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Jacksonville | Police Department sees decrease in total cases handled in June 2014 compared to same period in 2013

The Jacksonville Police Department saw a decrease in the total of cases handled in June compared to the same period last year.

According to a report filed with the City Council in mid-July, the department handled four percent fewer cases in June of this year compared to the same period in 2013.

In June 2014, there were 3804 complaints filed compared to 3,967 cases in June 2013, according to the report.

The department also saw a decrease in the number of felony cases handled.

In June 2013, there were 132 felony cases reported compared to 117 in June 2014, which represents an 11 percent decrease.

The department saw a substantial decrease in the number of felony cases which were closed. According to the report, there were 126 felonies closed in June 2013 compared to 86 cases closed in June 2014 which reflects a decrease of 32 percent.

Misdemeanor cases followed a similar pattern. In June 2013, there were 427 misdemeanor cases reported compared to 401 reported in June 2014, showing a six percent decrease. In the case of misdemeanor cases closed, there were 410 closures in June 2013 compared to 387 cases closed in June 2014, marking again another six percent decrease.

While there were several categories were activity diminished, the number of drug/narcotic arrests increased by 21 percent this year.

In June 2014, there were 28 arrests in the area of drugs/narcotics compared to 22 in June 2013.

The report showed there were two misdemeanor drug arrests in June 2014 compared to five in June 2013, representing a 60-percent increase.

Then department saw a slight decrease in the number of adults arrested. In June 2013, there were 267 adults arrested compared to 259 adults in June 2014, which represents a three percent decrease.

Juvenile arrests for June 2014 totaled 16 individuals for June 2014 compared to five in June 2013, which represents an increase of 69 percent.

In both June of 2013 and 2014, there was one juvenile who was charged in court as an adult, marking no change, according to the report.

There was an increase in the number of juveniles charged in juvenile court. In June 2013, there were four cases filed compared to eight cases in June 2014, marking a 50-percent increase.

There was one curfew violation recorded in June 2013 compared to none during June 2014.

In addition, there were 13 felony warrants served in June 2014 compared to two served in June 2013. There was also an increase in the number of misdemeanor warrants served, with 197 served in June 2014 compared to 180 served in June 2013, reflecting an increase of nine percent.

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