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  NCJ Number: NCJ 191206     Find in a Library
  Title: State Court Prosecutors in Large Districts, 2001
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Carol J. DeFrances Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 12/2001
  Page Count: 11
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This Bureau of Justice Statistics' report presents data from the 2001 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP).
  Abstract: The NSP collected data on all chief prosecutors that handled felony cases in State courts of general jurisdiction. This first report from the 2001 NSP focused on the 114 prosecutors' offices that served districts with a population of 500,000 or more. The report summarizes the budgets for prosecutors' offices that serve large districts and profiles their staffs of attorneys, investigators, victim advocates and support personnel. For the first time NSP questions included whether a prosecutor was pursuing computer-related crime and how the prosecutor's office was involved in community organizations to identify crime-related problem areas. The Special Report also presents data on threats against staff and the response that offices have made. The other survey areas include the number of felony cases closed, the use of DNA evidence, and the number of juvenile cases proceeded against in criminal court. Report highlights include the following: (1) over 14,000 assistant prosecutors and supervisory attorneys who litigated cases were employed by prosecutors' offices in large districts; (2) annually, prosecutors' offices in large districts closed over 1 million felony cases, with a median conviction rate of 85 percent; and (3) 65 percent of prosecutors offices in large districts reported a threat or assault against an assistant prosecutor, 41 percent the chief prosecutor, and 22 percent a staff investigator. Tables
  Main Term(s): Court statistics
  Index Term(s): Prosecutors ; State courts ; Prosecution ; Special prosecutors ; Felony courts
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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