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Prosecutors in State Courts, 1996

NCJ Number
Date Published
July 1998
10 pages
Publication Series
Based on a 1996 survey that sampled 308 chief prosecutors from the estimated 2,343 prosecutors that try felony cases, this report provides data on the personnel of prosecutors' offices, populations served, prosecutor salaries, caseloads, and budgets for prosecution.

Presents findings from the 1996 National Survey of Prosecutors, the latest in a series of biennial sample surveys of the Nation's 2,300 State court prosecutors. In 1996, State court prosecutors' offices employed about 71,000 attorneys, investigators and support staff, an increase of 25% since 1992. Half of all offices reported an annual budget for prosecutorial functions of $254,000 or more. Work-related threats or assaults of staff members were reported by almost half of prosecutors' offices. Other survey data include types of nonfelony cases handled, number of felony cases closed, number of felony convictions, and the use of DNA evidence.

Date Published: July 1, 1998