Court Statistics Report - 加州法庭统计报告

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California Superior Court Statistics Report 2015:

In FY 2013-14, over 7.5 million cases were filed statewide in the Superior Courts. The CSR organizes all the cases filed in the courts in four main case categories—Civil; Criminal; Family and Juvenile; Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, Habeas. The case filing totals for the individual case types reported by the courts for FY 2013-14 are as follows:

Civil: The civil case category is made up of unlimited civil, limited civil, and small claims matters. Civil unlimited cases are matters where the petitioner is seeking more than $25,000. There were 193,190 unlimited civil cases filed in the courts. Limited civil filings are cases where the petitioner is seeking $25,000 or less. Limited civil cases totaled 486,597 statewide. Small claims filings are cases where the petitioner is seeking $10,000 or less and is not represented by counsel. A total of 155,428 small claims cases were filed statewide.

Criminal: The criminal case category is made up of felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions. The filing totals for the individual case types are as follows: felony filings represented 272,610 cases, misdemeanor filings totaled 915,568 cases, and infraction filings accounted for 4,907,906 cases.

Family and Juvenile: Marital filings (dissolutions, legal separations and nullities) accounted for 138,968 cases and other family law filings (e.g. paternity, child support) totaled 242,518 cases. Juvenile delinquency filings totaled 45,824 cases and juvenile dependency filings totaled 46,889 cases.

Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, and Habeas: The filing totals for the individual case types are as follows: probate filings totaled 44,298 cases; mental health filings totaled 27,377 cases; civil and criminal appeal filings totaled 4,317 cases; and criminal habeas corpus filings totaled 7,410 cases.

The largest changes in statewide filings for Superior Courts from the previous year are in limited jurisdiction case types—misdemeanors and infractions in the criminal case category and small claims and limited civil in the civil case category. Limited jurisdiction cases tend to be, on average, much less complex and resource-intensive for courts than unlimited jurisdiction case types such as felonies, civil torts, juvenile, probate, and mental health. Several of the most complex types of cases filed in the courts had an increase in filings from the previous year, which include the following case types: Felony, Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death (PI/PD/WD), Juvenile Dependency, Probate, and Mental Health. 

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