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Since 1990, BJS has sponsored periodic national surveys or censuses of prosecutor offices through its National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP). This program collects data on the resources, policies, and practices of the prosecution component of state court systems. NSP gathers general administration information on annual office budgets, the tenure and salaries of chief state court prosecutors, and the number of full-time office staff—including attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and support personnel—working in state prosecutor offices. It also asks prosecutor offices about threats against staff and if staff carry firearms, and requests detailed information on the number of felony cases closed, felony jury trial verdicts, and the use of DNA evidence.

BJS also conducts a Survey of State Attorneys General Offices. Recent data collected under this survey include the jurisdiction of attorneys general over criminal white-collar crime offenses and human trafficking.