FY 2014 and First Quarter 2015 Sentencing Trends!

Earlier today, the Sentencing Commission released its data on sentencing trends for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY 2014). Below you’ll find a number of the commonly prosecuted offenses in federal court, the next entry will be the mean (average) sentence, the next figure is the median (halfway point of all sentences) sentence, and the last figure is the number of cases sentenced for that particular crime, nationwide, in FY 2014. There were a total of 75,836 cases sentenced in federal courts in FY 2014—and the only 46% were sentenced within the applicable Guidelines range!

Robbery: 78, 60, & 782

Drugs – Trafficking: 68, 51, & 21,323

Larceny: 10, 2, & 1,408

Fraud: 27, 14, & 7,614

Embezzlement: 10, 6, & 334

Forgery/Counterfeiting: 18, 12, & 713

Tax: 13, 9, & 649

Money Laundering: 32, 18, & 886

Racketeering/Extortion: 88, 58, & 864

Immigration: 15, 10, & 22,238

Child Pornography: 137, 97, & 1,925

http://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/research-and-publications/federal-sentencing-statistics/quarterly-sentencing-updates/USSC-2014_Quarterly_Report_Final.pdf

What follows is the data for the first quarter of FY 2015 for the same offenses using the same statistical measurements:

Robbery: 78, 60, & 200

Drugs – Trafficking: 65, 48, & 4,834

Firearms: 83, 60, & 1,677

Larceny: 14, 6, & 226

Fraud: 29, 15, & 1,765

Embezzlement: 8, 1, & 73

Forgery/Counterfeiting: 16, 12, & 123

Tax: 14, 12, & 152

Money Laundering: 27, 18, & 150

Racketeering/Extortion: 85, 60, & 234

Immigration: 14, 8, & 5,002

Child Pornography: 200, 97, & 464

http://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/research-and-publications/federal-sentencing-statistics/quarterly-sentencing-updates/USSC-2015_1st_Quarterly_Report.pdf

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