Local Sources- National Forensic Science Week (September 17-23) brings recognition to the role that proper forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, from exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty.
For more information about National Forensic Week, visit: http://www.forensicscienceweek.org/
For information about the Indiana State Police Laboratory Division and the services they provide, visit: http://www.in.gov/isp/labs/
Below are some interesting stats from the past year (2022):
- There were 24,935 new cases submitted for analysis at the four Indiana State Police laboratories
- Crime Scene Investigators responded to 941 different crime scenes throughout the state
- Polygraph Examiners conducted 418 polygraph tests
- The total number of Indiana offender samples being searched in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) was more than 431,000. In 2022, there were 736 cases in Indiana linked to a potential suspect by a CODIS DNA match