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Report notes nose-dive in arrest rates in San Diego County


Last updated 11/29/2012 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - Arrest rates for both adults and juveniles across San Diego County in 2011 dipped by double digits, according to an annual report released today.

The decreases in criminal apprehensions last year held true for all age and ethnic groups, as well as for both felony and misdemeanor offenses, according to the study by the San Diego Association of Governments.

A dramatic trend revealed by the data was that the region experienced a drop of 90 percent in marijuana-related arrests, a change that the SANDAG analysis attributes to a change in state law.

California Senate Bill 1449, whi...

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