   1   3   96  

Note: Detail may not add to the total because of rounding.
This table is based on an estimated 582,480 cases.
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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