Topic:
FIREARMS; JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT; PROSECUTION; CRIME; FELONIES; STATISTICAL INFORMATION; WEAPONS;
Location:
WEAPONS - FIREARMS;

OLR Research Report


March 29, 2006

 

2006-R-0263

FIREARM CRIMES PROCEDURAL OUTCOMES

By: Natalie Wagner, Legislative Fellow

You asked for the number of prosecutions under specific firearm-related statutes since 1997.

Table 1 shows the number of charges disposed of and those resulting in convictions from year 2000 through 2005. According to the Judicial Department, this information is no longer available for years prior to 2000.

Table 1: Procedural Outcomes of Selected Offenses

2000 through 2005

Violation

FY 2000 - 01

FY 2001 - 02

FY 2002 - 03

FY 2003 - 04

FY 2004 - 05

Disp.

Conv.

Disp.

Conv.

Disp.

Conv.

Disp.

Conv.

Disp.

Conv.

1st-degree manslaughter with a firearm (53a-55a)

15

12

9

8

22

14

14

12

16

14

2nd-degree manslaughter with a firearm (53a-56a)

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2nd-degree assault with a firearm (53a-60a)

17

4

24

6

19

7

15

5

31

5

2nd-degree assault of a victim age 60 or older with a firearm (53a-60c)

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

7

0

1st-degree kidnapping with a firearm (53a-92a)

14

2

23

3

19

2

28

9

62

1

2nd-degree kidnapping with a firearm (53a-94a)

0

0

4

1

2

0

10

4

4

1

2nd-degree burglary with a firearm (53a-102a)

2

0

8

1

4

1

6

2

6

2

Display, threaten to use, or purport to have an assault weapon while committing a class A, B, or C felony (53-202j)

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Display, threaten to use, or purport to have a firearm other than an assault weapon while committing a class A, B, or C felony (53-202k)

15

1

5

1

28

19

15

1

8

0

Source: Judicial Department

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