Office of Statewide Prosecution

For Calendar Year 2003
with Caseload and Financial Statistics for
Fiscal Year 2002-2003

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In Fiscal Year 2002-2003, the Office of Statewide Prosecution handled a total volume of 1,000 complex criminal investigations and prosecutions, including 628 filed cases and worked in conjunction with 101 law enforcement agencies and numerous State and Federal Task Forces. This volume was achieved in spite of a ten percent budget cut for Fiscal Year 2003-2004, and represents a six percent increase in the number of filed cases over the prior fiscal year. The overall conviction rate was 91%. The financial benefit to the citizens of the State of Florida in the form of assessed fines, penalties, and ordered restitution amounted to over $27 million, which greatly exceeded the total operating budget of the Office of Statewide Prosecution.

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