Judge Rosemary M. Collyer
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Washington, D.C.
Referring Agency: Other
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Rosemary M. Collyer in the District of Washington, D.C., the average prison sentence was 33.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Other. During the current fiscal year, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer has sentenced 3 defendants compared with 3 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Collyer was 25.8 months. This was 47.7% lower than the 49.4 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 57.4% lower than the 60.6 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer sentenced 18 defendants during the past five years.
(CAUTION: The kinds of cases handled by individual judges influences statistical information about their sentences. It therefore is important to consider the breakdown of cases that each has handled, available below, when making judge-by-judge comparisons.)
Figure 1 compares Judge Collyer's numbers to those for judges in this district and in the United States as a whole for cases of this type over the last five years.
During the last five years there were 13 other judges in the District of Washington, D.C. with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 4.4 months to 175.8 months, putting Judge Collyer's average prison sentence of 25.8 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 49.4 months.
Born 1945 in Port Chester, MD
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by George W. Bush on , to a seat vacated by Thomas Penfield Jackson; Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 15, 2002.
Trinity College, B.A., 1968
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1977
Private practice, Colorado, 1977-1981
Chairman, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, 1981-1984
General counsel, National Labor Relations Board, 1984-1989
Private practice, Washington, DC, 1989-2002
Program Areas of Cases Handled
Cases disposed of by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer for the past five years fell into a number of broad categories. The lead category for these cases was Withheld by Govt from TRAC accounting for 55.6% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer over the past five years were: White Collar Crime (16.7%), Other (16.7%), Narcotics/Drugs (11.1%).
Program Area Judge District US Not specified 55.6% 42.0% 6.0% More White Collar Crime 16.7% 16.7% 14.9% Other 16.7% 11.0% 18.8% Narcotics/Drugs 11.1% 13.2% 40.3%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer for the past five years was "Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)". It accounted for 55.6% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer over the past five years were: "18 USC 641 - Public money, property or records" (11.1%), "18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles" (11.1%), "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" (11.1%), "18 USC 1029 - Fraud and related activity - access devices" (5.6%), "21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy" (5.6%).
Lead Charge Judge District US Not specified 55.6% 42.0% 6.0% More 18 USC 641 - Public money, property or records 11.1% 3.6% 4.0% 18 USC 1341 - Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles 11.1% 2.8% 1.7% 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 11.1% 9.3% 26.0% 18 USC 1029 - Fraud and related activity - access devices 5.6% 0.7% 1.0% 21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy 5.6% 2.5% 13.8%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Rosemary M. Collyer's Cases