District Attorney’s Message

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office maintained a 94 percent felony conviction rate in 2008, one of the highest among all counties in California. The 1,000 dedicated professionals in our office are dedicated to pursuing justice in dozens of courtrooms around the county on a daily basis. Over the last year, our office issued more than 45,000 cases. At the same time, our mission is to protect the community by working to prevent crime. During 2008, we did both with a renewed sense of purpose.

Among the accomplishments by our office during the year:

As the U.S. economy worsened, our office also began looking for ways to address the recession but maintain public safety. As it became clear that a large portion of the District Attorney’s budget funded by state sales and property taxes was decreasing, we focused on how to work smarter and work harder.

In the coming year, we face extraordinary fiscal challenges, but we will not waver from our responsibility to protect public safety through the vigorous enforcement of the law.

Bonnie M. Dumanis

San Diego County District Attorney

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