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State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1992

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Date Published
May 1996
68 pages
Between 1988 and 1992, the volume of felony convictions in State courts rose by 34 percent; the greatest increases in the number of convictions were for aggravated assault (up 57 percent) and drug trafficking (up 53 percent).

This report presents detailed findings from the 1992 nationally representative sample survey of felons convicted in State courts in 300 counties. It includes tables on the number of felony offenders convicted in State courts, the sentences they received for the offenses they committed, demographic characteristics of convicted felons, the number of felons sentenced to probation, the number of felons convicted by trial and guilty plea, the amount of time required to process felony conviction cases, regional variation in adjudication and sentencing, and trends in drug trafficking from 1986 to 1992.

Date Published: May 1, 1996