A new publication from the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports the results of a 2007 survey of public defender offices nationwide. According to the report, 964 public defender offices handled 6 million caseloads, employed 17,000 full-time attorneys and spent $2.4 billion in 2007. Broken down, the average county-based offended handled approximately 106 felony cases, 164 misdemeanor cases and two appeals per year.
Click here to read the report.
Use The Crime Report for more information on Public Defenders.