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Justice of the Peace Courts Case Filings Chart

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  • Total filings in FY 2010 decreased 2.9% from FY 2009 and increased 11.3% when State DPS photo enforcement civil traffic cases are included.
  • Total case terminations decreased 2.5% and increased 34.4% when State DPS photo enforcement civil traffic cases are included.
  • Civil and criminal traffic filings, which comprise almost two-thirds of all justice court filings, decreased 0.3% from FY2009 and increased 19.5%, from 842,458 in FY 2009 to 1,006,529 in FY 2010 when State DPS photo enforcement civil traffic cases are included.
  • Criminal (misdemeanor and felony) case filings decreased 9.8% from 131,227 in FY 2009 to 118,398 in FY 2010.  Criminal case terminations decreased 9.4% from 137,104 in FY 2009 to 124,215 in FY 2010.
  • Domestic Violence petition filings increased 5.6% in justice courts, from 8,956 to 9,460.  Petitions for Injunctions Against Harassment decreased 10.8% from 9,040 to 8,064.
  • Total cases pending dropped by 2.2% from 656,860 on July 1, 2009 to 642,612 on June 30, 2010.