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Title: Structured Sentencing Monitoring System; Report for Misdemeanors: January Through June 1995
Author(s): D Meagher; K B Herrin; R L Lubitz
Corporate Author: North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 41
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Cmssn
Raleigh, NC 27602
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North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Cmssn
P.O. Box 2472
Raleigh, NC 27602
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents an analysis of sentences imposed on misdemeanor offenders in North Carolina under the State's Structured Sentencing during the first 6 months of 1995.
Abstract: Issues addressed in this monitoring report include the number of convictions by month, offense class and prior conviction level, demographic characteristics of offenders, types of punishments imposed and average minimum sentences, types of intermediate punishment imposed, and hours of community service imposed. During the reporting period, 57,772 misdemeanor offenders were convicted under Structured Sentencing. Offenders convicted of a Class 1 misdemeanor offense and classified in Prior Conviction Level I accounted for the greatest number of convictions. Demographic data show that approximately 81 percent of all misdemeanor offenders were male; more than half were under the age of 30; and approximately 49 percent were black and 42 percent were white. Approximately 15 percent of all misdemeanor offenders received active punishments; approximately 5 percent received intermediate punishments; and approximately 80 percent received community punishments. Active jail sentences were most often imposed on offenders convicted of a Class 3 misdemeanor offense and classified in Prior Conviction Level III. Property offenses accounted for the highest percentage of offenders who received an active punishment; drug offenses accounted for the lowest percentage of offenders who received an active punishment but accounted for the highest percentage of offenders who received a community punishment. Of all misdemeanor offenders who received community service, those convicted of a property offense were sentenced most often to community service. 19 tables, appended map of judicial divisions and districts, and descriptions of intermediate and community punishments
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Misdemeanor; North Carolina; Offender statistics; Sentencing statistics
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