Excerpt from Abstract of District Attorneys' Reports: January 15, 1845
The form of Table heretofore used by the Attorney General has been adopted in making this Abstract.
In the following tables, the first columns contain the numbers of persons prosecuted, and the numbers in the other columns refer to the indictments.
The number of the persons, and of the indictments, is not necessarily the same; as one indictment is often against several persons, and several indictments are frequently found against one person.
Where there have been several indictments against one per son, at several times, they have been reckoned, in making these tables, as against several persons, in order that the end of pro curing the statistics of crime may be better attained. But where several indictments have been found against one person, at the same time, and for offences of the same kind, the num bers in the first columns have been increased by only one, while. The several results of the indictments, and the costs aris ing under them, have been specified in their appropriate col umus.
The title other offences, as used in the following tables, is very general; but the enumeration of the classes of cases6 district attorneys' reports. [feb.
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