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Title: New York State Criminal Justice Processing, 1981, Volume 2 Felony Offenders Disposed in 1981
Author(s): T J Harig
Corporate Author: New York State, Division of Criminal Justice Services
Bureau of Statistical Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State, Division of Criminal Justice Services
Albany, NY 12203
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 text presents highlights of the processing of New York State felony arrests in 1981 and characterizes the arrests and the offenders.
Abstract: Of the 113,600 felony arrests, 83,867 were from New York City; 17,410 were from other metropolitan areas; and 12,323 were from nonmetropolitan areas. Arrests involved more males (90.1 percent) than females (9.9 percent), more blacks (47.2 percent) than whites (31.3 percent) or Hispanics (21.1 percent), and more young (under 25 years old) offenders (57 percent) than older offenders. Moreover, 46.3 percent of the arrests were for property crimes, 33.9 percent were for personal crimes, and 11 percent were for drug crimes. The overwhelming majority of felony arrests were prosecuted and disposed of as a result of court action. Overall, 62.5 percent of the arrests ultimately resulted in conviction; 46.7 percent of all convictions resulted in incarceration. Seven tables, 38 figures delineating arrest statistics, and 32 notes are included.
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Criminal justice statistics; Felony; New York; Statistical Analysis Centers
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