The report details the work of the Commission during 2013, and provides an overview of felony sentencing practices and trends in Minnesota. The report details modifications to the Guidelines effective August 1, 2013, and the use of firearms in crimes. One of the highlighted topics is an outcome study of drug offenders, performed by MSGC staff, which analyzed sentencing trends and re-conviction rates of first- and second-degree controlled substance offenders. For more information, read the full Report to the Legislature.
2012 MSGC Recap Reports: DWI, CVH, and CVI
MSGC Recap Reports take the same great info found in our full length reports, and condenses it into an easy-to-read two page hand out. This year, our Recap Reports address felony-level driving while impaired (DWI) offenses, and criminal vehicular homicide (CVH) and criminal vehicular injury (CVI) offenses. Each report sets forth the basic statistics for the offense such as case volume, incarceration rate, and departure rate. And each report highlights a unique trend relating to the particular offense. For more information regarding DWI, CVH, and CVI offenses, read the Recap Reports located in reports.
2012 Summary of Sentencing Statistics Now Online
The 2012 data set was recently finalized and several reports are now available online. In 2012, there were 15,207 felony offenders sentenced, which was an overall increase of 4% over the number sentenced in 2011. Property offenses grew the most at nearly 9%, person offenses were up almost 4%, and drug offenses rose a little over 4%. While the overall number of offenders sentenced in the "Other" category did not fluctuate, within the category, felony DWI offenses decreased by 4% while non-person sex offenses (e.g., failure to register, and pornography offenses) increased by 4%. Minnesota's rise in felony sentences is consistent with national trends. For information about overall incarceration and departure rates, read the Annual Summary Statistics for Felony Offenders located in Reports. Check back soon for other data reports.
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