STATISTICS

Number of FMR Surveys Received:  981

 

Number of Males:  827

 

Number of Females:  154

 

Average Age at Time of Commission of Crime:  24.8

 

Number Serving Life Without Parole Sentences:  751 (remainder have anywhere from 15-life to 180-life+ sentences)

 

Average Number of Years Served of Sentence:  18.2

African American  39.8%

Mexican/Hispanic   27.4%

Caucasian  22.3%

Asian  4.1%

Native American   2.5%

Other  3.9%

*Survey results are based solely on information reported by inmates themselves. Not every survey was filled out completely; i.e. missing county info, ethnicity question unanswered, etc. but most of the surveys were completed and legible and correct to the best of our knowledge.  Those surveys with questionable data (unclear as to whether or not they were convicted under felony murder) were not included in the compiled data.

*32 remaining reported counties are under 2% each

 

*32 remaining reported counties are under 2% each.

We are the Felony Murder Elimination Project, a growing group of concerned citizens whose goal is the elimination of the Felony Murder Rule from California law.

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We are the Felony Murder Elimination Project, a growing group of concerned citizens whose goal is the elimination of the Felony Murder Rule from California law.  We strive not only to bring an end to the Felony Murder Rule but to bring relief to those who are serving harsh and manifestly disproportionate sentences by its application.  It is our belief that everyone should be held accountable for their actions, but only in proportion to their participation in the crime they commit.