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Supreme Court releases report of murder and voluntary manslaughter for 2005 & 2006

The Administrative Office of the Courts has released its Report of Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter for Calendar Years 2005 and 2006. The 44 page report, for which 16 of 17 counties reported, provides statistics concerning murder and many manslaughter cases. Among the findings:

In 2005, 10 of 16 counties did not have any murder or voluntary manslaughter cases.
In 2006, 8 of 16 counties did not have any murder of voluntary manslaughter cases.

In 2005, there were 98 cases statewide.
In 2006, there were 122 cases statewide.

In 2005, Clark County had 87% of the murder and voluntary manslaughter cases. Washoe County had 5%.
In 2006, Clark County had 85% of the murder and voluntary manslaughter cases. Washoe County had 8%.

In 2005, the average age of defendants was 28 years, with a median age of 24 years.
In 2006, the average age of defendants was 30 years, with a median age of 27 years.

In both 2005 and 2006, 85% of the defendants were males.

In 2005, 29% of the defendants were black, 32% were white, and 30% were Latino.
In 2006, 33% of the defendants were black, 34% were white, and 21% were Latino.

In 2005 and 2006, 70% of victims were males.

In 2005 and 2006, the average of victims was 32 years and the median age was 30 years.

In 2005, 24% of the victims were black, 36% were white, and 33% were Latino.
In 2006, 18% of the victims were black, 31% were white and 27% were Latino.

In 2005, the average time lapsed between the date of homicde & the date of filing the indictment was 221 days. The range was 1 day to 8,160 days (more than 22 years).

In 2006, the average time lapsed between the date of homicide & the date of the filing of the indictment was 270 days. The range was 1 day to 11,645 days (more than 31 years).

In 2005, the death penalty was sought in 16 of 113 cases, which is 14%.
In 2006, the death penalty was sought in 17 of 141 cases, which is 12%.

In 2005, 22 (19%) of the cases were tried before a jury, 46 (41%) were disposed of by dismissal, plea or other disposition. The remaining cases did not have a disposition.
In 2006, 8 (6%) of the cases were tried before a jury, 36 (25%) were disposed of by dismissal, plea or other disposition. The remaining cases did not have a disposition.

The report includes other statistics for 2005 and 2006 and also includes updated information for 2003 and 2004.


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