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  NCJ Number: NCJ 164616     Find in a Library
  Title: Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 1994
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): B A Reaves
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1998
  Page Count: 50
  Annotation: This study tracks a sample of felony cases filed during May 1994 in America's 75 largest counties.
  Abstract: Compared to a similar study of cases filed in May 1992, the 1994 study found a slightly higher proportion of drug defendants, while the proportion of property defendants was down slightly. Defendants in 1992 and 1994 were similar in terms of demographic characteristics, criminal history, and pretrial misconduct rates. Court processing of cases was also similar in terms of pretrial detention rates, adjudication outcome, and sentencing. In 1994, the 75 largest counties accounted for 36 percent of the US population. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports program for 1994, these jurisdictions accounted for 52 percent of all reported serious violent crimes in the United States, including 63 percent of all robberies, and 43 percent of all reported serious property crimes. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics National Judicial Reporting Program, about half of all felony convictions in 1994 occurred in the 75 largest counties. The document includes an order form and instructions on how to order reports from BJS, and directions to the BJS web site. Figures, tables, notes, appendix
  Main Term(s): Statistics
  Index Term(s): Crime Statistics ; FBI Uniform Crime Reports ; Demography ; Geographic distribution of crime ; Drug offenders ; Property crime statistics ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Crime measurement ; Crime typologies ; Demographic analysis of crime
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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