Revenue & Expenditure Summary
- Total statewide court revenue increased 7.4% from $381.2 million in FY 2008 to $409.3 million in FY 2009, reflecting the continuing efforts of the courts statewide to collect court-ordered fines, fees, and surcharges. See Chart A.
- Statewide revenue increased by 4.8% in FY2009 compared with FY2008 and 7.4% with State Photo Enforcement included.
- This graph represents the trend in increased court revenue above the $70 million benchmark established in FY 1988. Since that time, courts have collected approximately $2.790 billion in additional revenue. See Chart B.
- Of the total court system revenue, the state received 43.5%, counties received 30.4% and cities and towns 26.1%. See Chart C.
- 47.4% of total court revenue was generated by municipal courts, 28.6% by justice courts, 22.6% by Superior Court and 1.5% by appellate courts. See Chart D.
- Total restitution payments for victims collected by Courts increased 1.7% from $18.2 million in FY 2008 to $18.5 million in FY 2009.
- Total statewide court expenditures increased 0.2% from $739.4 million in FY 2008 to $740.7 million in FY 2009. See Graph A.
- 63.1 % of the total funds spent by the court system were from the counties, 20.9% from the state, 14.5% from cities and towns, and 1.5% from federal and private sources. See Graph B.
- 69.0% of total court expenditures were in Superior Court (including probation), 14.5% in municipal courts, 10.1% at the appellate level (including statewide administration) and 6.4% in the justice courts See Graph C.