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National Survey of DNA Crime Laboratories

Data Collection Status
1998, 2001
Latest Data Available
Data Experts
Matthew R. Durose, BJS Statistician
Collection Period

1998, 2001


Provides national data on publicly operated forensic crime laboratories that perform DNA analyses. Data are collected on personnel, budgets, workloads, equipment, procedures, policies, and data processing. BJS first surveyed forensic crime laboratories in 1998, focusing solely on agencies that performed DNA analysis. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded the 1998 study as part of a DNA Laboratory Improvement Program.

Date Created: May 26, 2009