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  NCJ Number: NCJ 176328   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 1997
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): William J. Sabol Ph.D ; William Adams ; David Kirk ; Barbara Parthasarathy ; Harvey Meyerson ; Yan Yuan ; Christine Arriola
  Editor(s): Tom Hester
  Project Director: Steven K. Smith ; John Scalia Jr.
  Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 109
  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 1997.
  Abstract: Highlights include the following statistics. During 1997 U.S. attorneys initiated criminal investigations of 110,034 suspects. They concluded investigations of 99,459 suspects. Criminal charges were filed in U.S. district courts against 69,351 defendants during 1997. Criminal cases were concluded against 64,956 defendants during 1997. Eighty-seven percent (or 56,570) of all defendants were convicted. Most felony convictions were obtained by guilty plea (93 percent). Drug defendants comprised 42 percent of felony convictions, defendants charged with property and public-order offenses each comprised 26 percent of the felony convictions, and defendants charged with violent offenses comprised the remaining 6 percent of felony convictions. Tables, figures, chapter notes, methodological information, 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: 98-BJ-CX-K015
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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