Nearly 1.2 Million Forensic Requests To Publicly Funded Crime Labs Were Backlogged At Yearend 2009, Unchanged From 2008

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — At the end of 2009, the nation’s publicly funded crime labs had an estimated backlog of 1.2 million requests for forensic services, relatively unchanged from the backlog at yearend 2008, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. A request was defined as backlogged if it had not been completed within 30 days.