Judge Rosemary M. Collyer
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Washington, D.C.
Lead Charge: 21 USC 846 - Attempt and conspiracy
Program Area: Narcotics/Drugs

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To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year - - -
Previous Fiscal Year 72.0 - -
Past 5 Years 68.0 -47.8% -18.4%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Average Prison Sentence Comparison

Judge Rosemary M. Collyer didn't dispose of any cases in the District of Washington, D.C. in the current fiscal year (2012) and disposed of 3 cases in the previous year.

Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Collyer was 68.0 months. This was 47.8% lower than the 130.3 months typical in Washington, D.C. and 18.4% lower than the 83.3 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer sentenced 10 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 11 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 0.0 months to 609.0 months, putting Judge Collyer's average prison sentence of 68.0 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole District of Washington, D.C. during that time was 130.3 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 Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation. It accounted for 90.0% of all cases.

Other agencies with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer over the past five years were: Other (10.0%).

Agency Judge District US  
Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation 90.0% 70.3% 13.9%  
Other 10.0% 8.1% 2.0%  

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

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

Judge Rosemary M. Collyer didn't handle any convictions of this type in the current fiscal year 2012.