Revenue & Expenditure Summary
- Total statewide court revenue decreased 1.7% from $385.4 million in FY 2013 to $378.7 million in FY 2014. The decrease in revenue was driven by the overall decline in both criminal and civil traffic in the limited jurisdiction courts. 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 $4.437 billion in additional revenue. See Graph B.
- Of the total court system revenue, the state received 44.3%, counties received 30.5% and cities and towns received 25.3%. See Graph C.
- 48.1% of total court revenue was generated by municipal courts, 28.1% by justice courts, 22.6% by Superior Court and 1.2% by appellate courts. See Graph D.
- Total restitution payments for victims collected by Courts increased by 9.5% from $17.8 million in FY 2013 to $19.5 million in FY 2014.
- Total statewide court expenditures increased 4.6% from $719.0 million in FY 2013 to $752.4 million in FY 2014. See Graph A.
- 65.6% of the total funds spent by the court system were from the counties, 19.7% from the state, 13.3% from cities and towns, and 1.4% from federal and private sources. See Graph B.
- 69.1% of total court expenditures were in Superior Court (including probation), 13.3% in municipal courts, 10.6% at the appellate level and 7.0% in the justice courts See Graph C.