In the May number of the Watchman we find a summary of Police
cases from Sept 4., 1849 to March 26, 1850, which we transfer to our columns.
|Cases of Murder,||4|
|Attempt to kill,||10|
|Drunkenness and disorderly conduct,||391|
|Delirium and attempts at suicide,||18|
|Assault and Battery,||70|
In addition, nearly or quite as many more small cases, consisting of drunkeness, &c., were disposed of without prosecution.
Source: Daily Alta California. 2 May 1850. page 2.
|assault, with intent to kill||102|
|resisting of officers||8|
|threatening to take life||14|
|breach of peace||6|
|acting policy officer||4|
|suspicion of freeing criminals||2|
|contempt of court||6|
|passing counterfeit money||1|
|discharging fire arms||26|
|passing bad gold dust||1|
|using false weights||1|
|refusing to work at fire||1|
|obstructing streets and nuisances||40|
|fugitive from justice||1|
|attempt to commit suicide||2|
Source: Daily Alta California. 23 August 1850. page 2.