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NEARLY 1.2 MILLION FORENSIC REQUESTS TO PUBLICLY FUNDED CRIME LABS WERE BACKLOGGED AT YEAREND 2009, UNCHANGED FROM 2008
WASHINGTON – At the end of 2009, the nation’s publicly funded crime labs had an estimated backlog of 1.2 million requests...
ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 4:30 P.M. EST BJS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2000 202/307-0784 SIXTY-NINE PERCENT OF PUBLIC FORENSIC LABORATORIES HAD DNA TEST BACKLOGS IN 1997 WASHINGTON, D.C. The first federal survey of publicly operated forensic crime labs throughout the country has revealed as of December 31, 1997, the labs had at least 6,800 unprocessed DNA cases and an additional 287,000 unprocessed convicted offender DNA samples...
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.
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WASHINGTON - The nation's public forensic crime labs ended 2002 with more than 500,000 backlogged requests for forensic services, compared to 290,000 requests that were backlogged at the beginning of the year, a 70 percent increase...
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CRIME LABS RECEIVED AN ESTIMATED 2.7 MILLION CASES IN 2005
WASHINGTON - Federal, state, and local forensic crime labs received evidence from an estimated 2.7 million criminal investigations during 2005, according to a report by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics...