Unanalyzed Forensic Evidence


11.16.09forensicsOnly four in 10 law enforcement agencies have computerized tracking systems for forensic evidence, according to the results of a survey by the National Institute of Justice. The NIJ received responses from more than 2,000 state and local agencies which revealed, among other things, that in fourteen percent of unsolved homicides police had not submitted forensic evidence (including DNA, fingerprints and toolmarks) to the crime lab.

Click here to read the survey.

Use The Crime Report for more information on Forensics.

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