Revenue & Expenditure Summary


  • Total statewide court revenue decreased 2.7% from $408.1 million in FY 2011 to $397.0 million in FY 2012. While revenue decreased by 2.7%, case filings decreased by 4.9% during the same period, reflecting the continuing efforts of the courts statewide to collect court-ordered fines, fees, and surcharges.See Graph A.
  • This graph represents the trend in increased court revenue above the $70 million benchmark established in FY 1988. Since that time, courts have collected approximately $3.813 billion in additional revenue.See Graph B.
  • Of the total court system revenue, the state received 43.1%, counties received 30.6% and cities and towns 26.2%. See Graph C.
  • 48.3% of total court revenue was generated by municipal courts, 28.1% by justice courts, 22.3% by Superior Court and 1.2% by appellate courts. See Graph D.
  • Total restitution payments for victims collected by Courts decreased by 6.5% from $20.0 million in FY 2011 to $18.7 million in FY 2012.

Graph A
Arizona Court Revenue chart graphic
Graph B
Arizona Court Revenue Above Benchmark chart graphic
Graph C
Proportion of Revenue Generated by Level of Government chart graphic
Graph D

Proportion of Revenue Generated by the Court Level chart graphic

  • Total statewide court expenditures increased 0.6% from $707.3 million in FY 2011 to $711.8 million in FY 2012. See Graph A.
  • 64.3 % of the total funds spent by the court system were from the counties, 20.0% from the state, 14.1% from cities and towns, and 1.6% from federal and private sources. See Graph B.
  • 67.9% of total court expenditures were in Superior Court (including probation), 14.1% in municipal courts, 11.0% at the appellate level and 7.0% in the justice courts See Graph C.
Graph A
Arizona Court Expenditures Chart Graphic
Graph B
Porportion of Expenditures by Government chart graphic
Graph C
Porportion of Expenditures by Court Level chart graphic