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Felony Sentences in the United States, 1994

NCJ Number
Date Published
July 1997
11 pages
Publication Series
Data on convictions and felony sentences in Federal and State courts reveal that in 1994 these courts convicted 911,842 persons of violent crimes, property crimes, drug law offenses, and other felonies.

Presents the latest available figures for both State and Federal sentencing, reporting that in 1994 the Nation's courts convicted a total of about 900,000 persons of a felony offense. State courts accounted for 96% of the national total and Federal courts for 4%. The Nation's courts sentenced 46% of convicted felons to prison, 25% to jail, and 29% to probation.

Date Published: July 1, 1997