In 2012, the Marion County Attorney’s Office convicted 790 individuals of indictable offenses, which was an increase from 690 in 2009. County Attorney Ed Bull tells KNIA KRLS News that 2 were convicted of Class A Felonies; 5 of Class B Felonies; 18 of Class C Felonies; and, 56 of Class D Felonies. He says there were 156 aggravated misdemeanor convictions, 221 for serious misdemeanors and 332 of simple misdemeanors. Bull says these numbers do not include juvenile court, mental health and substance abuse hearings or traffic tickets.
Bull goes on to say that the increase in convictions are a result of an increase in the number of law enforcement officers in the area, and the officers are doing a great job investigating crimes.