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Justice of the Peace Courts Case Filings Chart

Justice of the Peace Courts Case Filings chart graphic

  • Total filings in FY 2011 decreased 9.8% from FY 2010 and decreased 34.0% when State DPS photo enforcement civil traffic cases are included.
  • Total case terminations decreased 9.6% and decreased 23.6% 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 14.5% from FY2010 and decreased 45.2%, from 1,006,529 in FY 2010 to 551,647 in FY 2011 when State DPS photo enforcement civil traffic cases are included.
  • Criminal (misdemeanor and felony) case filings decreased 7.8% from 124,623 in FY 2010 to 114,953 in FY 2011.  Criminal case terminations decreased 6.8% from 131,099 in FY 2010 to 122,240 in FY 2011.
  • Domestic Violence petition filings increased 0.4% in justice courts, from 9,460 to 9,495.  Petitions for Injunctions Against Harassment decreased 4.5% from 8,061 to 7,696.
  • Total cases pending dropped by 2.9% from 648,380 on July 1, 2010 to 629,686 on June 30, 2011.