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NCJ Number: 184791 Find in a Library
Title: Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney, 1999 Annual Report
Corporate Author: Pierce Cty Prosecuting Attorney
United States of America
Date Published: June 2000
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Pierce Cty Prosecuting Attorney
Tacoma, WA 98402
Sale Source: Pierce Cty Prosecuting Attorney
Cty-City Building
Tacoma, WA 98402
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The 1999 annual report of the Office of the Pierce County, Washington, Prosecuting Attorney notes goals and accomplishments of the office during the year.
Abstract: The annual report indicates felony cases charged in 1999 increased by 8 percent to 5,855, reflecting an upward trend started in 1995. Almost all of this increase, however, was driven by the large increase in methamphetamine crimes, as evidenced by a record 318 methamphetamine laboratories discovered in Pierce County. Violent crime was reduced in almost all areas, with assaults, homicides, and robberies all declining. The "Breaking the Cycle" drug center was opened in Pierce County in 1999 to offer alternative sentences and drug treatment to persons charged with drug crimes. The annual report details the administration of the Office of the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney and the operations of its civil, criminal, and family support divisions. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): County courts
Index Term(s): Amphetamines; Court annual reports; Court statistics; Drug law offenses; Drug offenders; Felony; Prosecutors; Violent crimes; Violent offenders; Washington
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