Career Offenders

(August 2019)  In FY 2018, 69,425 cases were reported to the Commission. Of these, 1,597 involved career offenders. A career offender is someone who commits a crime of violence or a controlled substance offense after two prior felony convictions for those crimes. The sentencing guidelines assign all career offenders to Criminal History Category (CHC) VI and to offense levels at or near the statutory maximum penalty of the offense of conviction.