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

By Holice and Debbie

 

Convictions, acquittals and discharges by the court of General Sessions from the year 1838 to 1847, inclusive:

OFFENCES

1838

1839

1840

1841

1842

1843

1844

1845

1846

1847

Convictions, petit larceny

261

349

526

666

744

907

896

991

977

 

Acquittals

73

93

97

78

138

142

148

193

220

173

Convictions, assault & battery

125

168

226

296

287

395

551

615

509

334

Acquittals

26

83

32

30

33

54

86

90

87

48

Discharges

429

581

488

396

375

537

838

1158

1109

697

Misdemeanors

. . . . . . . . . .

Misdemeanors, acquitted

. . . . . . . . . .

Totals

914

1219

1369

1466

1577

2032

2519

3067

2922

2352

No. of trials in Spec. Sessions

434

614

839

1001

1119

1311

1495

1741

1651

1390

Sentenced to County Prison

296

241

508

682

737

987

1058

1128

1075

981

Sentenced to House of Refuge

27

25

28

67

63

55

56

66

56

51

 

Convictions, acquittals and discharges by the Court of General Sessions from the year 1848 to 1857, inclusive.

OFFENCES

1848

1849

1850

1851

1852

1853

1854

1855

1856

1857

Convictions, petit larceny

1064

1180

1419

1453

1475

1415

1411

2047

1788

2041

Acquittals

258

261

219

187

214

179

108

196

208

273

Convictions, assault & battery

436

558

837

662

978

1230

1152

.

986

1589

Acquittals

52

59

76

43

51

67

66

929

84

284

Discharges

672

938

1382

1194

1167

1120

1184

84

1454

1627

Misdemeanors

. . . . . . .

28

25

101

Misdemeanors, acquitted

. . . . . . .

6

4

40

Totals

2562

2996

3933

3539

3884

8944

3921

3290

4549

5825

No. of trials in Spec. Sessions

1635

1837

2218

2079

2405

2570

1528

1942

2803

3752

Sentenced to County Prison

1003

1120

1402

1179

1254

1242

1159

1528

1426

1824

Sentenced to House of Refuge

52

71

112

94

97

119

77

9

41

195

 

From January 1, 1830, to December 31, 1857 (twenty-eight years), thirty-seven persons had been sentenced to be executed, on convictions had in the criminal courts of the county. Of this number, sixteen were executed; the sentences of thirteen were commuted to imprisonment for life; one was pardoned; one committed suicide; in four cases new trials were ordered--two were subsequently convicted of manslaughter and one discharged, and two under sentence.

 

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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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