Judge Rosemary M. Collyer
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence

District Court - Washington, D.C.
Lead Charge: 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs

Show Details   Judge Compared
To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 48.0 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 60.0 - -
Past 5 Years 33.0 -31.3% -35.3%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Median Prison Sentence Comparison

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 median prison sentence was 48.0 months, when looking only at cases with a lead charge of "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A" falling under the broad category of "Narcotics/Drugs". During the current fiscal year, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer has sentenced one defendant compared with 3 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.

Over the last five years, the median prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Collyer was 33.0 months. This was 31.3% lower than the 48.0 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 35.3% lower than the 51.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer sentenced 16 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.)

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Figure 1: Five Year Comparison of Median Prison Sentence
in Months

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. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 33.0 months to 78.0 months, putting Judge Collyer's median prison sentence of 33.0 months at the lowest end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 48.0 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the District of Washington, D.C.

Professional Biography

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

Professional Career:
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

Lead Investigative Agencies in Cases Handled

The lead investigative agency that referred cases disposed of by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer for the past five years was the Other - District of Columbia. It accounted for 68.8% of all cases.

Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer over the past five years were: Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) (12.5%), Interior (6.3%), Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation (6.3%), Other (6.3%).

Agency Judge District US  
Other - District of Columbia 68.8% 70.1% 0.7% More
Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury) 12.5% 5.0% 6.5%  
Interior 6.3% 1.2% 0.3%  
Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation 6.3% 7.5% 10.0%  
Other 6.3% 10.4% 2.7%  

Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)

Number of Defendants in Judge Rosemary M. Collyer's Cases

Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category  
1 1 48.00 07/09/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details

Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year