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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 2012 2013 2014 2015
Cases Received   637   710    828    979
Number of Items Received 6,275 6,202 6,855 9,185
Examination Reports 1,249 1,452 1,254 1,674
 
Yearly Statistics by SDFL Section Exam Reports 2012 Exam Reports 2013 Exam Reports 2014 Exam Reports 2015
Forensic Biology 672
 731 767
1,023
Impression Evidence 303  179 241    296
Firearms/Toolmark 187
 394   71    185
Digital Evidence  40      8     0        0
Trace  90    88   63      78
Misc.  25    23   28      20
Crime Scene  41
   29   40      26
 


As of March 4, 2016


Backlog Exams

Section Estimated Turn Around Time

(Based on last 30 days
number of backlog exams)

Biology
112
    38 days
Impression Evidence   17
    18 days
Firearms/Toolmark   11
      7 days
Trace   27
 177 days
Misc.     1     4 days
Crime Scene     4   18 days