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Table 1

Offense Types, First Entry to Prison, and Proportions of Versatile Offenders

offense categoryoffense typenumber of women first imprisoned for offenseversatile offenders (%)
Theft Larceny offenses 822 27.9 
Receiving stolen goods 116 24.1 
Pickpocketing 105 51.4 
Fraud offenses 98 13.3 
Robbery 34 58.8 
Burglary 22 36.4 
Stock offenses 13 53.8 
Violence Threatening life or harm 263 31.9 
Assault, wounding, injury, or attempted murder 176 37.5 
Murder or manslaughter 80 8.8 
Public order Vagrancy, begging, or lacking lawful means of support 2,074 18.7 
Disorderly, indecent, or riotous conduct 1,220 16.3 
Drunkenness 311 27.3 
Prostitution 169 29 
Obscene, indent, or abusive language 139 28.8 
Consorting with or keeping a house frequented by thieves, rogues, or suspected persons 71 32.4 
Other Offenses against justice or courts 43 37.2 
Offenses involving care of children 36 16.7 
Damaging property 40 42.5 
Concealment of birth 35 2.9 
Arson 33 12.1 
Intent to commit or aiding a felony 22 13.6 
Suicide 19 52.6 
Illegally selling liquor 17 11.8 
Abortion 11 
Bigamy 11.1 
Miscellaneous offenses 44 31.8 
Unknown 20 15 
offense categoryoffense typenumber of women first imprisoned for offenseversatile offenders (%)
Theft Larceny offenses 822 27.9 
Receiving stolen goods 116 24.1 
Pickpocketing 105 51.4 
Fraud offenses 98 13.3 
Robbery 34 58.8 
Burglary 22 36.4 
Stock offenses 13 53.8 
Violence Threatening life or harm 263 31.9 
Assault, wounding, injury, or attempted murder 176 37.5 
Murder or manslaughter 80 8.8 
Public order Vagrancy, begging, or lacking lawful means of support 2,074 18.7 
Disorderly, indecent, or riotous conduct 1,220 16.3 
Drunkenness 311 27.3 
Prostitution 169 29 
Obscene, indent, or abusive language 139 28.8 
Consorting with or keeping a house frequented by thieves, rogues, or suspected persons 71 32.4 
Other Offenses against justice or courts 43 37.2 
Offenses involving care of children 36 16.7 
Damaging property 40 42.5 
Concealment of birth 35 2.9 
Arson 33 12.1 
Intent to commit or aiding a felony 22 13.6 
Suicide 19 52.6 
Illegally selling liquor 17 11.8 
Abortion 11 
Bigamy 11.1 
Miscellaneous offenses 44 31.8 
Unknown 20 15 
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