2023 Criminal History Data Briefing

Public Data Briefing: Proposed 2023 Criminal History Amendment

(January 23, 2023)  The Commission is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines. Commission staff prepared a data presentation to inform public comment on a proposed amendment related to criminal history and the Commission’s implementation of 28 U.S.C. § 994(j). This briefing presents data on following aspects of criminal history to help inform public comment on the three-part proposed amendment:

  • status points;
  • offenders with zero criminal history points; and,
  • simple possession of marijuana offenses.

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The deadline for public comment is March 14, 2023.