Prosecution

Prosecutors can advance both public safety and equitable treatment under the law.

The work of prosecutors has a significant impact on all parties in a case, from expert witnesses and people who have been victimized, to individuals charged. Prosecutors must be able to effectively balance the demands of each case with the needs of the court and the community and require proper resources to do so.

Get to know the Prosecution metrics

Metric

Description

1.1 Annual Budget amount of annual budget (in dollars) of the office 

  1. Total office/agency budget (in dollars) 

Agency Customization: How does the office/agency define the fiscal year? 

1.2 Total Staff number of full-time staff employed by the office/agency who work on criminal matters 

  1. Total number of full-time staff 
  2. Optional: Number of full-time attorneys 
  3. Optional: Number of full-time supervisors 
  4. Optional: Number of full-time administrative staff 
  5. Optional: Number of full-time support/expert staff 
  6. Optional: Number of full-time other (please specify) type staff 
  7. Optional: Number of full-time staff of unknown type 

1.1 Annual Budget amount of annual budget (in dollars) of the office 

  1. Total office/agency budget (in dollars) 

Agency Customization: How does the office/agency define the fiscal year? 

1.2 Total Staff number of full-time staff employed by the office/agency who work on criminal matters 

  1. Total number of full-time staff 
  2. Optional: Number of full-time attorneys 
  3. Optional: Number of full-time supervisors 
  4. Optional: Number of full-time administrative staff 
  5. Optional: Number of full-time support/expert staff 
  6. Optional: Number of full-time other (please specify) type staff 
  7. Optional: Number of full-time staff of unknown type 

2.1 Cases Referred (Intake) number of cases referred to the office for prosecution (intake) 

  1. Total number of cases referred to the prosecutor 
  2. Number of felony cases referred 
  3. Number of misdemeanor cases referred 
  4. Number of infraction cases referred 
  5. Number of unknown cases referred 

Agency Customization: How does the office/agency define case and referred? Do other agencies have the authority to file charges? 

2.2 Cases Disposed number of cases disposed by the office 

  1. Total number of cases disposed 
  2. Optional: Number of cases declined for prosecution 
  3. Optional: Number of cases diverted/deferred (at any stage) 
  4. Optional: Number of cases dismissed 
  5. Optional: Number of cases resolved by plea 
  6. Optional: Number of cases resolved at trial 
  7. Optional: Number of cases acquitted 
  8. Optional: Number of cases transferred out of the jurisdiction 
  9. Optional: Number of cases disposed by another (please specify) method 
  10. Optional: Number of cases disposed by an unknown method 

Agency Customization: How does your office/agency define a disposition? Does the office/agency case management system overwrite initial dispositions with subsequent post-conviction decisions? 

2.3 Caseloads average caseload per attorney in the office/agency 

  1. Average caseload per attorney 
  2. Average felony caseload per attorney 
  3. Average misdemeanor caseload per attorney 
  4. Average caseload of unknown case types per attorney 

Agency Customization: Does your office/agency already calculate the average caseloads by type on a monthly basis? If so, please share the methodology. 

3.1 Cases Declined number of cases referred to the prosecutor that were not diverted/deferred and did not proceed to prosecution 

  1. Total number of cases referred to the prosecutor 
  2. Total number of cases that were declined 
  3. Number of felony cases referred and declined 
  4. Number of misdemeanor cases referred and declined 
  5. Number of infraction cases referred and declined 
  6. Number of unknown class cases referred and declined 

Agency Customization: How does the office/agency define case? 

3. Operations and Dynamics 

3.2 Cases Diverted/Deferred number of cases referred to the prosecutor that were diverted/deferred 

  1. Total number of cases referred to the prosecutor 
  2. Total number of cases that were diverted/deferred 
  3. Number of felony cases referred and diverted/deferred 
  4. Number of misdemeanor cases referred and diverted/deferred 
  5. Number of infraction cases referred and diverted/deferred 
  6. Number of unknown class cases referred and diverted/deferred 

Agency Customization: How does the office/agency define case? 

3.3 Cases Prosecuted number of cases referred to the prosecutor and proceeded to prosecution 

  1. Total number of cases referred to the prosecutor 
  2. Total number of cases that were prosecuted 
  3. Number of felony cases referred and prosecuted 
  4. Number of misdemeanor cases referred and prosecuted 
  5. Number of infraction cases referred and prosecuted 
  6. Number of unknown class cases referred and prosecuted 

Agency Customization: How does the office/agency define case? 

There is not a Public Safety metric for Prosecution. 

5.1 Cases Declined, Diverted/Deferred, and Prosecuted by Race or Ethnicity number of cases declined, diverted/deferred, and prosecuted involving a defendant of a certain race or ethnicity as a percentage of cases referred involving a defendant of that race or ethnicity 

  1. Total number of cases referred to the prosecutor 
  2. Number of cases referred involving a White defendant 
  3. Number of cases referred involving a Black defendant 
  4. Number of cases referred involving a Hispanic/Latino defendant 
  5. Number of cases referred involving an American Indian or Alaska Native defendant 
  6. Number of cases referred involving a Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander defendant 
  7. Number of cases referred involving a defendant of another (please specify), multiple, or unknown race or ethnicity 
  1. Total number of cases declined by the prosecutor 
  2. Number of cases declined involving a White defendant 
  3. Number of cases declined involving a Black defendant 
  4. Number of cases declined involving a Hispanic/Latino defendant 
  5. Number of cases declined involving an American Indian or Alaska Native defendant 
  6. Number of cases declined involving a Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander defendant 
  7. Number of cases declined involving a defendant of another (please specify), multiple, or unknown race or ethnicity (by declination type) 
  8. Total number of cases diverted/deferred by the prosecutor 
  9. Number of cases diverted/deferred involving a White defendant 
  10. Number of cases diverted/deferred involving a Black defendant 
  11. Number of cases diverted/deferred involving a Hispanic/Latino defendant 
  12. Number of cases diverted/deferred involving an American Indian or Alaska Native defendant 
  13. Number of cases diverted/deferred involving a Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander defendant 
  14. Number of cases diverted/deferred involving a defendant of another (please specify), multiple, or unknown race or ethnicity (by declination type) 
  15. Total number of cases prosecuted by the prosecutor 
  16. Number of cases prosecuted involving a White defendant 
  17. Number of cases prosecuted involving a Black defendant 
  18. Number of cases prosecuted involving a Hispanic/Latino defendant 
  19. Number of cases prosecuted involving an American Indian or Alaska Native defendant 
  20. Number of cases prosecuted involving a Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander defendant 
  21. Number of cases prosecuted involving a defendant of another (please specify), multiple, or unknown race or ethnicity (by declination type) 

Agency Customization: How does the office/agency define and record race or ethnicity? 

5.2 Cases Declined, Diverted/Deferred, and Prosecuted by Gender number of cases declined, diverted/ deferred, and prosecuted involving a defendant of a certain gender as a percentage of cases referred involving a defendant of that gender 

  1. Total number of cases referred to the prosecutor 
  2. Number of cases referred involving a male defendant 
  3. Number of cases referred involving a female defendant 
  4. Number of cases referred involving a other (please specify) or unknown defendant 
  5. Number of cases referred involving a defendant of unknown gender 
  6. Total number of cases declined by the prosecutor 
  7. Number of cases declined involving a male defendant 
  8. Number of cases declined involving a female defendant 
  9. Number of cases declined involving a defendant of another (please specify) gender 
  10. Number of cases declined involving a defendant of unknown gender 
  11. Total number of cases diverted/deferred by the prosecutor 
  12. Number of cases diverted/deferred involving a male defendant 
  13. Number of cases diverted/deferred involving a female defendant 
  14. Number of cases diverted/deferred involving a defendant of another (please specify) gender 
  15. Number of cases diverted/deferred involving a defendant of unknown gender 
  16. Total number of cases prosecuted by the prosecutor 
  17. Number of cases prosecuted involving a male defendant 
  18. Number of cases prosecuted involving a female defendant 
  19. Number of cases prosecuted involving a defendant of another (please specify) gender 
  20. Number of cases prosecuted involving a defendant of unknown gender 
  21. Agency Customization: How does the office/agency define and record gender?

6.1 Violations Filed against Attorneys in the Office Resulting in Disciplinary Action percent of violations filed against attorneys in the office resulting in disciplinary action 

  1. Total number of violations filed resulting in disciplinary action 

Agency Customization: How does the office/agency define violation?