When it comes to drugs, the number of people taking it is not the only problem. Instead, so many other things can happen as a result of drug addiction. For one, there has been a great increase in crime rate across the world. So many drug-related crimes are reported each day. This makes it a very serious problem that needs an immediate solution.
In Burlington County, their law enforcement officials are trying to put an end to it. law enforcement officials shine a light on the new treatment-oriented efforts underway to combat the growing menace of drug-related crimes by getting their customers support and resources they need for long-term sobriety.
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When Scott Coffina took over as Burlington County prosecutor two years ago, the county was in the midst of an epidemic of violent crime. The murder rate more than doubled in one year to a record high of 19 cases.
As stunning as that increase was, Coffina shared another, more sobering statistic Tuesday with criminal justice and social work students at Rowan College at Burlington County in Mount Laurel.
The same year, 143 people died of fatal opiate and opioid overdoses in Burlington County.