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Federal Criminal Justice Trends, 2003

NCJ Number
205331
Date Published
August 2006
Author(s)
Mark A. Motivans, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Presents data on Federal criminal justice trends from 1994-2003. This report summarizes the activities of agencies at each stage of the Federal criminal case process.
Abstract

Presents data on Federal criminal justice trends from 1994-2003. This report summarizes the activities of agencies at each stage of the Federal criminal case process. It includes 10-year trend statistics on the number arrested (with detail on drug offenses); number and disposition of suspects investigated by U.S. attorneys; number of persons detained prior to trial; number of defendants in cases filed, convicted, and sentenced; and number of offenders under Federal correctional supervision (incarceration, supervised release, probation, and parole). This is a web only document.

Highlights
  • Drug offenses remained the most prevalent offense across stages over 10-year period.
  • The percent of suspects prosecuted (of matters concluded by U.S. attorneys) increased from 54% in 1994 to 62% in 2003.
  • Seventy-six percent of defendants terminating pretrial services in 2003 were detained compared with 58% in 1994.
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