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Justice of the Peace Courts Case Filings Chart

Justice of the Peace Courts Case Filings chart graphic

  • Total filings in Justice Courts decreased from 828,378 in FY 2011 to 789,300 in FY 2012, a decrease of 4.7%
  • During the same period, case terminations decreased 5.6% from 867,687 in FY 2011 to 819,343 in FY 2012. 
  • Civil and criminal traffic filings, which comprise almost two-thirds of all justice court filings, decreased 3.3% from 475,829 in FY2011 to 460,190 in FY 2012.
  • Criminal (misdemeanor and felony) case filings decreased 3.7% from 115,014 in FY 2011 to 110,801 in FY 2012.  Criminal case terminations decreased 2.3% from 122,240 in FY 2011 to 119,391 in FY 2012.
  • Domestic Violence petition filings decreased 0.2% in justice courts, from 9,495 to 9,478.  Petitions for Injunctions Against Harassment decreased 8.5% from 7,696 to 7,040.
  • Total cases pending dropped by 0.5% from 629,753 on July 1, 2011 to 626,573 on June 30, 2012.