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NCJ Number: 149135 Find in a Library
Title: Trend in New Commitments for Stolen Motor Vehicle Offenses, 1993
Author(s): R L Fisher
Corporate Author: New York State Dept of Correctional Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents correctional statistics for offenders convicted of auto theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and automobile stripping during 1993 in New York, as well as trends over time.
Abstract: During 1993, 214 persons were committed for grand larceny (auto) and the other two offenses. The number of these commitments to the Department of Correctional Services has been increasing for five consecutive years. The grand larceny (auto) cases represent only a portion of all auto theft commitments to the Department. A substantial number of auto thefts are prosecuted as Criminal Possession of Stolen Property cases involving automobiles. A computer screen of a random sample of 74 new felony commitments in 1993 for stolen property found that 65 percent involved stolen motor vehicles. Thus, a more complete view of auto theft commitments can be obtained by considering commitments for both grand larceny (auto) and possession of stolen vehicle. Commitments for auto theft have increased much more rapidly than commitments for all offenses. Nevertheless, auto theft commitments continue to represent a small percentage of all commitments to the Department. Tables and footnotes
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Driving without owners consent; Motor Vehicle Theft; New York
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