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NCJ Number: 155991 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Law Enforcement
Author(s): E Kennedy
Corporate Author: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
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Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the effect that Metropolitan Enforcement Groups (MEGs) and drug task forces operating in Illinois have had on drug crime in the State.
Abstract: For study purposes, the State was divided into mostly rural units, mixed urban/rural units, mostly urban units, and Cook County. Results showed that nearly 20,000 drug cases were opened and investigated by MEGs between January 1988 and June 1994. These investigations led to more than 17,300 arrests, 75 percent of which were for illicit drug manufacturing and delivery. Almost 14,000 prosecutions were initiated by the State, with a conviction rate of 96 percent. In addition, drug law enforcement officers seized 334,000 pounds of cannabis; 6,700 pounds of cocaine; over 1,000 weapons; $7.8 million in cash; and $2.8 million in noncash property. 12 figures
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement units
Index Term(s): Illinois; Police effectiveness
Note: On Good Authority, June 1995.
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