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


As of January 1, 2015


Backlog Exams

Section Estimated Turn Around Time

(Based on last 30 days
number of backlog exams)

DNA
Serology
  58
  14
  55 days
  12 days
Impression Evidence   14
  29 days
Firearms/Toolmark     9
  15 days
Trace     7
  31 days
Misc.     1    0 days
Crime Scene     1  15 days