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Federal Firearms-Related Offenses

NCJ Number
Date Published
July 1995
2 pages
Publication Series
This report presents data on Federal firearms-related offenses for 1993.

The data brief notes the association between firearms involvement and an increased severity of sentence as well as a more extensive criminal history for Federal prisoners. The number of offenders sentenced to Federal prison grew 175% from 1982 to 1992. In the 12 months before September 30, 1993, firearms were involved in sentences of almost 7,000 offenders, about a sixth of those sentenced under Federal guidelines.

Date Published: July 1, 1995