Subject Area Assignments
2013 Budget Recommendations
Criminal Justice Primer
Almost two-thirds of court admissions to state prison are for property and drug offenses, including drug possession (16 percent), drug sales (15 percent), burglary (9 percent), and auto theft (6 percent).
About one-quarter of admissions to prison from the courts are for violent crimes. Of these, the most common offenses are assault (12 percent) and robbery (5 percent).
The “other crimes” category include weapons possession (6 percent) and driving under the influence (3 percent).
For more information, see a
report on this topic
by California Department of corrections and Rehabilitation.
Criminal Justice and Judiciary
What crimes did prisoners commit?