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NCJ Number: NCJ 198821     Find in a Library
Title: Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2000
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Author(s): Matthew R. Durose ; Patrick A. Langan Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts.
Abstract: The data were collected in a nationally representative survey of 344 counties in 2000. Within the 12 offense categories reported are the number and characteristics (age, sex, race) of offenders who were sentenced to prison, jail, or probation. Trends from 1992 to 2000 highlight the number, sentence type, sentence length, and characteristics of adults convicted of felonies. This periodic report is published every 2 years. Highlights include the following: State courts sentenced 40 percent of convicted felons to a State prison, 28 percent to a local jail, and 32 percent to straight probation with no jail or prison time to serve. Drug offenders were 34.6 percent of felons convicted in State courts in 2000. Guilty pleas accounted for 95 percent of felony convictions in State courts in 2000.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Female offenders ; Offense statistics ; Felony ; Male offenders ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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