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La Crosse County 13th in felonies around Wisconsin for 2021

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La Crosse County is consistently in or near the Top 10 among all Wisconsin counties in different categories, like population or tourism spending. 

Another area where the county comes close to the top is the number of felonies in a year.  As of December 30th, La Crosse County prosecutors had filed 991 felony cases for 2021. 

If the county officially makes it to 1000 cases, that would be 5 years in a row. 

La Crosse’s total is the 13th highest in Wisconsin for this year, just behind Fond du Lac County.  Eau Claire County is at number 8, and Marathon County, the Wausau area, is number 6 in felonies.  Milwaukee County tops the list.  It had 1000 felonies by mid-March of this year.  

The county felony totals dropped in the last two years, in part because the pandemic reduced activity in the court system. 

Milwaukee, Dane, and Brown are the only counties with 3000 or more felonies for 2021.   

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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