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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 759,993 in FY 2013 to 732,852 in FY 2014, a decrease of 3.6%.

  • During the same period, case terminations decreased 1.7% from 796,305 in FY 2013 to 782,394 in FY 2014.  

  • Criminal and civil traffic filings, which comprise almost two-thirds of all justice court filings, decreased 5.2% from 450,455 in FY 2013 to 427,148 in FY 2014. 

  • Criminal (misdemeanor and felony) case filings decreased 3.3% from 109,091 in FY 2013 to 105,543 in FY 2014.  Criminal case terminations increased 1.4% from 115,627 in FY 2013 to 117,229 in FY 2014.

  • Domestic Violence petition filings decreased 3.9% in justice courts, from 9,198 to 8,837. Petitions for Injunctions Against Harassment decreased 5.0% from 6,671 to 6,335.

  • Total cases pending dropped by 5.4% from 615,281 on July 1, 2013 to 581,964 on June 30, 2014.