CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Some crimes in Chesapeake may not get prosecuted because the city's finances are strained.

The city's revised budget calls for habitual drunkenness, stalking and animal abuse to make the list of "non-mandated prosecution" as Chesapeake faces a budget deficit that could reach $6 million.

Chesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney Nancy Parr tells the Virginian-Pilot ( ) that domestic violence offenses and misdemeanor sexual assaults could be added to the list if the budget is cut any more.

Budget Director Steven Jenkins told City Council says reducing prosecution of some crimes could save the commonwealth attorney's office $95,000.

The cutbacks are the latest the city has done to ease budget pressures. Others include reduced library hours, taller grass and fewer civilians in the police department.