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Minnesota Convicted Felony Cases

NCJ Number
153713
Date Published
May 1991
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
This statistical analysis shows that the number of felony arrests in Minnesota leading to a conviction increased by 16 percent between 1985 and 1988 and that nonminorities comprised over 90 percent of total felony arrests leading to a conviction.
Abstract

Of all felony arrests leading to a conviction in 1988, 56 percent were made in a seven-county metropolitan area; 60 percent of metropolitan area arrests were made in Minneapolis or St. Paul and 40 percent were made in the remaining counties. In 1988, the most common felony arrest leading to a conviction was burglary, followed by drug offenses, larceny, and fraud. The average number of days from arrest to court disposition for felony arrests leading to a conviction increased by 30 days between 1985 and 1988, from 237 to 267 days. The most likely outcome for felony arrests leading to a conviction was a jail sentence, followed by a prison sentence; 80 percent of felony arrests leading to a conviction received an incarceration sentence. The number of felony arrests receiving a jail or a prison sentence increased by 32 percent between 1985 and 1988, from 5,174 to 6,825. The average jail sentence decreased from 114.5 days in 1985 to 104.7 days in 1988. The total number of days sentenced to jail for all felony arrests leading to a conviction increased by 31 percent between 1985 and 1988, from 1,715,415 to 2,253,024. The total number of days sentenced to prison increased by 13 percent between 1985 and 1988, from 429,261 to 484,552. 18 displays

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