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  NCJ Number: NCJ 168636     Find in a Library
  Title: Federal Offenders Under Community Supervision, 1987-96
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): W P Adams ; J A Roth ; J Scalia
  Date Published: 1998
  Page Count: 11
  Annotation: This report presents statistics on Federal offenders under community supervision over the period 1987-96.
  Abstract: The data source for this report is the Bureau of Justice Statistics Federal Justice Statistics Program database, which is constructed from source files provided by the Executive Office for the United States Attorneys, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the United States Sentencing Commission, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The data show that the number of Federal offenders under community supervision increased on average 2.5 percent annually, from 71,361 at midyear 1987 to 89,332 at midyear 1996. Offenders required to comply with at least one special condition of supervision increased from 67.3 percent of entrants during 1987 to 90.7 percent during 1996. The number of entrants to probation and parole decreased 34 percent and 83 percent, respectively, between 1987 and 1996. These decreases were offset by the increase in the number of entrants to supervised release. The number of offenders on probation decreased 35 percent, from 53,457 at midyear 1987 to 34,668 at midyear 1996. The decrease in probation corresponds to the increase in prison sentences; between 1987 and 1996, the rate of imprisonment increased from 53 percent of those convicted to 68.5 percent. The number of those serving a term of post-incarceration supervision increased from 17,904 at midyear 1987 to 54,664 at midyear 1996. Between 1987 and 1996, the number of offenders on parole decreased by 8,902, and the number on supervised release increased by 45,662. 8 tables and 5 figures
  Main Term(s): Federal courts
  Index Term(s): Probation statistics ; Parole statistics ; Community-based corrections (adult) ; Offender supervision
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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