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Revenue and Expenditures

Statewide Revenue and Expenditure Summary

Revenue
  • Total statewide court revenue increased 6.6% from $358.8 million in FY 2007 to $382.0 million in FY 2008, reflecting the continuing efforts of the courts statewide to collect court-ordered fines, fees, and surcharges.  See Graph A.
  • Graph B represents the trend in increased court revenue above the $70 million benchmark established in FY 1988.  Since that time, courts have collected approximately $2.45 billion in additional revenue.
  • Of the total court system revenue, the state received 37.9%, counties received 31.9% and cities and towns 30.2%.  See Graph C.
  • 50.5% of total court revenue was generated by municipal courts, 25.1% by justice courts, 22.8% by Superior Court and 1.5% by appellate courts.  See Graph D.
  • Total restitution payments for victims collected by courts decreased 5.4% from $19.2 million in FY 2007 to $18.2 million in FY 2008.

Graph A

 

Graph B

 

Graph C

 

Graph D

Expenditures

  • Total statewide court expenditures increased 5.5% from $700.9 million in FY 2007 to $739.4 million in FY 2008.  See Graph A.
  • 64.0 % of the total funds spent by the court system were from the counties, 21.1% from the state, 13.7% from cities and towns, and 1.2% from federal and private sources. See Graph B.
  • 70.5% of total court expenditures were in Superior Court (including probation), 13.7% in municipal courts, 9.6% at the appellate level (including statewide administration) and 6.2% in the justice courts.  See Graph C.

Graph A

 

Graph B

 

Graph C