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There are over 2,300 prosecutors offices in the United States.  Data gathered about these offices include the annual office budget, tenure and salaries of chief state court prosecutors, and the full-time office staffing, including attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and support personnel. Also collected are data on threats against staff and data on staff who carry firearms, and detailed information on the number of felony cases closed, felony jury trial verdicts, and the use of DNA evidence. Data are from the National Census of State Court Prosecutors, a complete census of all state prosecutors' offices litigating felony cases in state courts of general jurisdiction.

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Prosecutors in State Courts, 2007 - Statistical Tables Presents findings on felony caseloads and convictions in the 2,330 chief prosecutors' offices in the United States that handled felony cases in state courts of general jurisdiction.
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Part of the Prosecutors in State Courts Series

Compendium of Tribal Crime Data, 2011 Focuses on BJS's existing data on key criminal justice issues in Indian country and addresses gaps in tribal crime data.
 

Federal Prosecution of Child Sex Exploitation Offenders, 2006 Presents Federal criminal case processing statistics on child sex offenses, including sex transportation, sexual abuse, and child pornography.
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Prosecutors in State Courts, 2005 Presents findings from the 2005 National Survey of Prosecutors, the latest in a series of data collections about the Nation's 2,300 State court prosecutors' offices that tried felony cases in State courts of general jurisdiction.
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Part of the Prosecutors in State Courts Series

Reporting by Prosecutors' Offices to Repositories of Criminal History Records Examines the reporting of case dispositions by State court prosecutors to State criminal history repositories.
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State Court Prosecutors in Small Districts, 2001 Presents results from the 2001 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP), which collected data on all chief prosecutors that handled felony cases in State courts of general jurisdiction. The report covers prosecutor's offices that served a district with less than 250,000 population.
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Prosecutors in State Courts, 2001 "Number of full-time prosecutors grows in nation's State court systems"
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Prosecutors in State Courts, 2001 Presents findings from the 2001 National Survey of Prosecutors, which was a census of all 2,341 prosecutors' offices that tried felony cases in State courts of general jurisdiction.
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Part of the Prosecutors in State Courts Series

State Court Prosecutors in Large Districts, 2001 Presents data from the 2001 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP) on all chief prosecutors that served districts with a population of 500,000 or more and handled felony cases in State courts of general jurisdiction.
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Defense Counsel in Criminal Cases Examines issues of legal representation for defendants in federal district court and large local jurisdictions, and inmates in local jails and federal and state prison.
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