Pursuant to TCA §40-35-210(b)(6), the Administrative Office of the Courts is to provide statistical information as to sentencing practices for similar offenses in Tennessee. The provided statistics are meant as an advisory guideline in sentencing. The addition of advisory guidelines was established in the Criminal Sentencing Reform Act of 2005, which was brought about following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Blakely v. Washington, 124 S.Ct. 2531 (2004).
After the Blakely ruling, Governor Phil Bredesen established the Task Force on the Use of Enhancement Factors in Criminal Sentencing. The Task Force was charged with recommending changes to remove the constitutional infirmities of Tennessee’s sentencing statutes. Upon doing so, the Task Force was further charged with monitoring the impact the 2005 Reform Act has on Tennessee’s criminal justice system.
Tennessee sentencing statistics and Task Force reports are available on the right side of this page.
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Task Force Annual Report - 2008Task Force Annual Report - 2007Task Force Annual Report - 2006
Statistics Report - June 2022Statistics Report - June 2021Statistics Report - June 2020Statistics Report - June 2019Statistics Report - November 2018Statistics Report - June 2017Statistics Report - November 2016Statistics Report - June 2016Statistics Report - April 2015Statistics Report - June 2014Statistics Report - June 2013Statistics Report - October 2012Statistics Report - March 2012Statistics Report - October 2011Statistics Report - April 2011Statistics Report - October 2010Statistics Report - March 2010Statistics Report - October 2009Statistics Report - October 2008Statistics Report - April 2008Statistics Report - March 2007Statistics Report - October 2006Statistics Report - June 2006
Sentencing Table Methodology