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Municipal Courts Case Filings Chart

Municipal Courts Case Filings chart graphic

  • Case filings decreased 4.1% from 1,306,239 in FY 2011 to 1,253,047 in FY 2012. Total case terminations decreased 8.0% during the same period.
     
  • Civil and criminal traffic filings, which comprise about three-fourths of all municipal court cases, decreased 3.3%, from 971,088 in FY 2011 to 938,714 in FY 2012.
     
  • Criminal misdemeanor case filings decreased 3.0% from 215,392 in FY 2011 to 208,879 in FY 2012.  Criminal misdemeanor case terminations decreased 12.0% from 319,687 in FY 2011 to 381,476 in FY 2012.
     
  • Domestic Violence petitions decreased 3.8% from 12,800 in FY 2011 to 13,288 in FY 2012.  Petitions for Injunctions Against Harassment decreased 3.6%, from 7,924 in FY 2011 to 7,636 in FY 2012.
     
  • Total cases pending increased 4.9%, from 855,253 on July 1, 2011 to 896,746 on June 30, 2012.