Convicting Felons

  • Raised the overall felony conviction rate from 52% in 2003 to 67% in 2006, the highest in a decade.
  • Raised the felony conviction rate at trial from 62% in 2003 to 80% in 2006.
  • Sent 40% more serious and violent offenders to State Prison.
  • Strengthened the Homicide Unit, reduced the backlog of homicide cases and, handling homicides aggressively, charged 87% of all homicide cases brought by police.
  • Secured an 85% conviction rate for homicides.
  • Increased convictions of drug dealers from 56% in 2003 to 74% in 2006.