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July 5, 2022

US Sentencing Commission produces another great updated set of "Quick Facts" publications

Long-time readers have long heard me praise the US Sentencing Commission for producing a steady stream of insightful little data documents in the form of its "Quick Facts" publications (which are designed to "give readers basic facts about a single area of federal crime in an easy-to-read, two-page format").  After finalizing its fiscal year data, the USSC typically provides updated Quick Facts, and here are some of its newest ones:

Sentencing Issues



Sex Offenses

Offender Groups

July 5, 2022 at 10:25 PM | Permalink


Thanks for posting this. A few takeaways:
1. Federal law enforcement is going hard on meth trafficking and Federal judges are giving fairly stiff sentences. one third of defendants convicted of meth trafficking are sentenced to 10+ years.
2. The crack scare has declined as most offenders are getting sentences of less than 5 years. A federal law that eliminates the power/rock disparity will hasten the reduced sentences trafficking crack. It's overdue.
3. The Feds are spending too much time and money on felons with gun cases.

Posted by: anon | Jul 6, 2022 12:37:59 AM

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