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2009 Census of Publicly Funded Crime Laboratories

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $399,976)

The goal of the 2009 Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories is to generate accurate and reliable statistics about the approximately 400 public forensic crime labs serving federal, state, and local jurisdictions. The census will be conducted in 2010 and collect information on the 2009 workload and operations of crime labs, including the types of analyses performed, staff levels, budget expenditures, and backlogs for forensic services. The study will help to assess the resources needed to reduce forensic backlogs and inform policy making, planning, and budgeting at all levels of government.


Date Created: September 2, 2009