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July 18, 2023

US Sentencing Commission releases more "Quick Facts" data on wide range of topics

I have been noticing in recent weeks that the US Sentencing Commission has been releasing a lot more new short data reports in the form of its "Quick Facts" publications. (Long-time readers have long heard me praise the USSC for producing these convenient and informative short data documents, which are designed to "give readers basic facts about a single area of federal crime in an easy-to-read, two-page format").  Here is just a sampling of recent postings by the USSC on this  "Quick Facts" page:

There are so many notable and interesting little data items in these little documents, and I welcome folks highlighting any interesting data points in the comments.  I am eager to flag the continued drop in federal prosecutions for marijuana trafficking, as the FY 2022 shows only 806 persons being federal sentenced for this offense.  (I co-authored an article a few years ago looking at federal marijuana data, titled "How State Reforms Have Mellowed Federal Enforcement of Marijuana Prohibition," which noted that a decade ago nearly 7000 persons were being federal sentenced for marijuana trafficking.) 

July 18, 2023 at 09:53 AM | Permalink


Doug --

The feds never cared that much about pot even when I was there, and that was years ago.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Jul 21, 2023 11:43:38 AM

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