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NCJ Number: 207447 Find in a Library
Title: Federal Criminal Case Processing, 2002: With Trends 1982-2002, Reconciled Data
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
Date Published: January 2005
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
The Urban Institute
Washington, DC 20037
Grant Number: 2001-BJ-CX-K027
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United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the case processing of defendants in the Federal criminal justice system.
Abstract: The report includes the number and disposition of suspects investigated by U.S. attorneys, the number of arrests for Federal offenses, the number of defendants in cases filed in U.S. district courts, sanctions imposed on criminal defendants, the number of persons under Federal correctional supervision (probation, parole, supervised release, and incarceration), and trends in annual Federal criminal case processing. This annual report is available as a Web only document. Highlights include the following: Between 1994 and 2002, investigations initiated by U.S. attorneys increased 25 percent, from 99,251 to 124,335; investigations for immigration violations increased from 5,526 to 16,699; for drug offenses, investigations increased from 29,311 to 38,150; during 2002 criminal cases involving 80,424 defendants were concluded in U.S. district court; of these, 89 percent were convicted; almost all (96 percent) of those convicted pleaded guilty or no contest; U.S. attorneys declined to prosecute a smaller proportion of those investigated, as declinations of matters concluded decreased from 36 percent during 1994 to 27 percent during 2002.
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; BJS Grant-related Documents; Case processing; Corrections statistics; Federal criminal justice system; Inmate statistics; Offender statistics; Parole statistics; Probation statistics; Sentencing statistics; Trend analysis
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