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Information for Investigators & Submitters

Toronto & Sault Ste. Marie Laboratories
Quarterly Performance Report

Jan. 1 to March 31, 2013



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Performance

The following provides the most current timeframes within which operational Sections will issue reports relating to submissions in certain types of cases/offences. Submitting agencies can expect a report within these time frames. In the event that a report is not received at the submitting agency, please contact the Section Head, or Assistant Section Head to ascertain the status of the submission. Section specific contact information is provided on the CFS internet website (http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca).

Priority Cases

Number of reports

Avg. TAT

(days)

Performance

(% < target)

Biology

27

13

100%

Chemistry

1

1

100%

Documents

0

   

Firearms/Toolmarks

5

12

100%

Toxicology

2

16

100%


Biology Section Information

Offence/Incident

Number of reports

Avg. TAT

(days)

Performance

(% < target)

Homicide

142

47

73%

Attempt Murder

40

48

75%

Sexual assault

428

46

78%

B&E

300

45

100%


Chemistry Section Information

Offence/Incident

Number of reports

Avg. TAT

(days)

Performance

(% < target)

Homicide

31

34

90%

Attempt Murder

14

26

93%

Sexual assault

9

45

67%

Arson

106

35

88%


Physical Sciences Section (Documents, Firearms & Toolmarks)


Documents Unit Information

Offence/Incident

Number of reports

Avg. TAT

(days)

Performance

(% < target)

Homicide

3

48

100%

Attempted Murder

1

13

100%

Utter Threats

5

55

100%

Fraud

17

63

100%


Firearms/Toolmarks Unit Information

Offence/Incident

Number of reports

Avg. TAT

(days)

Performance

(% < target)

Homicide

27

55

56%

Attempt Murder

26

60

42%

Assault

11

62

73%

SFI

178

34

98%

RAISE

64

70

33%

The Suspicious Firearms Index (SFI) Service has been established to enable police agencies to determine whether a seized or recovered firearm is linked to other shooting incidents in Canada.

The Rapid Assessment of IBIS Selection Examination (RAISE) Service has been implemented to enable police agencies to determine whether seized or recovered cartridges and/or projectiles from crime scenes are linked to other shooting incidents in Canada.


Toxicology Section Information

Offence/Incident

Number of reports

Avg. TAT

(days)

Performance

(% < target)

Homicide

40

38

95%

Attempted Murder

3

52

100%

Sexual Assault

109

24

95%

Impaired Driving

616

14

99%

Office of the Chief Coroner – Death Investigations

828

36

95%


TAT = Turn Around Time is the number of days from receipt of case to release of report.

Performance (% < target) = percentage of reports released to the client within the target date. Our goal is to report most cases within 60 days. Some offences/incidents have completion targets of 30 or 90 days. See the Case Completion Targets page on the CFS website for target completion dates for different case types. www.ontario.ca/cfs


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Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Canada
Phone -705 945-6550
Fax - 705 945-6569