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Publication Minnesota Convicted Gross Misdemeanor Cases

May 1, 1991    NCJ 153712

Of all gross misdemeanor arrests leading to a conviction in 1988, 59 percent were made in a seven-county metropolitan area; 77 percent of metropolitan area arrests were made in Minneapolis or St. Paul and 23 percent were made in the remaining counties. Three of every four gross misdemeanor arrests leading to a conviction were for driving under the influence (DUI) offenses. The average number of days from arrest to court disposition for gross misdemeanor arrests leading to a conviction increased by 10 days between 1985 and 1988. The average number of days from arrest to court disposition for DUI arrests increased by 14 days during the same period. The most likely outcome for a gross misdemeanor arrest leading to a conviction was a jail sentence. The number of gross misdemeanor arrests receiving a jail sentence increased by 31 percent between 1985 and 1988, from 4,078 to 5,325. The total number of days sentenced to jail for all gross misdemeanor arrests leading to a conviction increased by 61 percent between 1985 and 1988, from 176,985 to 284,888. 27 displays

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