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Publication Felony Sentences in the United States, 1992

Patrick A. Langan, Ph.D., Helen A. Graziadei, Bureau of Justice Statistics

May 1, 1996    NCJ 153257

The latest available figures covering both State and Federal sentencing reveal that in 1992, the Nation's courts convicted about 168,000 adults of a violent felony: an estimated 165,000 in State courts and less than 3,000 in Federal courts. Federal courts accounted for about 2% of all violent felony convictions in the Nation. In 1992, convictions for violent, property, drug and other felonies totaled 41,673 in Federal courts and 893,630 in State courts, or 1,103,161 altogether. Federal courts accounted for 3.8% of the national total.

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