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New dashboard shows prosecution information in Maricopa County

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PHOENIX — A new dashboard unveiled Tuesday by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office details prosecution information for cases throughout metro Phoenix.

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said the dashboard was created to provide more transparency regarding prosecutions.

The dashboard shows case filings and other information from 2017, 2018 and 2019, and is updated every seven days so the cases remain current.

“If we are to enact meaningful reforms in the criminal justice system, it is important that we understand what is submitted to this office and then filed as it relates to criminal charges in this community,” Adel said in a press release.

Other information available on the dashboard includes types of offenses, race and gender data, and how MCAO handled the case.

More than 40% of the cases listed on the dashboard were drug offenses.

MCAO filed about 30,000 cases in both 2017 and 2018. That total dropped to about 22,000 in 2019.

“This dashboard supports my vision for a more transparent process, and the importance of data-driven decision making,” Adel said.

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