Career Offenders

(April 2020)  In fiscal year 2019, 76,538 cases were reported to the Commission. Of these, 1,737 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.