BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Home  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Help  |  A-Z Topic List
 
 
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Home  |  Publications & Products

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

 

Download spreadsheet version (.csv file)

Table 4.2. Offense distribution of felons convicted in State courts, by type of conviction, 2004

Most serious
conviction offense
Percent convicted by --

    Trial    
Total
Guilty Plea
Total Jury Bench

  All offenses 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Violent offenses 18 % 32 % 47 % 21 % 18 %
  Murder/a 1   5   10   1   1  
  Sexual assault/b 3   7   11   4   3  
  Robbery 4   6   10   3   4  
  Aggravated assault 9   13   14   12   9  
  Other violent/c 2   2   2   1   1  
Property offenses 29 % 24 % 15 % 31 % 28 %
  Burglary 9   8   7   9   9  
  Larceny/d 11   8   5   10   10  
  Fraud/e 9   8   3   12   10  
Drug offenses 34 % 25 % 23 % 27 % 33 %
  Possession 15   9   6   11   13  
  Trafficking 19   16   16   16   20  
Weapon offenses 3 % 4 % 4 % 4 % 3 %
Other offenses/f 16 % 15 % 12 % 17 % 18 %

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

Previous Next


Back to Top