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Facts and Figures

Percentage of Guitly Defendants Sentenced to 61+ Months, Life, or Death

Circuit FY 06 FY 07 FY 08 FY 09 FY 10
1st
51%
46%
49%
48%
55%
2nd
44%
43%
43%
41%
36%
3rd
58%
56%
50%
53%
54%
4th
60%
63%
64%
65%
63%
5th
47%
45%
47%
45%
44%
6th
53%
57%
57%
51%
52%
7th
57%
61%
57%
53%
52%
8th
47%
44%
43%
44%
45%
9th
42%
40%
39%
40%
39%
10th
44%
43%
43%
41%
36%
11th
56%
57%
59%
58%
58%
DC
37%
49%
55%
44%
67%

Firearms/Project Safe Neighborhoods

History

  • For the last decade, we have filed one defendant for every 2,650 people in America

graph of psn figures

Fiscal Year 1998: 5,876 Defendants
Fiscal Year 1999: 7,057 Defendants
Fiscal Year 2000: 8,054 Defendants
Fiscal Year 2001: 8,845 Defendants
Fiscal Year 2002: 10,634 Defendants
Fiscal Year 2003: 13,037 Defendants
Fiscal Year 2004: 12,962 Defendants
Fiscal Year 2005: 13,062 Defendants
Fiscal Year 2006: 12,479 Defendants
Fiscal Year 2007: 12,087 Defendants
Fiscal Year 2008: 11,974 Defendants
Fiscal Year 2009: 11,722 Defendants
Fiscal Year 2010: 11,421 Defendants

Fiscal Year 2010

  • Conviction rate: 92.6%
  • Percentage of guilty defendants sentenced to prison: 92%
  • Percentage of prison sentences for more than five years: 53%

Fiscal Year 2011

  • We are 456 defendants (8.8%) higher than where we were this time last fiscal year
  • On pace to have the most defendants filed since FY 2006

Notes:

*Caseload data extracted from the United States Attorneys' Case Management System.
**Includes any and all criminal cases where 18 U.S.C. 922 or 924 was brought as any charge against a defendant. However, both statutes were run together to eliminate any double counting of cases/defendants when
more than one subsection of Section 922 or 924 was charged against the same defendant, or both Sections 922 and 924 were charged against the same defendant.

Average Months Sentenced to Prison

Project Safe Neighborhoods Average Months Sentenced to Prison

Fiscal Year Average Months Sentenced to Prison Number of Life Sentences
FY 06
103
121
FY 07
103
98
FY 08
103
90
FY 09
204
94
FY 10
226
59

United States Attorneys - Criminal Caseload Statistics
18 U.S.C. 922 and 924*
Cases Filed per District - FY 2011**

Criminal Caseload Statistics

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*Includes any and all criminal cases where 18 U.S.C. 922 or 924 was brought as any charge against a defendant. However, both statutes were run together to eliminate any double counting of cases/defendants when more than one subsection of the Section 922 or 924 was charged against the same defendant, or both Section 922 and 924 were charged against the same defendant.
**FY 2011 numbers are straight-line projections based on actual data through the end of March 2011.
Caseload data extracted from the United States Attorneys' Case Management System.