Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Massachusetts
Program Area: Other
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV in the District of Massachusetts, the average prison sentence was 43.4 months, when looking only at cases falling under the broad category of "Other". During the current fiscal year, Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV has sentenced 7 defendants compared with 8 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 Saylor was 43.9 months. This was 11.8% lower than the 49.8 months typical in Massachusetts and 38.7% lower than the 71.6 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV sentenced 43 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 Saylor'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 11 other judges in the District of Massachusetts with information on convictions during that period. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 28.6 months to 82.9 months, putting Judge Saylor's average prison sentence of 43.9 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Massachusetts during that time was 49.8 months.
Born 1955 in Royal Oak, MI
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by George W. Bush on July 30, 2003, to a seat vacated by Robert E. Keeton; Confirmed by the Senate on June 1, 2004, and received commission on June 2, 2004.
Northwestern University, B.S., 1977
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1981
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1981-1987, 1993-2004
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1987-1990
Special counsel & chief of staff to the assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1990-1993
Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled
The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV for the past five years was the Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation. It accounted for 39.5% of all cases.
Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV over the past five years were: Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (20.9%), Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) (9.3%), Postal Service (9.3%), State Department (9.3%), Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration (4.7%).
Agency Judge District US Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation 39.5% 39.0% 44.1% More Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement 20.9% 18.0% 9.3% Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) 9.3% 4.3% 3.5% Postal Service 9.3% 7.6% 9.3% State Department 9.3% 13.1% 0.6% Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration 4.7% 4.6% 1.1% Housing and Urban Development 2.3% 1.5% 0.2% Justice - US Marshals Service 2.3% 2.4% 7.9% Justice - Other 2.3% 0.6% 1.3%
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 F. Dennis Saylor, IV for the past five years was "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors". It accounted for 37.2% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV over the past five years were: "08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien" (9.3%), "18 USC 1542 - False statement in application and use of passport" (9.3%), "18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts" (7.0%), "18 USC 1791 - Providing or possessing contraband in prison" (7.0%), "18 USC 641 - Public money, property or records" (4.7%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors 37.2% 17.7% 15.3% More 08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien 9.3% 2.4% 0.4% 18 USC 1542 - False statement in application and use of passport 9.3% 11.9% 0.5% 18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts 7.0% 0.9% 0.9% 18 USC 1791 - Providing or possessing contraband in prison 7.0% 0.9% 1.3% 18 USC 641 - Public money, property or records 4.7% 2.1% 3.8% 18 USC 113 - Assaults within maritime and territorial jurisdictions 2.3% 0.3% 4.0% 18 USC 844 - Explosives - Importation and storage of explosives 2.3% 1.8% 0.6% 18 USC 1546 - Fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents 2.3% 0.3% 0.3% 18 USC 1709 - Theft of mail matter by officer or employee 2.3% 2.7% 1.4%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV's Cases
Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category 1 1 135.00 07/16/12 Project Safe Childhood Details 2 1 30.00 05/17/12 Fugitive Crimes Details 3 1 12.03 04/24/12 Other Criminal Prosecutions Details 4 1 37.00 02/27/12 Project Safe Childhood Details 5 1 30.00 02/10/12 Project Safe Childhood Details 6 1 57.00 02/01/12 Bank Robbery Details 7 1 3.00 01/06/12 Project Safe Childhood Details
Table 4: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year