Average Sentence Length and Time Served
Oklahoma vs. U.S. Average

Crime Type
U.S. Avg
Prison Sentence
in Years
OK Avg
Prison Sentence
in Years
U.S. Avg
% of Sentence
Served
OK Avg
% of Sentence
Served
U.S. Avg
Time Served
in Years
OK Avg
Time Served
in Years
OK Time
Served as
% of U.S.
Rape
13.2
22.9
55%
45%
7.3
10.3
142%
Robbery
9.7
21.5
46%
49%
4.5
10.5
236%
Agg. Assault
6.6
12.2
49%
51%
3.2
6.2
192%
Burglary
5.8
14.2
39%
42%
2.3
6.0
264%
Drug Possession
4.2
7.4
32%
40%
1.3
3.0
220%
Drug Trafficking
5.5
16.4
38%
35%
2.1
5.7
275%
Sources:
U.S. data from Crime and Justice Atlas, U.S. Department of Justice, June 1998
Oklahoma data from DOC Summary of Statistics of Inmate Population, 12/21/00, and
DOC Summary of Time Served Statistics for Prison Releases in 1999, report date 2/4/00