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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 153257     Find in a Library
Title: Felony Sentences in the United States, 1992
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): P A Langan
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/1996
Page Count: 11
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: Statistics on felony sentences in 1992 revealed that Federal courts convicted 41,673 persons of violent, property, drug, and other felony offenses, while State courts convicted 893,630 person.
Abstract: Between 1990 and 1992 the number of felony convictions increased 8 percent in State courts and 14 percent in Federal courts. In 1992 the State and Federal courts together imposed prison sentences on 45 percent of all offenders convicted of felonies. Federal courts sentences 59 percent of felons to prison; State courts sentenced 44 percent of felons to prison. State and Federal courts together sentenced 60 percent of the 168,000 felons convicted of violent crime to prison. The average prison sentence for both State and Federal courts was about 6.5 years. Before release from prison in 1992, Federal felons had served an average of 76 percent of their sentence and State felons had served 43 percent. Tables
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Adult felony system ; Sentencing/Sanctions ; Felony ; Federal courts ; State courts ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
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Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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