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Crimes and Sentencing of 10-20-Life Felons

Crime Type
Excluding Per Se Weapons Crimes

Per se weapons crimes are those that involve the illegal firing, possession, carrying, transporting, dealing, or purchasing of certain guns, regardless of any use or intended use in another crime. The 10-20-Life law imposes a 3-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for those criminals previously convicted of felonies who possess guns.

For specific numbers please refer to the previous data table on Types of Crime Committed.

All mandatories excluding weapons crimes:  Robbery (50.5%), Murder/Manslaugher (22.6%), Other Violent (18.2%), Burglary (7.1%), 
Sexual/Lewd behavior (0.9%) Drugs (0.7%)

  • Of the 1,274 felons who received their longest mandatory minimum 10-20-Life term for a per se weapons crime, all but 23 received that sentence for felon possessing a gun. Excluding per se weapons crimes shows what kind of crimes 10-20-Life felons used a gun to commit.

  • Robbery accounts for the longest mandatory sentence for most 10-20-Life felons (49.4%), excluding per se weapons crimes.

  • Murder or manslaughter accounts for the longest mandatory sentence for 22.7% of 10-20-Life felons, excluding per se weapons crimes.

  • Other violent crime (aggravated assault, aggravated battery, carjacking, etc.) accounts for the longest mandatory sentence for 15.2% of 10-20-Life felons and burglary accounts for the longest mandatory sentence for 10.9%, excluding per se weapons crimes.


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