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  NCJ Number: NCJ 148950     Find in a Library
  Title: Federal Firearms-Related Offenses
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): K Carlson ; T Pittayathikhun
  Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
  Date Published: 1995
  Page Count: 2
  Series: BJS Crime Data Briefs
  Annotation: This report presents data on Federal firearms-related offenses for 1993.
  Abstract: The firearms involvement of offenders convicted in a U.S. district court includes defendants sentenced for a weapons offense, either as the most serious charge or as an offense accompanying a more serious crime, such as homicide or robbery, and a defendant who received a more severe sentence for carrying or possessing a firearm at the time of their crime. Among Federal offenders whose only offense was a firearms offense, 47 percent were persons prohibited from having firearms, and 23 percent violated Federal laws that govern dealing in firearms. Among Federal offenders convicted of firearms offenses and other, more serious offenses, 82 percent used or carried a firearm during another crime; and 10 percent were persons prohibited from having firearms. In 1993 Federal convicted offenders whose cases involved firearms were more often persons with previous time in prison or jail. A total of 95 percent of Federal offenders involved with firearms were men, compared to 83 percent without such involvement. A total of 46 percent of Federal offenders involved with firearms were African-Americans, compared to 30 percent of those uninvolved. Eighty-eight percent of Federal offenders involved with firearms were U.S. citizens; 73 percent of offenders not involved were citizens. Fifty-one percent of offenders involved with firearms, but 39 percent of those with no involvement, were aged 30 or under. 2 tables
  Main Term(s): Offense statistics
  Index Term(s): Federal Code ; Weapons Violations/Offenses ; Criminology
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: From BJS Crime Data Brief, June 1995.
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