KC Prosecutor’s Office uses data to better understand domestic violence cases

King County prosecutors filed 629 criminal charges in October, averaging roughly 20-30 cases filed in each of the 21 business days last month.

When looking at last month’s cases, a trend that started when the pandemic began continues to dominate, Casey McNerthey with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said.

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“Unfortunately, domestic violence remains the most common type of crime for King County prosecutors,” McNerthney said, citing that those cases account for nearly 21% of the 629 charges filed in October.

But there was a recent bright spot for prosecutors handling domestic violence cases last week.

“A very successful week in

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