Referred Arrests 1990 through 2020
This data was prepared in response to a Public Records Act Request. Accordingly its results reflect only records which were responsive to that specific request. These records contain data relating to arrests referred to the District Attorney’s Office by law enforcement agencies from 1990-2020. The District Attorney’s case management system was implemented in 2002 and cannot account for errors in data entry prior to that date which may have been imported into the new system. The law enforcement and government agencies reflected on the chart are those who referred a case to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution where an arrest/booking occurred. The referring and arresting agency is not always the same entity. The Marin County District Attorney’s Office does not have and never has possessed data on cases, arrests, or citations that were not referred to the office. That data would be possessed by the individual agency involved.
There are agencies other than local Marin law enforcement agencies that refer cases to the District Attorney’s Office. Agencies such as State Parks Police, Department of Fish and Game, or the National Park Service who have jurisdictional territory in areas of Marin, State agencies like Alcoholic Beverage Control, State lottery, or Bureau of Insurance may refer cases occurring in Marin to the District Attorney’s Office as can entities like Health and Human Services and the Humane Society. Referrals of fugitive cases (cases where a fugitive in Marin County is wanted in another jurisdiction) are also reflected in this data from different states and these cases prior to the implementation of the District Attorney Case Management system, were entered in a variety of ways including “Court” or “State of . . . “ or “DA Fugitive Desk”, or “Booking”. Null, or Not Available indicates no information is present either because the police report did not contain the data, or it was not entered into the old system.
The District Attorney’s Office does not ask a defendant for their race, this information is taken from the police report on cases referred to the office for prosecution.
This data reflects cases referred to the District Attorney’s Office where an arrest (booking) occurred.
The District Attorney’s case management system was implemented in 2002. Any data errors created in the prior system may have been imported into the new system.
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