Prosecutor Data – Where is it Now and Where is it Going?

Author: PCE

A modern prosecutor embraces and uses data. Data is central to a prosecutor’s work as it can inform policy decisions, guide management, provide transparency and allow for research. The vision has yet to be fully realized, but it is encouraging that there is a growing awareness both inside and outside of prosecutor offices of the critical need for data.

This paper gives an overview of the current state of prosecution data, summarizes the data challenges faced by prosecutors, identifies new trends that are springing up in prosecutor offices, and poses questions for the future.