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Federal Criminal Justice Trends, 2003

NCJ Number
Date Published
August 2006
62 pages
Mark Motivans
Publication Series
Publication Type
This report presents data on Federal criminal justice trends from 1994-2003.
This report summarizes the activities of agencies at each stage of the Federal criminal case process. It includes 10-year trend statistics on the number arrested (with detail on drug offenses); number and disposition of suspects investigated by U.S. attorneys; number of persons detained prior to trial; number of defendants in cases filed, convicted, and sentenced; and number of offenders under Federal correctional supervision (incarceration, supervised release, probation, and parole). Highlights include the following: Drug offenses remained the most prevalent offense across stages over the 10-year period; the percent of suspects prosecuted (of matters concluded by U.S. Attorneys) increased from 54 percent in 1994 to 62 percent in 2003; 76 percent of defendants terminating pretrial services in 2003 were detained compared with 58 percent in 1994. This report updates Federal Criminal Case Processing. To view a list of all in the series go to the publications page. Appendix, figures, and tables
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