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New York State Felony Processing Final Report Indictment Through Disposition January-December 2010

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Date Published
June 2011
36 pages
This report summarizes information on the processing of felony cases in New York State's superior courts from January through December 2010, complying with Section 837-a of the Executive Law, which requires the State's Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to collect and analyze statistical information on felony indictments and superior court information (SCI), as well as the disposition of those cases.
Statistics in this report are based on data posted to the Computerized Criminal History database as of May 23, 2011. The felony processing file identifies the county in which the prosecution occurred and the prosecutor's office that prosecuted the case. The latter includes the 62 county district attorneys, the New York City Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor (OSNP), and three units within the State's Attorney General's Office. OSNP prosecutes cases in New York County (Manhattan) Supreme Court, but the cases the office prosecutes can originate in any of New York City's five boroughs. In 2010, approximately 78 percent of cases prosecuted by OSNP originated in New York County. Some of the statistical tables contain information on cases opened in superior court in 2010. Other tables contain information on cases that reached final disposition in 2010. Cases in these tables may be for indictments or SCIs from the same year or from previous years. The report contains 21 statistical tables. Eighteen tables present felony case processing statistics for New York State. Data pertain to actions by offense category, including dispositions, sentencing, and days to final disposition and sentence for felony actions. Three tables present summary statistics for prosecutors' offices.