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Q: Annual Number & Resolution of U.S. Criminal Trials ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
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Subject: Annual Number & Resolution of U.S. Criminal Trials
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jayschool-ga
List Price: $35.00
Posted: 07 Sep 2005 12:33 PDT
Expires: 07 Oct 2005 12:33 PDT
Question ID: 565308
I need to know the number of annual CRIMINAL court cases that GO TO
TRIAL in the United States (10 most recent available years) and:
1.  How many result in conviction each year?
2.  How many result in acquital each year?
3.  How many are resolved by a plea bargain AFTER the court trial has begun?
4.  How many are withdrawn by the prosecution AFTER the court trial has begun?

If you can't find info on the past ten years, I'll be okay with the
most recent year available and any previous years you can count.

I need to know the source of the information and need it to be
defintive:  either from the government itself or from a respected
professional association or consultancy.

Request for Question Clarification by websearcher-ga on 07 Sep 2005 13:03 PDT
Hi jayschool:

I know it doesn't answer your questions *precisely*, but the following
table of U.S. District Court statistics (i.e., NOT including state
courts) from 1945 - 2003 is pretty interesting.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 2003, page 423
URL: http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/pdf/t522.pdf

This source is cited by the U.S. Department of Justice:

U.S. Department of Justice  Office of Justice Programs Bureau of
Justice Statistics
URL: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/scjs02.htm

I couldn't find a more authoritative study of trial outcomes in the U.S. 

I realize that this isn't likely to satisfy your requirements, but let
me know if it is enough information for your needs.

Thanks. 

websearcher

Clarification of Question by jayschool-ga on 07 Sep 2005 15:23 PDT
This looks fine to me as is.  Go ahead and respond officially so that
you can get paid.  Thanks!
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Subject: Re: Annual Number & Resolution of U.S. Criminal Trials
Answered By: websearcher-ga on 07 Sep 2005 16:52 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hi jayschool:

I know it doesn't answer your questions *precisely*, but the following
table of U.S. District Court statistics (i.e., NOT including state
courts) from 1945 - 2003 is pretty interesting.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 2003, page 423
URL: http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/pdf/t522.pdf

This source is cited by the U.S. Department of Justice:

U.S. Department of Justice  Office of Justice Programs Bureau of
Justice Statistics
URL: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/scjs02.htm

I couldn't find a more authoritative study of trial outcomes in the U.S. 

Search Strategy (on Google): 
* "department of justice"
* "plea bargain" site:.edu
* "plea bargain" site:.gov

Thanks. 

websearcher
jayschool-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
I was very pleased with websearcher.  He/she responded quickly and
offered some information without obligation in order to be of help.

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