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SDFL Statistics

The SDFL accepts evidence for forensic testing from all
law enforcement agencies in the State of South Dakota.
 
Yearly Statistics for all SDFL Sections 2011 2012 2013
Cases Received    573    637    710
Number of Items Received 5,698 6,275 6,202
Examination Reports    889
1,249 1,452
 
Yearly Statistics by SDFL Section Exam Reports 2011 Exam Reports 2012 Exam Reports 2013
Forensic Biology 498
 672 731
Impression Evidence 152  303 179
Firearms/Toolmark   88
 187 394
Digital Evidence  54   40     8
Trace  63   90   88
Misc.  21   25   23
Crime Scene    6
  41   29
 


As of July 1, 2014


Backlog Exams

Section Estimated Turn Around Time

(Based on last 30 days
number of backlog exams)

DNA
Serology
  58
  28
  82 days
  42 days
Impression Evidence   16
  18 days
Firearms/Toolmark     6
  30 days
Trace    10   43 days
Misc.     3   30 days
Crime Scene     1     7 days