For both Yakima and Tri-Cities, the U.S. Marshals Service caught 20 percent fewer fugitives last year than the year prior. Last year's numbers extend through November.
Also, warrants cleared for narcotics arrests went down by over 50 percent. Officials from other agencies say that's because of the legalization of pot.
The U.S. Marshals Service partners with local agencies to crack down on criminals.