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NCJ Number: 97847 Find in a Library
Title: 1983 Violent Felony and Firearm Offenses in New York State
Author(s): L Singer; M Dumin; J Lake
Corporate Author: New York State
Division of Criminal Justice Services
Office of Policy Analysis Research and Statistical Service
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: New York State
Albany, NY 12203
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data on the processing and disposition of violent felony and firearms offenses in New York State in 1983 as well as on mitigating circumstances in such offenses.
Abstract: Violent felony indictments accounted for 50.4 percent of all indictments, and 73.5 percent of the violent felony indictments resulted in convictions. State prison was the sentence in 58 percent of the cases; the median processing time was 158 days. A total of 13,363 arrests for felony firearms offenses were reported during 1983, resulting in 11,389 firearm indictments. The statewide conviction rate was 79.7 percent, and the median processing time from indictment to disposition was 172 days. A total of 1,020 transcripts of court cases cited mitigating circumstances which affected mandatory sentence terms. Thirteen figures and 59 tables illustrate the data. Appendixes contain definitions, technical specifications, and data collection forms; one appendix notes basic provisions of felony law.
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Dispositions; New York; Social control; Statistical Analysis Centers; Violent crimes; Weapons violations
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