Oklahoma Sentences Longer Than U.S. Average.For crimes ranging from rape to drug possession, the average prison sentences in Oklahoma are longer than the U.S. average, an Oklahoma Senate The Oklahoma Senate is the upper house of the two houses of the Legislature of Oklahoma, the lower house being the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The total number of Senators is set at 48 by the Oklahoma Constitution. staff study confirmed last month.
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1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the study, the national average prison sentence for a rape conviction Noun 1. rape conviction - conviction for rape
judgment of conviction, sentence, conviction, condemnation - (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise" is 13.2 years, however, in Oklahoma, the average sentence is 22.9 years. The national average sentence for robbery is 9.7 years, compared to 21.5 years in Oklahoma. For aggravated assault A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he or she attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another or causes such injury purposely, knowingly, or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or attempts to cause or purposely or , the U.S. average is 6.6 years and the Oklahoma average is 12.2 years. The national average for burglary is 5.8 years, whereas the Oklahoma average is 14.2 years. The U.S. average sentence for drug possession is 4.2 years, compared to 7.4 years for Oklahoma. The national average sentence for drug trafficking is 5.5 years and the average for Oklahoma is 16.4 years.
Source: The Oklahoman Online.