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NCJ Number: 206916 Find in a Library
Title: Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2002
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Matthew R. Durose; Patrick A. Langan Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: December 2004
Page Count: 12
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=910 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts in 2002.
Abstract: Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2002 presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts. The data were collected through a nationally representative survey of 300 counties in 2002. Within the 12 offense categories reported are the number and characteristics (age, sex, and race) of offenders who were sentenced to prison, jail, or probation. Trends from 1994 to 2002 highlight the number and characteristics of adults convicted of felonies and the types and lengths of sentences imposed. This periodic report is published every 2 years. Highlights include the following: (1) drug offenders were 32 percent of felons convicted in State courts in 2002; (2) State courts sentenced 41 percent of convicted felons to a State prison, 28 percent to a local jail, and 31 percent to straight probation with no jail or prison time to serve; and (3) guilty pleas accounted for 95 percent of felony convictions in State courts in 2002. Tables
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Adult felony system; Convictions; Felony; Felony courts; Sentencing statistics; Sentencing trends; Sentencing/Sanctions; State courts; Statistics
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