The annual 2015 MSGC Report to the Legislature is now available. The report contains two required reports: modifications to the Guidelines, and use of firearms as reported by Minnesota's County Attorneys. The report also highlights topics that may be of interest to the legislature: sentencing and departure trends; a special review of controlled substance departures; and updates on Commission and staff activities.
2013 Sentencing Practices Now Available
The 2013 Sentencing Practices: Annual Summary Statistics for Felony Offenders is now available. This report provides an overview of felony sentencing practices including demographics, trends, incarceration rates, departures, and more. There were 15,318 felony offenders sentenced in 2013; an increase of 0.7 percent from the number sentenced in 2012. The number of offenders sentenced decreased for Person, Property, and DWI offenses. For more information see the full report.
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