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Title: Characteristics of New Commitments, 1992
Corporate Author: New York State Dept of Correctional Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 134
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report profiles the characteristics of the 32,229 new inmate commitments to the New York State Department of Correctional Services in 1992.
Abstract: Of the total, 78 percent were new court commitments, 15 percent were returned parole violators, and 7 percent were other admissions. Overall, 34 percent of the 1992 new commitments had committed violent felonies, 45 percent were drug offenders, 14 percent had committed property crimes, 5 percent were coercive crime offenders, and 2 percent were youthful offenders. Forty-two percent of the new court commitments were first felony offenders, 57 percent were second felony offenders, and 1 percent were persistent felony offenders. The average minimum sentence for 1992 new court commitments was 36.3 months, slightly higher for second felony offenders than for first felony offenders. Statistics are also presented on prior adult criminal record, drug commitments, gender, ethnic group, age, region of the State, country of birth, education, and marital status. 15 tables and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Inmate statistics; New York
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