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Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2004

NCJ Number
Date Published
July 2007
4 pages
Matthew R. Durose; Patrick A. Langan Ph.D.
Publication Series
This report presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts in 2004.
Data were collected through a survey of a nationally representative sample of State courts in 300 counties in 2004. The number and characteristics (age, sex, and race) of offenders who were sentenced to prison, jail or probation are reported for the five major categories. Trends from 1994 to 2004 highlight the number of adults convicted of felonies as well as the types of conviction offenses and sentence lengths imposed. See also: State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 2004--Statistical Tables. Report highlights include: (1) between 1994 and 2004, the number of felony convictions in State courts increased 24 percent; (2) 94 percent of felony convictions occurred in State courts, the remaining 6 percent in Federal courts; and (3) 7 in 10 convicted felons in State courts were sentenced to incarceration. Tables

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