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Title: Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2000
Author(s): Gerard Rainville; Brian A. Reaves Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: December 2003
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data collected from a representative sample of felony cases filed in 40 of the Nation’s 75 largest counties during May 2000.
Abstract: The cases are tracked for up to 1 year to provide a complete overview of the processing of felony defendants. Data collected includes current arrest charges, demographic characteristics, prior arrests and convictions, criminal justice status at arrest, type of pretrial release or detention, bail amount, court appearance record, adjudication outcome, and sentence received if convicted. This periodic report is published every 2 years. Highlights include the following: (1) since 1990, the proportion of defendants charged with a violent offense has remained at about a fourth; (2) 38 percent of all defendants were detained until court disposed of their case, including 7 percent who were denied bail; and (3) at the time of arrest, 35 percent of defendants had an active criminal justice status such as probation (14 percent), release pending disposition of a prior-case (13 percent), or parole (6 percent). Tables, charts, and graphs
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Adult felony system; Case processing; Felony; Felony courts; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Parole statistics; Statistics
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