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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2009 - Statistical Tables

NCJ Number
Date Published
December 2013
40 pages
Brian A. Reaves, Ph.D.
Data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2009 State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS) program - which periodically tracks a sample of felony cases filed in the Nation's 75 most populous counties - cover arrest charges, demographic characteristics, criminal histories, pretrial processing, adjudication, and sentencing.
Data on arrest charges address the most serious and the second most serious arrest charges, as well as the most frequently charged felony offense. Data on demographic characteristics of felony defendants report on the age at arrest in 2009, as well as age of felony defendants processed between 1990 and 2009; gender of felony defendants processed in 2009; and their race and Hispanic or Latino origin. Data on the criminal history of felony defendants indicate the number on probation or parole at the time of arrest, the number of prior arrest charges for 2009 and 1990-2009, the number of prior convictions by most serious current arrest charge, the most serious prior conviction by age at arrest, and prior conviction records for felony defendants processed in the years 1990-2009. Data pertinent to pretrial release and detention report on the number released before or detained until case disposition, time between arrest and pretrial release by most serious charge, type of pretrial release, bail amount by most serious arrest charge, median and mean bail amounts by pretrial release/detention outcome and most serious charge, the use of financial conditions for pretrial release 1990-2009, released felony defendants who failed to make a scheduled court appearance by most serious charge, and released defendants rearrested prior to case disposition by most serious arrest charge. Data on adjudication pertain to processing time from arrest to adjudication, and adjudication outcome by most serious charge. Sentencing data focus on the type and length of sentence for convicted felony defendants. 31 tables and 22 figures

Date Created: December 20, 2013