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  NCJ Number: NCJ 172849   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 1996
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 111
  Annotation: This report presents national-level statistics describing all aspects of processing in the Federal criminal justice system, including investigations by United States attorneys, prosecutions and declinations, pretrial release and detention, convictions and acquittals, sentencing, appeals, and corrections for 1996.
  Abstract: Among the highlights were that during 1996, United States attorneys initiated criminal investigations of 97,776 suspects and concluded investigations of 98,454 suspects. Criminal charges were filed in United States district courts against 65,480 defendants during 1996. Criminal cases were concluded against 61,434 defendants during 1996. Eighty-six percent (or 53,076) of all defendants were convicted. Most felony convictions were obtained by guilty plea (91 percent). Drug defendants comprised 41 percent of felony convictions; defendants charged with property and public-order offenses comprised 26 percent and 27 percent, respectively, of the felony convictions; and defendants charged violent offenses comprised the remaining 6 percent of felony convictions. Figures, tables, methodological information, chapter notes, and glossary
  Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
  Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Case processing ; Federal criminal justice system
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-BJ-CX-K001
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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  Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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