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What is case attrition and discuss why it may occur

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Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  dkennedy replied 6 years ago.

HelloCustomer

Case attrition can be referring to police cases, or court cases, or actually any type of cases. It means the "dropping" of cases, as time goes by.

Example: Let's say in a month 400 people make their initial appearance in court after their arrest. Some cases never get filed by the DA. A few people are extradited to another state. More people plead guilty and get sentenced. After a month's time, there are only a very few active cases left in the court system out of the 400 that started.

That is an example of attrition.

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to dkennedy's Post: Please provide a little more detail. Thanks.
Expert:  dkennedy replied 6 years ago.

Sure.

Can you tell me what kind of "cases" you are talking about? Police cases? Court cases? Prosecution cases? Social worker's cases? what?

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