New Jersey’s Office of Attorney General is calling the recent four-day “safe surrender” period a success.
Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, fugitives in the state were offered a chance to appear in Atlantic City and settle their warrants. More than 3,000 turned themselves in.
According to the Attorney General’s office, more than 13,000 fugitives have surrendered to date under the program. Events in Newark, Central Jersey, Southern Jersey and Camden were the third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-most attended safe surrender events in the nation. Detroit and Cleveland are Nos. 1 and 2.
Here are some numbers to chew on:
73 percent of those who surrendered this weekend had at least one municipal court warrant.
About 15 people were taken into custody
$60,000 was collected