Expected length of stay of prisoners in state and federal correction facilities in the United States in 2008, by offense category (in months)

Expected length of stay of prisoners in the U.S. 2008, by offense category This statistic shows the expected length of stay of prisoners in state and federal correction facilities in the United States in 2008, by offense category. In 2008, the expected length of stay of prisoners, incarcerated for drug offenses amounted to 15.2 months.
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Average stay in months
Violent offense43.7
Other/unspecified34.9
Total23.5
Drug offense15.2
Property offense15.1
Public-order offense14.9
Average stay in months
Violent offense43.7
Other/unspecified34.9
Total23.5
Drug offense15.2
Property offense15.1
Public-order offense14.9
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This statistic shows the expected length of stay of prisoners in state and federal correction facilities in the United States in 2008, by offense category. In 2008, the expected length of stay of prisoners, incarcerated for drug offenses amounted to 15.2 months.
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Release date
December 2010
Region
United States
Survey time period
2008
Supplementary notes
Violent offenses include murder, non-negligent manslaughter, manslaughter, rape, other sexual assault, robbery, assault, and other violent offenses.
Property offenses include burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, fraud, and other property crimes.
Public-order offenses include weapons, drunk driving, court offenses, commercialized vice, morals and decency offenses, liquor law violations, and other public-order offenses.
Other/unspecified offenses include juvenile offenses and other unspecified offense categories.

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