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Prosecutors in State Courts, 1994

NCJ Number
Date Published
October 1996
16 pages
Publication Series
This survey found that 2,343 State court prosecutor offices employed about 65,000 attorneys, investigators, and support staff in 1994, a 14-percent increase over 1992.

This Bulletin presents findings from the 1994 National Survey of Prosecutors, the most recent in a series of biennial sample surveys of the Nation's 2,300 State court prosecutors. The survey found that in 1994, State court prosecutors employed about 65,000 attorneys, investigators, and support staff. Almost 90% of the offices prosecuted domestic violence and child abuse cases. Half the offices reported that a staff member received a work-related threat or assault. More than half the offices in large metropolitan areas had specialized units to handle juvenile cases in adult criminal court. Other data from the survey include the annual office budget for prosecutorial functions, number of felony cases closed, and number of felony convictions. New topic areas covered in this report include juvenile cases waived to criminal court, the cross-designation of prosecutors to litigate in Federal court, procedures for handling civil actions against prosecutors and other professional staff, and types of community involvement by prosecutors.

Date Published: October 1, 1996