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Title: CALIFORNIA PRISONERS, 1976 - SUMMARY STATISTICS OF FELON PRISONERS AND PAROLEES
Author(s): M V RYAN; W C PANNELL; E F WITECK; D GOOD
Corporate Author: California Health and Welfare Agency
United States of America

California Dept of Corrections
Policy and Planning Division
Management Information Section
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of Corrections
Sacramento, CA 95814
California Health and Welfare Agency
Sacramento, CA 95814
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT PRESENTS STATISTICAL DATA ON FELONS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (CDC) DURING 1976, ALONG WITH COMPARATIVE DATA FROM PRIOR YEARS.
Abstract: YOUTH AUTHORITY WARDS, NARCOTIC ADDICTS RECEIVED AS CIVIL COMMITMENTS, AND PERSONS TRANSFERRED FROM OTHER AGENCIES ARE INCLUDED IN THE DATA. DURING 1976, CDC POPULATION INCREASED BY 5.3 PERCENT FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. TOTAL POPULATION ON DECEMBER 31, 1976, WAS 21,088 PEOPLE, OR 98 PER 100,000 POPULATION. THE 6,910 FELONS COMMITTED INCLUDED 6,463 MALES AND 447 FEMALES. ROBBERY WAS THE MOST FREQUENT CONVICTION AMONG MALE FELONS; BURGLARY WAS SECOND. MEDIAN AGE OF NEW FELONS WAS 26.8 YEARS FOR MEN AND 28.2 YEARS FOR WOMEN. THREE OFFENSE GROUPS (HOMICIDE, ROBBERY, AND ASSAULT) ACCOUNTED FOR 53.4 PERCENT OF THE MALE FELONS AND 40.2 PERCENT OF THE FEMALES. AT THE END OF 1966, THE RESPECTIVE PERCENTAGES WERE 38.6 AND 29.7. AMONG FELONS RELEASED FOR PAROLE, THE 5,430 MALES SERVED A MEDIAN OF 34 MONTHS IN PRISON, COMPARED TO 25 MONTHS FOR THE 399 WOMEN. PAROLE POPULATION TOTALED 13,049, A DROP OF 10.4 PERCENT DURING THE YEAR. THE PAROLE SUSPENSION RATE FOR MALES FIRST RELEASED TO PAROLE WAS 12.1 PERCENT, VERSUS 7.3 PERCENT FOR WOMEN. EXTENSIVE TABLES AND FIGURES PRESENT BREAKDOWNS BY OFFENSE, AGE, ETHNIC GROUP, PRIOR COMMITMENT RECORDS, AND RELATED CATEGORIES; APPENDED TABLES LIST FELON POPULATIONS BY INSTITUTION AND GEOGRAPHIC AREA. (CFW)
Index Term(s): California; Community-based corrections (adult); Crime Statistics; Furloughs; Inmate statistics; Offender statistics; Parole statistics; Work release
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