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March 5, 2024

US Sentencing Commission releases its 2023 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics

I received via email this morning some exciting news for federal sentencing data nerds:

Today the U.S. Sentencing Commission released its 2023 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics (covering October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023).

The Sourcebook presents information on the 64,124 individuals sentenced in fiscal year 2023 — a federal caseload that held steady from the previous year.  The Sourcebook provides the public with a comprehensive and timely compilation of information received and analyzed by the Commission and collected from the 300,000+ sentencing documents submitted by the federal courts nationwide.

The Commission typically publishes its yearly Annual Report with its yearly Sourcebook, though the email I received indicted that this report would be forthcoming.  In future posts, I may try to mine some interesting factoids from the official FY2023 federal sentencing data, but I already noticed that it appears the number of sentencings in FY2023 (61,124) appears to be remarkably close to the sentencings completed in FY2022 (61,142 as reported in this prior post).

March 5, 2024 at 09:23 AM | Permalink


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