Brian A. Reaves, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics
December 20, 2013 NCJ 243777
Presents data on felony defendants for cases filed in May 2009 and followed up for up to 1 year after filing (2 years for murder cases); statistics covered include arrest charges, demographic characteristics, criminal histories, pretrial processing, adjudication, and sentencing. Selected trends on factors associated with changes in the use of incarceration for different demographic groups observed since 1990 are also presented. Data are from the Bureau of Justice Statistics' State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS) program, which periodically tracks a sample of felony cases filed in a representative sample of 40 of the nation's 75 most populous counties.
From 1990 to 2009
Part of the Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties Series
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