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Felony, misdemeanor cases down in '12 in Davison County

The number of felony and serious misdemeanor cases filed in Davison County fell last year after going up in 2011. There were 794 felony or Class 1 misdemeanor -- the most serious type of misdemeanor -- cases filed in 2012 in Davison County, a dro...

The number of felony and serious misdemeanor cases filed in Davison County fell last year after going up in 2011.

There were 794 felony or Class 1 misdemeanor -- the most serious type of misdemeanor -- cases filed in 2012 in Davison County, a drop from the 816 filed in 2011, according to statistics provided by the Davison County Clerk of Courts office. In 2010, there were 793 such cases filed in the county, just one shy of the total for 2012.

The statistics include only the number of cases filed and do not include the number of charges in each case.

The number of Class 2 misdemeanors -- a less serious misdemeanor -- also fell in Davison County, to 2,528 in 2012 from 2,965 in 2011. There were 2,885 such cases filed in the county in 2010.

The number of juvenile criminal cases filed in Davison County rose to 133 in 2012 from 97 in 2011. There were 122 juvenile cases filed in the county in 2010.

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Civil cases, such as lawsuits, recovery claims, divorces and protection orders, filed in Davison County fell to 582 in 2012 from 612 in 2011.

There were 567 civil cases filed in the county in 2010.

The number of probate cases, which involve administering the will and estate of a deceased person, went up in Davison County to 83 in 2012, from 80 in 2011 and 76 in 2010.

Small claims cases also declined to 856 in 2012, from 873 in 2011 and 972 in 2010.

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