Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Case Stats

It's that time of year.  My quarterly stats were due for the juvenile crime grant I work under.  You can compare the last stats here.  As part of that grant, I must provide a report every quarter.  These stats deal with the last three months (October-December)

Total cases handled: 71 files

Number of pleas taken: 27

Number of cases closed after arrest but before indictment: 10

Main reason why:  Tie - insufficient evidence / lack of witness cooperation

Number of trials: 0 (slow quarter - five scheduled in February and March to make up for it).

Oddest resolution to a case:  Murder defendant committing suicide

Number of guns found in Burger King bathrooms:  2
Drug most likely to be found with those guns:  cocaine

Youngest defendant: 15 (robberies)

Number of defendants who fired their assigned attorneys:  5

Types of cases handled: gun point robberies, burglaries, car thefts, shootings, stabbings, murders, gun possession, drug possession, gun thefts, guns in schools, gang assaults, stolen car, kidnapping (see below)

Toughest case to resolve appropriately: Defendant on LSD stole a car with two children under four in it because he believed a motorcycle gang was trying to kill him.

Resolution in that case: 5 years of drug rehabilitation

Worst offender of the quarter: A 19 year old was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison for three gun point robberies of corner stores.  In the last robbery, he shot the clerk in the arm when the clerk resisted.  It was the fourth, fifth, and sixth armed violent felony offenses since he was 14 year old.

The number of cases I handled went down this quarter, the pleas taken went down, and the trials went down.  I expect some of it had to do with the end of the calendar year.  We will see how this quarter compares.  I don't feel like I handled ten fewer files.


  1. Wow! I don't envy you that work but I sure am glad there are people out there like you who do it! What happened to the children under four in the stolen car? Were they okay?

  2. The defendant stopped the car a few blocks from the house he took it from. He then stole a bicycle and tried to flee with that. The kids were fine and unharmed and returned to their parents 43 minutes after they were taken.