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Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories, 2009

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012                          Contact: Kara McCarthy (202) 307-1241
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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...

Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories, 2002

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2005         Contact: Stu Smith (202) 307-0784
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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...

Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories, 2005

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TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008 Contact: Kara McCarthy: 202-307-1241
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs After hours: 781-308-3696

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...