Judge Rosemary M. Collyer
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Washington, D.C.
Referring Agency: District of Columbia
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs

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To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 48.0 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 40.0 - -
Past 5 Years 58.6 -2.4% -34.3%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Average 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 average prison sentence was 48.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the District of Columbia 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 average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Collyer was 58.6 months. This was 2.4% lower than the 60.1 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 34.3% lower than the 89.2 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer sentenced 11 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 Average 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. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 39.9 months to 83.0 months, putting Judge Collyer's average prison sentence of 58.6 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 60.1 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 Charges in Cases Handled

The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer for the past five years was "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A". It accounted for 100.0% of all cases.

Lead Charge Judge District US  
21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 100.0% 92.9% 70.8% More

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