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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 187285     Find in a Library
Title: Federal Drug Offenders, 1999: With Trends, 1984-99
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): John Scalia
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2001
Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report describes offenders investigated for and charged with Federal drug offenses during 1999.
Abstract: This report includes statistics describing type of drug involved in the offense, criminal history of defendants charged, demographic characteristics of defendants charged, defendants' role in the drug conspiracy, and sentences imposed. Also included are statistics describing the change in the number of suspects investigated, prosecuted, proportion sentenced to prison, and time to be served for the period 1984 through 1999. This report is based on data from the BJS's Federal Justice Statistics Program. Highlights include the following: Between 1984 and 1999, the number of defendants charged with a drug offense in Federal courts increased from 11,854 to 29,306; 65 percent of those charged during 1999 had previously been arrested; 28 percent had five or more prior arrests; half of those charged had previously been convicted, a third of a felony; 16 percent of incarcerated drug offenders reported being an importer, grower, or manufacturer of illicit drugs; and 25 percent reported that they distributed drugs to street-level dealers.
Main Term(s): Drug statistics
Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Federal courts ; Drug offenders ; Trend analysis ; Federal prisoners
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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