Success in the Media

80 Percent of Civil Rights Suspects Declined From Federal Prosecution: Federal Suspects Not Prosecuted

Observations 16 to 85 percent of federal suspects in criminal matters concluded are declined from federal prosecution. 80.8 percent of the 631 civil rights violation suspects were declined from federal prosecution. 85.8 percent of 197 threats against the president suspects were declined from federal prosecution. Federal prosecutors have options beyond bringing charges in federal court. […]

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Percent of Arrests Not Prosecuted

Observations Federal Data: 16 to 50 percent of federal crimes are declined from prosecution, per “Federal Justice Statistics.” State Data: 34 percent of state felony cases are not convicted (approximately nine percent involve a deferred adjudication or diversion outcome), per “Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties.” Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking […]

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Felony Sentences Increase During Years of Declining Crime. Why?

Crime in America In 2006 (latest numbers available) state courts sentenced (after finding a defendant guilty) an estimated 1,132,290 people for a felony conviction. That total represents a 37 percent increase from the number of felony offenders sentenced in 1990. See http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/fssc06st.pdf This is somewhat remarkable considering that there has been an almost continuous decrease […]

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Are Violent Offenders Escaping the Criminal Justice System?

It always amazes us when people have inflated opinions about the capacities of the criminal justice system. Watch any evening television show about criminal investigation and you have a plethora of young, great looking people using the latest technology solving crimes and capturing bad guys.   They come up with more clever lines in 30 […]

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Crime and Justice–Hampered by the Numbers

Crime in America.Net crime news. Gentlereaders: In a previous post, we discussed juvenile arrest statistics and compared them to two national studies of crime; all suggest that crime rates and totals are down throughout the Unites States and that this continues an almost continuous trend for the last 15 years or more. We also stated […]

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