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  NCJ Number: NCJ 160934     Find in a Library
  Title: Noncitizens in the Federal Criminal Justice System, 1984-94
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): J Scalia
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1996
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: Between 1984 and 1994, the number of noncitizens serving a sentence of imprisonment in Federal prisons increased by an average of 15 percent annually, from 4,088 to 18,929; in contrast, the overall Federal prison population increased by an average of 10 percent annually, from 31,105 to 87,437.
  Abstract: Of noncitizens prosecuted in Federal courts during 1994, 55 percent were in the United States legally. During 1984, about 35 percent of noncitizens prosecuted in Federal courts were charged with a drug offense. By 1994, the proportion charged with a drug offense increased to 45 percent. Nearly all prosecutions for immigration offenses (93 percent) involved noncitizens, and 1.4 percent of noncitizens prosecuted in Federal courts were charged with a violent crime, compared to 8.5 percent of citizens. Noncitizens convicted of a Federal drug offense were more likely than citizens to have played a minor role in the drug conspiracy. About 29 percent of noncitizens convicted of a drug offense received a downward sentencing adjustment for mitigating role, compared to 14 percent of citizens. 14 tables and 3 figures
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
  Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Violent crimes ; Immigration offenses ; Drug law offenses ; Federal courts ; Violent offenders ; Drug offenders ; Illegal Immigrants/Aliens ; Alien criminality
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report, August 1996.
   
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