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Federal Firearms-Related Offenses: Federal Offenses and Offenders

NCJ Number
148950
Date Published
July 1995
Author(s)
Ken Carlson, Abt Associates; Tanutda Pittayathikhun, Abt Associates
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Notes the association between firearms involvement and an increased severity of sentence as well as a more extensive criminal history for federal prisoners.
Abstract

The data brief notes the association between firearms involvement and an increased severity of sentence as well as a more extensive criminal history for Federal prisoners. The number of offenders sentenced to Federal prison grew 175% from 1982 to 1992. In the 12 months before September 30, 1993, firearms were involved in sentences of almost 7,000 offenders, about a sixth of those sentenced under Federal guidelines.

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