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Municipal Courts Case Filings Chart

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  • Case filings in FY 2009 decreased 6.0% from FY 2008.  Total case terminations decreased 0.9% in the same period. 
     
  • Civil and criminal traffic filings, which comprise about three-fourths of all municipal court cases, decreased 7.2%, from 1,276,197 in FY 2008 to 1,184,775 in FY 2009.
     
  • Criminal misdemeanor case filings increased 1.0% from 242,617 in FY 2008 to 244,900 in FY 2009.  Criminal misdemeanor case terminations increased 11.0% from 275,351 in FY 2008 to 305,719 in FY 2009.
     
  • Domestic violence petitions increased 10.1% from 11,801 in FY 2008 to 12,997 in FY 2009.  Petitions for Injunctions Against Harassment increased 5.5%, from 9,055 in FY 2008 to 9,550 in FY 2009.
     
  • Total cases pending decreased 2.7%, from 929,700 on July 1, 2008 to 904,370 on June 30, 2009.