Our Police Protectors
History of New York Police
Chapter 7, Part 5

By Holice and Debbie

 

Statement of convictions, acquittals, etc., had in the Courts of Oyer and Terminer and General Sessions of the Peace, in and for the city and county of New York, from 1841 to 1850, a period of ten years:

OFFENCES

1841

1842

1843

1844

1845

1846

1847

1848

1849

1850

Murder

1

2

. .

2

1

1

1

1

.

Arson, First degree (capital)

. .

1

. . . . .

1

.

Manslaughter (various degrees)

8

.

3

7

2

2

1

3

6

4

Assault & Battery, with intent to kill or maim

2

3

4

8

4

6

4

3

6

5

Assault & Battery with intent to rob

. .

1

. . . . .

2

2

Rape, and intent to commit rape

4

.

1

1

5

4

5

1

4

2

Abandoning child on public highway

1

. . . . .

1

. . .

Robbery-1st degree

4

5

.

3

2

3

11

6

4

10

Riot, w/assault

26

6

8

17

7

2

 

4

13

40

Assault & Battery

10

73

86

81

52

39

40

47

19

50

Procuring abortion

2

. .

5

.

2

1

. . .

Bigamy

2

1

2

.

3

2

5

8

1

3

Incest

. . . . . . . . . .

Sodomy

. . . . . .

1

.

1

.

Perjury and subornation of perjury

.

2

2

2

2

. . .

2

.

Arson (not capital)

1

1

. . . . . . . .

Burglary (various degrees)

28

55

68

55

43

24

32

31

18

51

Attempt to commit felonies

7

2

5

6

4

6

10

6

10

10

Embezzlement

.

1

.

1

. .

1

1

. .

Grand larceny, & Second Offences

90

71

84

58

73

76

61

91

87

86

Petit larceny, and attempt to commit petit larceny

57

48

40

42

40

88

66

54

95

101

Petit larceny, second offense

4

. .

3

1

3

. . . .

Obtaining property by false pretenses

4

3

5

7

8

9

10

16

10

11

Conspiracy

.

1

2

4

. .

2

5

.

2

Carrying slung shot (felony)

. . . . . . . .

3

3

Receiving Stolen goods (scienter)

10

8

3

10

6

5

7

8

13

8

Accessory to felony

. . .

1

.

1

. . . .

Forgery (various degrees)

4

27

22

8

11

9

7

7

12

13

Receiving challenge to fight duel

.

1

. . . . . . . .

Breaking prison

. . .

1

1

.

1

. . .

Aiding prisoners to escape

. .

1

1

.

1

. . . .

Keeping gambling & disorderly house

12

16

12

24

7

36

18

.

16

16

Nuisance

13

2

2

1

4

5

.

3

.

1

Selling, issuing & Advertising Lottery Tickets

10

4

2

3

.

2

2

4

.

1

Libel

2

10

13

2

2

4

.

1

.

2

Cruelty to animals

. .

2

. . . . . .

1

Selling liquor w/o license

1

. .

4

3

1

1

. . .

Misdemeanor

3

12

7

8

1

4

8

14

1

8

Acquitted

153

163

119

103

142

72

78

107

91

102

Sentenced to be executed

1

2

. .

2

1

1

1

2

.

Sentenced to State Prison

138

151

169

127

125

113

121

136

145

168

Sentenced to County prison

82

78

60

91

64

115

86

96

124

113

Sentenced to House of Refuge

11

12

11

11

25

18

19

19

4

21

Indictments found by Grand Jury

871

909

942

807

765

767

593

631

639

788

Complaints dismissed by Grand Jury

312

294

271

213

403

216

182

206

206

413

 

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Our Police Protectors, History of the New York Police, Published for the benefit of the Police Pension Fund, by Augustine Costello, Published by Author, 1885.

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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