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2016 COURT STATISTICS REPORT

Statewide Caseload Trends


20052006 Through 20142015

2016 COURT STATISTICS REPORT

Statewide Caseload Trends


20052006 Through 20142015

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JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA


M artin H oshino
Administrative Director
J ody Patel
Chief of Staff

Operations and Programs Division


M illicen t Tidw ell
Chief Operating Officer

Court Operation Services


R obert L ow ney
Acting Director

Office of Court Research


L e ah R ose -G oodwin
Manager
C hris B elloli
Supervising Research Analyst
N oor S ingh
Associate Analyst and Principal Author
C hery l K ing
Research Analyst
M at thew C l ar k
Associate Analyst

P R E FA C E
Court Statistics Report
The Court Statistics Report (CSR) is published annually by the Judicial Council of California and is designed to
fulfill the provisions of article VI, section 6 of the California Constitution, which requires the Judicial Council to
survey the condition and business of the California courts. The CSR combines 10-year statewide summaries of
superior court filings and dispositions with similar workload indicators for the California Supreme Court and
Courts of Appeal. The 2016 CSR also provides more detailed information on filings and dispositions in the
individual superior courts for the most recent fiscal year for which data are available, 20142015.

Caseload Data and Court Workload


Californias court system is one of the largest in the world and serves a population of more than 39 million
peopleabout 12 percent of the total U.S. populationand more than 2,000 judicial officers and approximately
19,000 judicial branch employees statewide address the full range of cases heard each year. The vast majority
of cases in the California courts begin in one of the 58 superior, or trial, courts, which reside in each of the
states 58 counties. With more than 500 court buildings throughout the state, these courts hear both civil and
criminal cases as well as family, probate, mental health, juvenile, and traffic cases.
The data published in the Court Statistics Report is used by the judicial branch in policy development, program
evaluation, performance management, and in workload analysis to measure judicial and court staff resource
needs in California. Because different types of cases require different amounts of judicial and staff resources,
a weighted caseload approach is the standard method, nationwide, to estimate the workload and resource
needs of the courts. Weighted caseload distinguishes between different categories of filings so that the
resources required to process a felony case, for example, are recognized as being much greater than the
resources required to process a traffic infraction. As the mix or composition of cases change over time, a
weighted caseload approach is needed to assess the impact of caseload trends on court workload. The Judicial
Council has adopted caseweights for two workload models used by the judicial branchthe Judicial Workload
Assessment and the Resource Assessment Study (RAS) model.
With the introduction of a new budget development and allocation process for the trial courts in 2013, the data
published in the Court Statistics Report is being used by the judicial branch for a critically important new
purpose. The Judicial Council adopted the Workload-based Allocation and Funding Methodology, or WAFM,
which uses the Resource Assessment Model (RAS) and other workload factors in a new budget development
process that alters baseline funding for most trial courts based on court workload.

Summary of 2016 Court Statistics Report


A summary of the caseload data in the 2016 CSR for the California Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and
Superior Courts for fiscal year 20142015 are as follows:
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court issued 76 written opinions during the year.

Filings totaled 7,868, and dispositions totaled 7,560.

Automatic appeals arising out of judgments of death totaled 18 cases, and the court disposed of 19
such appeals by written opinion.

The Supreme Court ordered 21 Court of Appeal opinions depublished in this fiscal year.

Courts of Appeal

Total contested matters for the Courts of Appeal totaled 20,661 made up of 13,607 records of appeal
and 7,054 original proceedings.

Dispositions in the Courts of Appeal totaled 22,084. Of these dispositions, 15,283 were appeals, and
6,801 were original proceedings.

Dispositions of appeals by written opinion totaled 9,417, appeals disposed of without written opinion
totaled 3,906, and appeals disposed of without a record filed totaled 1,960. Dispositions of original
proceedings by written opinion totaled 442, and original proceedings disposed of without written
opinion totaled 6,429.

Statewide, 9 percent of Court of Appeal majority opinions were published.

Superior Courts

In FY 2014-15, over 6.8 million cases were filed statewide in the Superior Courts. The CSR organizes all the
cases filed in the courts in four main case categoriesCivil; Criminal; Family and Juvenile; Probate, Mental
Health, Appeals, Habeas. The case filing totals for the individual case types reported by the courts for FY
2014-15 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 192,761
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 375,178 statewide. Small claims filings are cases where the
petitioner is seeking $10,000 or less and is not represented by counsel. A total of 150,382 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 214,088 cases, misdemeanor
filings totaled 922,730 cases, and infraction filings accounted for 4,424,870 cases.
Family and Juvenile: Marital filings (dissolutions, legal separations and nullities) accounted for 138,121
cases and other family law filings (e.g. paternity, child support) totaled 242,039 cases. Juvenile
delinquency filings totaled 40,726 cases and juvenile dependency filings totaled 44,679 cases.
Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, and Habeas: The filing totals for the individual case types are as follows:
probate filings totaled 44,456 cases; mental health filings totaled 29,718 cases; civil and criminal appeal
filings totaled 5,064 cases; and criminal habeas corpus filings totaled 7,898 cases.
The largest changes in statewide filings for Superior Courts from the previous year are in limited jurisdiction
case typesmisdemeanors 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 resourceintensive 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: Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death
(PI/PD/WD), Probate, and Mental Health. Felony filings decreased for the first time in several years due
presumably to the passage of Proposition 47 in November 2014, which reclassified certain theft and drug
possession offenses from felonies to misdemeanors.

CONTENTS
Introduction

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SUPREME COURT

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Total Filings and Dispositions............................................................................................................... 3


Figure 1

Total Filings ........................................................................................................... 3

Figure 2

Total Dispositions ................................................................................................. 3

Filings and Dispositions: Summary ...................................................................................................... 4


Figure 3

Petitions for Review .............................................................................................. 4

Figure 4

Original Proceedings ............................................................................................ 4

Figure 5

Automatic Appeals................................................................................................ 4

Figure 6

Habeas Corpus Related To Automatic Appeals .................................................. 4

Figure 7

State Bar Matters ................................................................................................. 4

Data for Figures 37: Filings and Dispositions: Summary ................................................................. 5


Filings and Dispositions: Petitions for Review..................................................................................... 6
Figure 8

Total Petitions for Review .................................................................................... 6

Figure 9

Civil Total ............................................................................................................... 6

Figure 9a Civil Appeals .......................................................................................................... 6


Figure 9b Civil Writs .............................................................................................................. 6
Figure 10 Criminal Total ........................................................................................................ 6
Figure 10a Criminal Appeals................................................................................................... 6
Figure 10b Criminal Habeas Corpus ...................................................................................... 6
Figure 10c Criminal Other Writs ............................................................................................. 6
Data for Figures 810c: Filings and Dispositions: Petitions for Review ........................................... 7
Summary of Actions on Petitions for Review....................................................................................... 8
Table 1

Summary of Actions on Petitions for Review ...................................................... 8

Filings and Dispositions: Original Proceedings ................................................................................... 9


Figure 11 Total Original Proceedings ................................................................................... 9
Figure 12 Civil Total ............................................................................................................... 9
Figure 13 Criminal Total ........................................................................................................ 9
Figure 13a Criminal Habeas Corpus ...................................................................................... 9
Figure 13b Criminal Other Writs ............................................................................................. 9
Data for Figures 1113b: Filings and Dispositions: Original Proceedings ...................................... 10
State Bar Matters Filed....................................................................................................................... 11
Figure 14 Total State Bar Matters Filed ............................................................................. 11

Table 2

Types of State Bar Matters Filed ....................................................................... 11

Business Transacted .......................................................................................................................... 12


Figure 15 Written Opinions ................................................................................................. 12
Figure 16 Original Proceedings .......................................................................................... 12
Figure 17 Petitions for Review Granted .......................................................................... 12
Figure 18 Petitions for Review Denied ........................................................................... 12
Figure 19 Petitions for Review Percent Granted ............................................................ 12
Figure 20 Rehearings Granted ........................................................................................ 12
Figure 21 Rehearings Denied ......................................................................................... 12
Figure 22 Executive Clemency Applications ...................................................................... 12
Data for Figures 15-22: Business Transacted .................................................................................. 13
Court of Appeal Opinions Ordered Depublished by the Supreme Court,
Fiscal Years 199697 through 201415 ......................................................................................... 14
Figure 23 Depublished Opinions ........................................................................................ 14
Data for Figure 23: Court of Appeal Opinions Ordered Depublished by the Supreme Court ......... 15
Capital Cases in Which the Record Was Not Certified for Completeness
Within 90 Days, and for Accuracy Within 120 Days ......................................................................... 16
Table 3 ................................................................................................................................... 16

COURTS OF APPEAL

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Performance Indicator Data ............................................................................................................... 19


Table 1

Performance Indicator Data .............................................................................. 19

Figure 1

Ratio of Pending Fully Briefed Appeals per 100 Appeals


Disposed of by Written Opinion ......................................................................... 20

Figure 2

Pending Fully Briefed Appeals per Authorized Justice ..................................... 20

Figure 3

Majority Opinions per Judge Equivalent ............................................................ 20

Caseload Comparisons ....................................................................................................................... 21


Table 2

Caseload Comparisons ...................................................................................... 21

Figure 4

Pending Appeals: Caseload Comparison per Authorized Justice .................... 22

Figure 5

Filings and Dispositions: Caseload Comparison per Authorized Justice ........ 22

Summary of Filings ............................................................................................................................. 23


Figure 6

Total Contested Matters .................................................................................... 23

Figure 7

Total Contested Matters per Authorized Justice .............................................. 23

Record of Appeal Filings ..................................................................................................................... 24


Figure 8

All Districts .......................................................................................................... 24

Figure 9

First District......................................................................................................... 24

Figure 10 Second District ................................................................................................... 24


Figure 11 Third District ....................................................................................................... 24
Figure 12 Fourth District ..................................................................................................... 24

Figure 13 Fifth District ........................................................................................................ 24


Figure 14 Sixth District ........................................................................................................ 24
Original Proceedings Filings ............................................................................................................... 25
Figure 15 All Districts .......................................................................................................... 25
Figure 16 First District......................................................................................................... 25
Figure 17 Second District ................................................................................................... 25
Figure 18 Third District ....................................................................................................... 25
Figure 19 Fourth District ..................................................................................................... 25
Figure 20 Fifth District ........................................................................................................ 25
Figure 21 Sixth District ........................................................................................................ 25
Appeals Disposed of by Written Opinion ........................................................................................... 26
Figure 22 Total Appeals ...................................................................................................... 26
Figure 23 Criminal Appeals by Defendants ....................................................................... 26
Figure 24 Criminal Appeals by Prosecution ....................................................................... 26
Figure 25 Civil Appeals ........................................................................................................ 26
Figure 26 Juvenile Appeals (Criminal Violation) ................................................................ 26
Figure 27 Other Juvenile Appeals....................................................................................... 26
Percentage of Majority Opinions Published ...................................................................................... 27
Figure 28 Total Appeals ...................................................................................................... 27
Figure 29 Criminal Appeals................................................................................................. 27
Figure 30 Civil Appeals ........................................................................................................ 27
Figure 31 Juvenile Appeals ................................................................................................. 27
Figure 32 Original Proceedings .......................................................................................... 27
Civil Appeals: Time From Notice of Appeal to Filing Opinion ........................................................... 28
Figure 33 90th Percentile and Median .............................................................................. 28
Criminal Appeals: Time From Notice of Appeal to Filing Opinion .................................................... 29
Figure 34 90th Percentile and Median .............................................................................. 29
Summary of Filings and Dispositions................................................................................................. 30
Table 3

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Summary of Filings ............................................................................................................................. 31


Table 4

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AppealsMethod of Disposition......................................................................................................... 32
Table 5

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Dispositions of Original Proceedings ................................................................................................. 33


Table 6
Opinions Written
Table 7

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............................................................................................................................. 34
............................................................................................................................. 34

Pending AppealsTotal and Fully Briefed ......................................................................................... 35


Table 8

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SUPERIOR COURTS .

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Caseloads and Authorized Judicial Positions .................................................................................... 39


Figure 1

Total Filings and Dispositions ............................................................................ 39

Figure 2

Total Filings and Dispositions per Judicial Position ......................................... 39

Civil Filings and Dispositions .............................................................................................................. 40


Figure 3

Total Civil ............................................................................................................. 40

Figure 4

Civil Unlimited ..................................................................................................... 40

Figure 5

Motor Vehicle PI/PD/WD ................................................................................... 40

Figure 6

Other PI/PD/WD ................................................................................................. 40

Figure 7

Civil Complaints .................................................................................................. 40

Figure 8

Civil Limited ........................................................................................................ 40

Figure 9

Small Claims ....................................................................................................... 40

CalCourTools: Caseload Clearance RatesCivil ................................................................................ 41


Figure 10 Total Civil ............................................................................................................. 41
Figure 11 Civil Unlimited ..................................................................................................... 41
Figure 12 Motor Vehicle PI/PD/WD ................................................................................... 41
Figure 13 Other PI/PD/WD ................................................................................................. 41
Figure 14 Civil Complaints .................................................................................................. 41
Figure 15 Civil Limited ........................................................................................................ 41
Figure 16 Small Claims ....................................................................................................... 41
CalCourTools: Time to DispositionCivil ............................................................................................ 42
Figure 17 Civil Unlimited ..................................................................................................... 42
Figure 18 Civil Limited ........................................................................................................ 42
Figure 19 Unlawful Detainer ............................................................................................... 42
Figure 20 Small Claims ....................................................................................................... 42
Caseflow Management Data: Stage of Case at DispositionCivil ................................................... 43
Figure 21 Civil Unlimited, Civil Limited, Small Claims ....................................................... 43
Criminal Filings and Dispositions ....................................................................................................... 44
Figure 22 Felony .................................................................................................................. 44
Figure 23 Nontraffic Misdemeanor .................................................................................... 44
Figure 24 Traffic Misdemeanor .......................................................................................... 44
Figure 25 Nontraffic Infraction ........................................................................................... 44
Figure 26 Traffic Infraction ................................................................................................. 44
CalCourTools: Caseload Clearance RatesCriminal ......................................................................... 45
Figure 27 Felony .................................................................................................................. 45
Figure 28 Nontraffic Misdemeanor .................................................................................... 45

Figure 29 Traffic Misdemeanor .......................................................................................... 45


Figure 30 Nontraffic Infraction ........................................................................................... 45
Figure 31 Traffic Infraction ................................................................................................. 45
CalCourTools: Time to DispositionCriminal ..................................................................................... 46
Figure 32 Felonies Disposed Within 12 months ............................................................... 46
Figure 33 Felonies Resulting in Bindover or Certified Pleas ............................................ 46
Figure 34 Misdemeanors .................................................................................................... 46
Caseflow Management Data: Stage of Case at DispositionCriminal ............................................ 47
Figure 35 Felony .................................................................................................................. 47
Figure 36 Misdemeanors and Infractions.......................................................................... 48
Family and Juvenile Filings and Dispositions .................................................................................... 49
Figure 37 Family LawMarital ............................................................................................ 49
Figure 38 Family Law Petitions........................................................................................... 49
Figure 39 Juvenile Delinquency.......................................................................................... 49
Figure 40 Juvenile Dependency ......................................................................................... 49
CalCourTools: Caseload Clearance RatesFamily and Juvenile ...................................................... 50
Figure 41 Family LawMarital ............................................................................................ 50
Figure 42 Family Law Petitions........................................................................................... 50
Figure 43 Juvenile Delinquency.......................................................................................... 50
Figure 44 Juvenile Dependency ......................................................................................... 50
Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, Habeas Corpus Filings and Dispositions ................................... 51
Figure 45 Probate ................................................................................................................ 51
Figure 46 Mental Health ..................................................................................................... 51
Figure 47 Appeals ............................................................................................................... 51
Figure 48 Criminal Habeas Corpus .................................................................................... 51
CalCourTools: Caseload Clearance RatesProbate, Mental Health, Appeals, Habeas.................. 52
Figure 49 Probate ................................................................................................................ 52
Figure 50 Mental Health ..................................................................................................... 52
Figure 51 Appeals ............................................................................................................... 52
Figure 52 Criminal Habeas Corpus .................................................................................... 52
Caseflow Management Data: Trials By Type of Proceeding ............................................................. 53
Figure 53 Total Jury and Court Trials ................................................................................. 53
Figure 54 Felony Jury Trials ................................................................................................ 53
Figure 55 Misdemeanor Jury Trials .................................................................................... 53
Figure 56 PI/PD/WD Civil Unlimited Jury Trials ................................................................. 53
Figure 57 Other Civil Unlimited Jury Trials ......................................................................... 53
Figure 58 Civil Limited Jury Trials ....................................................................................... 53
Figure 59 Probate and Mental Health Jury Trials .............................................................. 53
Figure 60 Felony Court Trials .............................................................................................. 53

Figure 61 Misdemeanor and Infraction Court Trials ......................................................... 53


Figure 62 PI/PD/WD Civil Unlimited Court Trials .............................................................. 53
Figure 63 Other Civil Unlimited Court Trials....................................................................... 53
Figure 64 Civil Limited Court Trials .................................................................................... 53
Figure 65 Probate and Mental Health Court Trials ........................................................... 53
Trial Court Workload and Resources: Judicial Positions and Use of Judicial Assistance ............... 54
Figure 66 Total Judicial Position Equivalents (JPE) and
Assessed Judge Need (AJN) ............................................................................... 54
Figure 67 Total Authorized Judicial Positions (AJP) and AJN ............................................ 54
Figure 68 Authorized Judgeships ....................................................................................... 54
Figure 69 Judicial Assistance Received by Trial Courts .................................................... 54
JBSIS Courts as of Fiscal Year 201415 .......................................................................................... 55

APPENDIXES

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Appendix A

Courts With Incomplete Data............................................................................. 59

Appendix B

Supreme Court Glossary .................................................................................... 60

Appendix C

Courts of Appeal Glossary .................................................................................. 61

Appendix D

Superior Courts Glossary ................................................................................... 62

Appendix E

Courts of Appeal Data Tables for Figures ......................................................... 64

Data for Figures 67: Summary of Filings ..................................................................................... 64


Data for Figures 814: Record of Appeal Filings........................................................................... 65
Data for Figures 1521: Original Proceeding Filings .................................................................... 66
Data for Figures 2227: Appeals Disposed of by Written Opinion............................................... 67
Data for Figures 2832: Percentage of Majority Opinions Published.......................................... 68
Appendix F

Superior Court Statewide Data Tables for Figures ........................................... 69

Data for Figures 12: Caseloads and Judicial Positions ............................................................... 69


Data for Figures 316: Civil Filings, Dispositions, and Caseload Clearance Rate ...................... 70
Data for Figures 1720: Civil Case Processing Time .................................................................... 71
Data for Figure 21: Stage of Case at DispositionCivil ................................................................. 72
Data for Figures 2231: Criminal Filings, Dispositions, and Caseload Clearance Rate ............. 73
Data for Figures 3234: Criminal Case Processing Time ............................................................. 74
Data for Figure 35: Stage of Case at DispositionFelony ............................................................. 75
Data for Figure 36: Stage of Case at DispositionMisdemeanors and Infractions .................... 76
Data for Figures 3744: Family and Juvenile Filings, Dispositions, and
Caseload Clearance Rate ................................................................................................................ 77
Data for Figures 4552: Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, Habeas Corpus

Filings, Dispositions, and Caseload Clearance Rate ..................................................................... 78


Data for Figures 5365: Trials By Type of Proceeding .................................................................. 79
Data for Figures 6668: Judicial Positions and Use of Judicial Assistance ................................ 80
Data for Figure 69: Assistance Received and Rendered by Type of Court .................................. 81
Appendix G

County Tables ..................................................................................................... 82

Table 1

Caseload and Authorized Judicial Positions ..................................................... 82

Table 2

Court Trials .......................................................................................................... 84

Table 3

Jury Trials ............................................................................................................ 86

Table 4a

Total Civil Filings ................................................................................................. 88

Table 4b

Total Civil Dispositions ....................................................................................... 90

Table 5a

Total CivilMethod of Disposition ..................................................................... 92

Table 5b

Unlimited CivilMethod of Disposition ............................................................. 94

Table 5c

Unlimited Civil: Motor Vehicle Personal Injury, Property Damage,


and Wrongful DeathMethod of Disposition .................................................... 96

Table 5d

Unlimited Civil: Other Personal Injury, Property Damage,


and Wrongful DeathMethod of Disposition .................................................... 98

Table 5e

Unlimited Civil: Other Civil Complaints and Petitions


Method of Disposition ......................................................................................100

Table 5f

Small Claims Appeals Stage of Case at Disposition ....................................102

Table 5g

Limited CivilMethod of Disposition ...............................................................104

Table 5h

Small ClaimsMethod of Disposition..............................................................106

Table 6a

Civil Case Processing Time ..............................................................................108

Table 7a

Total Criminal Filings ........................................................................................110

Table 7b

Total Criminal Dispositions ..............................................................................112

Table 8a

FeloniesMethod of Disposition .....................................................................114

Table 8b

FeloniesDispositions by Outcome.................................................................116

Table 9a

Nontraffic MisdemeanorsMethod of Disposition .........................................118

Table 9b

Nontraffic InfractionsMethod of Disposition ................................................120

Table 9c

Traffic MisdemeanorsMethod of Disposition ...............................................122

Table 9d

Traffic InfractionsMethod of Disposition ......................................................124

Table 10a

Criminal Case Processing Time .......................................................................126

Table 11a

Family and Juvenile Filings ..............................................................................128

Table 11b

Family and Juvenile Dispositions ....................................................................130

Table 11c

Family Law (Marital)Method of Disposition..................................................132

Table 11d

Family Law PetitionsMethod of Disposition .................................................134

Table 11e

Juvenile DelinquencyStage of Case at Disposition ......................................136

Table 11f

Juvenile DependencyStage of Case at Disposition .....................................138

Table 12a

Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, Habeas Corpus Filings .............................140

Table 12b

Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, Habeas Corpus Dispositions ...................142

Table 12c

ProbateMethod of Disposition ......................................................................144

Table 12d

Mental HealthStage of Case at Disposition .................................................146

Table 12e

Civil and Criminal AppealsStage of Case at Disposition .............................148

Table 12f

Habeas Corpus CriminalStage of Case at Disposition ................................150

Table 13a

Authorized Judicial Positions and Judicial Position Equivalents ...................152

Table 13b

Judicial Position Equivalents ...........................................................................154

INTRODUCTION
The Court Statistics Report (CSR) is published annually by the Judicial Council of California. The CSR combines
10-year statewide summaries of superior court filings and dispositions with similar workload indicators for the
California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal. The appendixes to this report provide detailed information on
filings and dispositions in the superior courts for the most recent fiscal year, 20142015.
The CSR is designed to fulfill the provisions of article VI, section 6 of the California Constitution, which requires
the Judicial Council to survey the condition and business of the California courts.
The CSR is published on the California Courts website at http://www.courts.ca.gov/12941.htm.

Snapshot of Court Caseload


The Court Statistics Report contains essential information about the annual caseload of the California judicial
branch, with a particular emphasis on the number and types of cases that are filed and disposed of in the
courts. This information is submitted to the California Legislature and used in numerous judicial branch
reports. As with any published data, the numbers in this report represent a snapshot of the most complete and
reliable information available at the time of compilation.
To ensure that the statistics used for making policy decisions are as accurate as possible, courts may amend
the data they submit to the Judicial Council should new, more detailed or more complete information become
available. For this reason, the data in this report may change slightly over time as courts revise their
calculations and submit new caseload estimates.

Weighted Caseload and Court Workload


In the judicial branch the most reliable and consistent measure of workload is the number of case filings.
Because different types of cases require different amounts of judicial and staff resources, a weighted caseload
approach is the standard method, nationwide, to estimate the workload and resource needs of the courts.
Accordingly, the Judicial Council has adopted a weighted caseload methodology to measure judicial and court
staff resource needs in California. Weighted caseload distinguishes between different categories of filings so
that the resources required to process a felony case, for example, are recognized as being much greater than
the resources required to process a traffic infraction. Individual caseweights have been assigned to the many
different types of cases filed in the courts. Caseweights are used along with the data published in the Court
Statistics Report to estimate the number of judicial officers and court staff needed to fully adjudicate each
case filed in the 58 superior courts.
The Judicial Council has adopted caseweights for two workload models used by the judicial branchthe
Judicial Workload Assessment and the Resource Assessment Study (RAS) model. The Judicial Workload
Assessment model was originally developed and adopted by the Judicial Council in 2001, and the Judicial
Council adopted updated caseweights or judicial workload standards in 2012. The Resource Assessment
Study (RAS) model was originally developed and adopted by the Judicial Council in 2005, and the RAS model
was updated and adopted by the Judicial Council in 2013.

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With the introduction of a new budget development and allocation process for the trial courts in 2013, the data
published in the Court Statistics Report is being used by the judicial branch for a critically important new
purpose. The Judicial Council adopted the Workload-based Allocation and Funding Methodology, or WAFM,
which uses the Resource Assessment Model (RAS) and other workload factors in a new budget development
process that alters baseline funding for most trial courts based on court workload. WAFM is consistent with
Goal II, Independence and Accountability, of Justice in Focus: The Strategic Plan for California Judicial Branch
2006-2012, in that the methodology strives to allocate resources in a transparent and fair manner that
promotes efficiency and effectiveness in the administration of justice, supports the strategic goals of the
judicial branch, promotes innovation, and provides for effective and consistent court operations (Goal II.B.3).

Variations in Data Totals


Statewide trends in filings and dispositions may be influenced by a number of factors. For example, changes in
the number of filings and dispositions may reflect shifting needs or behavior of residents of a courts service
area as well as new policy emphases in the work of justice system partners. The following are some of the
more common causes of statistical variations.

Missing Data
Statewide totals in the CSR may be influenced by missing data for certain courts. Typically, when courts do not
report data to the Judicial Council, it is because they have encountered difficulties generating automated
reports from their case management systems. Filings data submitted by the courts tend to be more complete
than disposition data.

Incomplete Data
The reporting of incomplete data typically occurs when courts transmit partial data totals for a particular case
type because of the limits of their case management systems. It should be noted that incomplete data are
more difficult to spot in the tables that follow, but in general they will cause downward shifts in the number of
filings and dispositions. (Incomplete data for FY 20142015 are also detailed in Appendix A.)

Variation in Local Business Practices


Data reported in the CSR are compiled in a data warehouse, the Judicial Branch Statistical Information System
(JBSIS). Because many different case management systems are used in the courts, data must be mapped
from local systems into the standard categories used for reporting purposes. One essential function of JBSIS is
to standardize the basic definitions of case types and case events across all courts in California. Another
important aspect of JBSIS is its role in the extraction of court data through different transmission methods that
include manual reports, web-based reports through the JBSIS Portal, and automated JBSIS reports. Through
this process JBSIS contributes to the warehousing of this data in a structure that is comparable from one court
to another.
Maintaining quality control over the data contained in the JBSIS data warehouse involves:

Training court staff on the standards for the classification, entry, and reporting of data;

Providing information to the courts for resolving technical questions associated with data definitions,
processing, and aggregation;

Developing and adopting a new case management system infrastructure in the courts; and

Documenting and disseminating information related to changes in the ways that courts define or
report data.

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Although a growing number of courts now transmit their data electronically from their case management
system to the Judicial Council, there continue to be differences among superior courts case processing and
other business practices that reflect the histories of individual courts and the unique needs of the communities
they serve. These differences may influence the ways in which superior courts report data to the Judicial
Council. On that basis, while the filings and disposition data reported by any one court are largely comparable
to data from other courts, some local variations in the classification and reporting of cases still occur.

Changes to 2016 Court Statistics Report


The 2016 Court Statistics Report reflects several design improvements and organizational changes to make
the document more user-friendlyprimarily a more graphical presentation of the material and more accurate
organization of the work of the branch by case type and subject matter. The electronic PDF version of the 2016
CSR also offers access to the raw data underlying many of the graphical charts by clicking the data icon:
Get this data

The major organizational change in the 2016 CSR is to distinguish descriptive caseload indicators such as
filings and dispositions, and basic standards and measures of judicial administration. These measures, such
as time to disposition and caseload clearance rate, allow the courts to assess case-processing practices and
ensure efficient allocation of resources. Engaging in an ongoing assessment of performance measurement
furthers many of the branchwide strategic goalssuch as access to justice, accountability, and quality of
justice and service to the publicthat are vital to the effective administration of justice in California.

Judicial Administration Standards and Measures


Government Code section 77001.5 (Sen. Bill 56 [Dunn]; Stats. 2006, ch. 390) requires the Judicial Council to
adopt and annually report on judicial administration standards and measures that promote the fair and
efficient administration of justice, including, but not limited to, the following subjects: (1) providing equal
access to courts and respectful treatment for all court participants; (2) case processing, including the efficient
use of judicial resources; and (3) general court administration. The judicial administration standards and
measures included in the 2016 CSR further the branchs commitment to the goals and measures outlined in
Government Code section 77001.5.

CalCourTools
CalCourTools is a set of judicial administration standards and measures linked to technical assistance
available from the Judicial Council. The CalCourTools program builds on the CourTools measures developed by
the National Center for State Courts and endorsed by the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of
State Court Administrators

Statistical Overview
This section contains summaries of filings and dispositions for the California Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal,
and superior courts for fiscal year 20142015.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court issued 76 written opinions during the year.

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7,868 matters were filed with the court, with 7,560 matters disposed of during the same period.

The court received 4,038 petitions seeking review from a Court of Appeal decision in an appeal or an
original writ proceeding and disposed of 3,874 such petitions.

1,158 of these petitions for review arose from civil matters, and 2,880 from criminal matters.

The court disposed of 1,104 civil petitions and 2,770 criminal petitions.

The court received 2,727 petitions seeking original writ relief and disposed of 2,632 of such petitions.

Of the petitions seeking original writ relief, 327 arose out of civil matters and 2,400 arose out of
criminal matters.

The court disposed of 296 civil and 2,336 criminal petitions.

A total of 18 automatic appeals were filed with the court following a judgment of death, and the court
disposed of 19 automatic appeals by written opinion.

The court received 47 habeas corpus petitions related to automatic appeals and disposed of 17 such
petitions.

A total of 1,027 State Bar matters were filed with the court, and 1,011 such matters were disposed of
during the year.

The Supreme Court ordered 21 Court of Appeal opinions depublished in this fiscal year.

Courts of Appeal

Contested matters for the Courts of Appeal totaled 20,661, and dispositions totaled 22,084.

Contested matters included 13,607 records of appeal and 7,054 original proceedings.

The 13,607 filings of records of appeal comprised 4,275 civil cases, 6,463 criminal cases, and 2,869
juvenile cases. The 7,054 filings of original proceedings included 1,834 civil, 4,803 criminal, and 417
juvenile cases.

Filings of notices of appeal in the superior court totaled 16,211: 6,062 civil cases, 7,113 criminal
cases, and 3,036 juvenile cases.

Disposition of notices of appeal totaled 15,283 and included 6,101 civil, 6,232 criminal, and 2,950
juvenile cases.

Dispositions of notices of appeal by written opinion totaled 9,417: 3,106 civil cases, 4,729
criminal cases, and 1,582 juvenile cases.

Dispositions without written opinion totaled 3,906 cases: 1,444 civil, 1,191 criminal, and 1,271
juvenile.

Dispositions of notices of appeal with no record filed totaled 1,960 cases: 1,551 civil, 312
criminal, and 97 juvenile.

Disposition of filings of original proceedings is composed of 1,769 civil, 4,788 criminal, and 314
juvenile cases.

Disposition of original proceedings decided with written opinion totaled 442 cases: 131 civil
cases, 124 criminal cases, and 187 juvenile cases.

Disposition of original proceedings without written opinion totaled 6,429 cases: 1,638 civil, 4,664
criminal, and 127 juvenile.

Of the cases disposed of by written opinion, 7,939 were affirmed, 924 were reversed, and 263 were
dismissed.

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Of those cases affirmed by the Courts of Appeal, 6,383 received full affirmance, while 1,556 received
affirmance with modification.

Statewide, 9 percent of Court of Appeal majority opinions were published in this fiscal year.

Superior Court
Superior court case filings across all case categories totaled 6,832,710 cases, while dispositions numbered
6,342,662. Within these aggregate numbers, the following totals by major case category and case type were
recorded:

Civil Cases. Civil filings totaled 718,321 and civil dispositions totaled 747,353, with a caseload clearance rate
of 104% attained over all civil case types in this fiscal year.

UNLIMITED: Civil unlimited filings totaled 192,761 cases, while civil unlimited dispositions numbered
179,509.

Method of disposition for civil unlimited cases: 140,124 cases disposed of before trial and
39,385 after trial.

Caseload clearance rate for civil unlimited cases: 93%.

Case processing time for civil unlimited cases was 64% within 12 months, 76% in 18 months,
and 83% in 24 months.

LIMITED: Civil limited filings totaled 375,178 cases, while civil limited dispositions numbered
409,944.

Method of disposition for civil limited trials: 377,764 cases were disposed of before trial and
32,180 after trial.

The caseload clearance rate for civil limited cases was 109%.

Case processing time for civil limited was as follows: 83% in 12 months, 91% in 18 months,
and 94% in 24 months.

SMALL CLAIMS: Small claims filings reached a total of 150,382 cases, while small claims dispositions
numbered 157,900.

Method of disposition for small claims cases: 67,327 cases were disposed of before trial and
90,573 after trial.

The caseload clearance rate for small claims cases was 105%.

Case processing time in small claims cases was as follows: 58% in 70 days, 71% in 90 days.

Criminal Cases. Criminal filings totaled 5,561,688 and criminal dispositions numbered 5,119,511, with a
caseload clearance rate of 92% attained over all criminal case types in this fiscal year.

FELONIES: Felony filings reached a total of 214,088 cases, while felony dispositions numbered
223,339.

Method of disposition: 218,285 felony cases were disposed of before trial and 5,054 after
trial.

Caseload clearance rate for felony cases was 104%.

Case processing time in felony cases resulting in bindovers or certified pleas: 45% in 30 days,
55% in 45 days, 71% in 90 dayswith 88% of all felonies disposed of in less than 12 months.

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MISDEMEANORS: Misdemeanor filings reached a total of 922,730 cases, while misdemeanor


dispositions numbered 757,286.

Method of disposition: 750,264 misdemeanor cases were disposed of before trial and 7,039
after trial.

Caseload clearance rate for misdemeanor cases ranged from 84% for traffic misdemeanors
to 80% for nontraffic misdemeanors.

Case processing time for misdemeanors: 61% in 30 days, 77% in 90 days, and 83% in 120
days.

INFRACTIONS: Infraction filings reached a total of 4,424,870 cases, while infraction dispositions
numbered 4,138,886.

Method of disposition: 3,761,011 infraction cases were disposed of before trial and 377,876
after trial.

The caseload clearance rate for infraction cases ranged from 73% for nontraffic infractions to
95% for traffic infractions.

Family Law. Family law filings totaled 380,160, and family law dispositions numbered 340,777, with a
caseload clearance rate of 90% attained over all family law case types in this fiscal year.

FAMILY LAW (MARITAL): Family law (marital) filings reached a total of 138,121 cases, while this type
of family law dispositions numbered 135,812.

Method of disposition: 134,393 family law (marital) cases were disposed of before trial and
1,419 after trial.

The caseload clearance rate for family law (marital) cases was 98%.

FAMILY LAW PETITIONS: Family law petition filings reached a total of 242,039 cases, while this type of
family law dispositions numbered 204,965.

Method of disposition: 203,156 family law petition cases were disposed of before trial and
1,809 after trial.

The caseload clearance rate for family law petition cases was 85%.

Juvenile Law. Juvenile filings totaled 85,405, and juvenile dispositions numbered 70,566.

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: Juvenile delinquency filings reached a total of 40,726 cases, while juvenile
delinquency dispositions numbered 38,376.

Method of disposition: 6,886 juvenile delinquency cases were disposed of before hearing and
31,490 after hearing.

The caseload clearance rate for juvenile delinquency cases ranged from 97% for original
petitions to 87% for subsequent petitions, with an average of 94% for this case type.

JUVENILE DEPENDENCY: Juvenile dependency filings reached a total of 44,679 cases, while juvenile
dependency dispositions numbered 32,190.

Method of disposition: 1,493 juvenile dependency cases were disposed of before hearing and
30,697 after hearing.

The caseload clearance rate for juvenile dependency cases ranged from 79% for original
petitions to 27% for subsequent petitions, with an average of 72% for this case type.

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Probate and Mental Health Cases.

PROBATE: Probate (estate, guardianship, and conservatorship) filings reached a total of 44,456 cases,
while probate dispositions numbered 27,701.

Method of disposition: 15,571 probate cases were disposed of before hearing and 12,132
after hearing.

The caseload clearance rate for all types of probate cases was 62%.

MENTAL HEALTH: Mental health filings reached a total of 29,718 cases, while mental health
dispositions numbered 24,557.

Method of disposition: 5,656 mental health cases were disposed of before hearing and
18,901 after hearing.

The caseload clearance rate for all types of mental health cases was 83%.

Trials, By Type of Proceeding

JURY TRIALS: A total of 9,450 jury trials were recorded across all case types. Jury trials held in the
superior courts in fiscal year 20142015 included 4,778 felony, 2,901 misdemeanor, 1,235 civil
unlimited, 491 civil limited, and 45 probate and mental health cases.

ALL COURT TRIALS: A total of 479,719 court trials were recorded across all the case types detailed
above (excluding small claims). These included 276 felony, 382,014 misdemeanor and infractions,
34,752 civil unlimited, 31,689 civil limited, and 30,988 probate and mental health cases.

SMALL CLAIMS TRIALS: A total of 90,573 small claims court trials were recorded, which may be
distinguished from criminal and civil court trials for their tendency to be resolved in a single hearing.

Trial Court Workload and Judicial Resources

Authorized judicial positions in the California courts in fiscal year 20142015 totaled 2,013: 1,715
judges and 298 subordinate judicial officers.

The 50 new judgeships authorized by Assembly Bill 159, effective January 2008, are still unfunded
but are included in the statewide number of judgeships.

While the number of authorized judicial positions for the year was 2,013, the assessed number of
judges needed (AJN) was 2,171 based on the 2014 assessment presented to the Judicial Council at
the December 2014 meeting.

The California Court System


Californias court system serves a population of more than 39 million peopleabout 12 percent of the total
U.S. populationand processed about 6.8 million cases in fiscal year 20142015. The judicial branch budget
for the 2014-2015 fiscal year excluding infrastructure of $3.6 billion represents about 2.4 percent of the
California state budget and makes possible the case-processing activity detailed above while also providing the
basis of support for approximately 2,000 judicial officers and 19,000 judicial branch employees statewide.
The vast majority of cases in the California courts begin in one of the 58 superior, or trial, courts, which reside
in each of the states 58 counties. With more than 500 court buildings throughout the state, these courts hear
both civil and criminal cases as well as family, probate, mental health, and juvenile cases. The equivalent of

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more than 2,000 judicial positions statewide address the full range of cases heard each year by the superior
courts, as reflected in the sheer number of case filings and dispositions reported here. The superior courts
report summaries of their case filing counts to the Judicial Council, and the CSR reports those figures here in
aggregate form.
The next level of court authority within the states judicial branch resides with the Courts of Appeal. Most of the
cases that come before the Courts of Appeal involve the review of a superior court decision that is being
contested by a party to the case. The Legislature has divided the state geographically into six appellate
districts, each containing a Court of Appeal. Currently, 105 appellate justices preside in nine locations in the
state to hear matters brought for review. Totals of Court of Appeal case filings are forwarded to the Judicial
Council; these are summarized in the tables that follow.
The Supreme Court sits at the apex of the states judicial system, and has discretion to review decisions of the
Courts of Appeal in order to settle important questions of law and resolve conflicts among the courts of appeal.
Although the Supreme Court generally has considerable discretion in determining in which cases to grant
review, it must review the appeal in any case in which a trial court has imposed the death penalty. The
Supreme Court sends the Judicial Council its annual case filing figures, which are reported here in summary
form.

Terminology and Rules for Counting Filings


Technical definitions of most terms used in this CSR can be found in the appendixes. Some core definitions are
presented here in more detail.

Appellate Courts
APPEAL. An appeal is a proceeding undertaken to have a decision of a lower trial court reviewed by a court with
appellate authority over the matter. (Certain limited matters are reviewed by the appellate department of the
superior courts.) A notice of appeal is a written notification filed in the superior court to initiate the appeal of a
judgment to the Court of Appeal. The Courts of Appeal have appellate jurisdiction in all trial court matters,
except when a judgment of death is entered, in which case the Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction. If the
matter is appealable, the court must hear the appeal. A fully briefed appeal is one in which all briefs have
been filed with the court. Dismissal of an appeal involves the termination of a case for reasons other than its
merit. An appeal that is awaiting a final decision is said to be pending. Each notice of appeal is counted as one
new filing.
PETITION FOR REVIEW. A petition for review is filed in the California Supreme Court to ask that court to exercise
its discretion to review a decision issued by a Court of Appeal in an appeal or an original proceeding. The
Supreme Court has a total of 90 days to consider a petition for review, after which it loses jurisdiction. If a
petition for review is granted by the Supreme Court then full briefing occurs on the case; if a petition is denied
then the judgment of the lower court becomes final as to the case.
AUTOMATIC APPEAL. An automatic appeal is the appeal following a judgment of death in the trial court. This
type of appeal is unique because it moves directly from a superior court to the Supreme Court without first
being reviewed by a Court of Appeal. Like other types of appeals, is fully briefed before being heard. An
automatic appeal is counted as one new filing.
ORIGINAL PROCEEDING. An original proceeding is an action that may be filed and heard for the first time in an
appellate court. This action is not an appeal; rather, it is ordinarily a petition for a writ. Examples of original

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proceedings include a writ of mandamus, which instructs a lower court to perform mandatory duties correctly;
a writ of prohibition, or an order that forbids certain actions; and a writ of habeas corpus, which is described
below. Each original proceeding is counted as one new filing.
PETITION FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS. A petition for the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus is typically
filed to contest the legality of a partys imprisonment or conditions of confinement. Each habeas corpus
petition is counted as one new filing.
WRITTEN OPINION. A written opinion is a document issued by an appellate court explaining the terms and
reasoning in its disposition of a case. The written opinion includes a statement of the legal facts in the case,
relevant points of law, and the courts analysis and rationale for its decision. In addition to the written majority
opinion in a case, concurring and dissenting opinions also may be filed in each case. For each case, only the
majority opinion is counted as a written opinion in these tables.
DISPOSITIONS. The appellate court may dispose of a case by affirming or reversing the action of the lower
court, or it may send the case back to the lower court for further proceedings if appropriate.
RECORD OF APPEAL. A record of appeal is the compilation of documents and transcripts associated with a
given superior court case under review by an appellate court. The record is a component of a new appellate
case and as such is not counted separately from the initial appeal.
REVERSAL OF CASE DECISION. A reversal is the overturning of a lower courts decision by an appellate court.

Superior Courts
FILING. In the most general sense, a filing is the initiation of a legal action with the court through a carefully
prescribed legal procedure.

How Filings Are Counted. The procedure used to count filings for this report follows a set of rules consistent
with national standards for statistical reporting. These rules differ according to case type:

Each filing in a civil case pertains to the complaint or petition that has been submitted to the court for
action. A given civil complaint may name one or more individuals or groups as its object. However,
regardless of the number of parties named in a case, each civil case is reported as one filing or one
disposition.

Each filing in a criminal case is associated with a single defendant against whom criminal charges
have been filed. Multiple criminal charges may occur in a case where different charges have been
brought against the same defendant, but only the single most severe charge against a defendant in a
given case is counted as a new criminal filing. When multiple defendants are charged with a crime,
multiple filings are reported.

Each filing in a juvenile case pertains to a minor who is the subject of a petition made to the court for
adjudication. A minor may have an initial filing that brought him or her to the attention of the court,
and subsequent filings if new petitions or charges are filed over time. This practice continues until
termination of the dependency or delinquency jurisdiction by the court or when the minor has reached
the legal definition of adulthood. In a single case involving multiple minors, each minor is counted as a
separate filing.

DISPOSITION. In a general sense, a disposition may be described as a final settlement or determination in a


case. A disposition may occur either before or after a civil or criminal case has been scheduled for trial. A final
judgment, a dismissal of a case, and the sentencing of a criminal defendant are all examples of dispositions. In

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certain case types, however, a disposition may merely signal the beginning of the courts authority over a case.
For example, after the petition to appoint a conservator is disposed of in conservatorship cases, the court
assumes control over that case. Rules for counting and reporting dispositions mirror those for filings, although
a case filed in one year may be disposed of by the court in a subsequent year.

California Judicial Branch: Structure and Duties


The Courts
CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT
www.courts.ca.gov/supremecourt.htm

Has discretionary authority to review decisions of the Courts of Appeal; jurisdiction to review original
petitions for writ relief; direct responsibility for automatic appeals after death penalty judgments
Hears oral arguments in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento

COURTS OF APPEAL
www.courts.ca.gov/courtsofappeal.htm

Review the majority of appealable orders or judgments from the superior courts; jurisdiction to review
original petitions for writ relief

Six districts, 19 divisions, 9 court locations

SUPERIOR COURTS
www.courts.ca.gov/superiorcourts.htm

Have trial jurisdiction over all criminal and civil cases filed in their respective counties; guided by state
and local laws that define crimes and specify punishments, as well as defining civil duties and
liabilities
A total of 58 courtsone for each California countyeach operating in 1 to 46 branches depending on
county population, total local caseload, and other factors

Branch and Administration Policy


JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA
www.courts.ca.gov/policyadmin-jc.htm
The constitutionally created policymaking body of the California courts

Branch Agencies
COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS
www.courts.ca.gov/5367.htm
Confirms gubernatorial appointments to the Supreme Court and appellate courts
COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE
http://cjp.ca.gov
Responsible for maintaining statewide standards for administration of justice and empowered with disciplinary
authority to effect the censure, removal, retirement, or private admonishment of judges and commissioners
Decisions subject to review by the California Supreme Court

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HABEAS CORPUS RESOURCE CENTER


www.courts.ca.gov/5361.htm
Handles state and federal habeas corpus proceedings; provides training and support for private attorneys who
take these cases

Related
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA
www.calbar.ca.gov
Serves the Supreme Court in administrative and disciplinary matters related to attorneys

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California Judicial Officers and Court Employees


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Del Norte
Crescent City
J2
SJO 0.8
FTE 27

Lake
Lakeport
J4
SJO 0.7
FTE 30
Napa
Napa
J6
SJO 2
FTE 72

Sonoma
Santa Rosa
J 20
SJO 3
FTE 167
Marin
San Rafael
J 12
SJO 0.7
FTE 114
San Francisco
San Francisco
J 52
SJO 3.9
FTE 437
San Mateo
Redwood City
J 26
SJO 7
FTE 244

Solano
Fairfield
J 20
SJO 3
FTE 211
Contra Costa
Martinez
J 38
SJO 8
FTE 315
Alameda
Oakland
J 75
SJO 10
FTE 670

5
Santa Clara
San Jose
J 79
SJO 10
FTE 706

Stanislaus
Modesto
J 21
SJO 3
FTE 217

Merced
Merced
J 10
SJO 2
FTE 123

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
J 11
SJO 2.5
FTE 121

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Santa Barbara
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Mendocino

Tuolumne

Mono

Mariposa

Madera
San
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Fresno

Inyo

Ventura
Ventura
J 29
SJO 4
FTE 348

Kern

Yolo
Woodland
J 11
SJO 1.4
FTE 99

Sacramento
Sacramento
J 62
SJO 10.5
FTE 613

Ventura

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First Appellate
District
Justices 20
1
FTE 100

Mono
Bridgeport
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 15

4
Inyo
Independence
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 15

San Bernardino
San Bernardino
J 71
SJO 15
FTE 892

San Diego
San Diego
J 132
SJO 22
FTE 1,262

Imperial
El Centro
J 10
SJO 1.3
FTE 138

County seat
J Judgeships
SJO Subordinate judicial officers, rounded to the nearest tenth
FTE Filled, full-time equivalent court employees, rounded to the
nearest whole number
Figures as of June 30, 2015
Note: The 50 judgeships authorized in 2007 but still unfunded are
included in the total number of superior court authorized judges
but not shown in individual courts
Source
FTE: FY 20142015, Schedule 7A, Judicial Council of California
J and SJO: Judicial Council of California

Imperial

Second Appellate
District
Justices 32
2
FTE 230

Calaveras
San Andreas
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 27

Key

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
J 482
SJO 103.3
FTE 4,220

Riverside

San Diego

Amador
Jackson
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 27

Kern
Bakersfield
J 36
SJO 7
FTE 396

Los Angeles

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San Joaquin
Stockton
J 29
SJO 4.5
FTE 287

Tuolumne
Sonora
J4
SJO 0.8
FTE 35
Mariposa
Mariposa
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 14
Madera
Madera
J9
SJO 0.3
FTE 96

San Bernardino

Santa
Barbara

Alpine
Markleeville
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 3

Riverside
Riverside
J 62
SJO 14
FTE 1,033

Kings
San
Luis
Obispo

Nevada
Nevada City
J6
SJO 1.6
FTE 58

Orange
Santa Ana
J 124
SJO 20
FTE 1,416

Tulare

Monterey

Lassen
Susanville
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 22

El Dorado
Placerville
J8
SJO 1
FTE 74

San Luis Obispo


San Luis Obispo
J 12
SJO 3
FTE 131

Modoc

Sierra
Downieville
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 4

Placer
Auburn
J 10
SJO 4.5
FTE 105

Shasta
Humboldt

Butte
Oroville
J 11
SJO 2
FTE 109
Colusa
Yuba
Colusa
Marysville
J2
J5
SJO 0.3
SJO 0.3
FTE 13
FTE 46
Sutter
Yuba City
J5
SJO 0.3
FTE 52

Kings
Hanford
J7
SJO 1.6
FTE 81

Monterey
Salinas
J 19
SJO 2.2
FTE 172

Del
Norte

Shasta
Redding
J 10
SJO 2
FTE 174

Tulare
Visalia
J 20
SJO 3
FTE 222

Fresno
Fresno
J 43
SJO 6
FTE 414

San Benito
Hollister
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 26

Modoc
Alturas
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 11

Trinity
Weaverville
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 15
Tehama
Red Bluff
J4
SJO 0.3
FTE 37
Glenn
Willows
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 23

Humboldt
Eureka
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SJO 1
FTE 87

Mendocino
Ukiah
J8
SJO 0.4
FTE 56

Siskiyou
Yreka
J4
SJO 1
FTE 38

Plumas
Quincy
J2
SJO 0.3
FTE 11

Third Appellate
District
Justices 11
3
FTE 78

Fourth Appellate
District
Justices 25
4
FTE 172

Fifth Appellate
District
Justices 10
5
FTE 66

Sixth Appellate
District
Justices 7
6
FTE 46

Supreme Court
Justices 7
FTE 149

Superior Courts
Authorized judges 1,715
Authorized SJOs 298
Total FTEs 16,600

Supreme Court

Total Filings and Dispositions

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 12

Total Filings and Dispositions


FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Filings

9,465

9,198

10,752

9,486

9,759

10,328

9,232

8,027

7,913

7,868

Dispositions

9,965

9,324

10,593

9,689

9,537

10,200

9,724

8,493

7,775

7,560

Figure 1: Total Filings

12,000

8,000

4,000

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FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Figure 2: Total Dispositions

12,000

8,000

4,000

0
FY06

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Filings and Dispositions: Summary

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 37
Dispositions

Filings

Figure 4: Original Proceedings 2

Figure 3: Petitions for Review 1

5,000

8,000

4,000
6,000
3,000
4,000
2,000
2,000
1,000

FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

Figure 5: Automatic Appeals (Death Penalty Cases)

60

30

45

20

30

10

15

0
FY09

FY12

FY12

Figure 6: Habeas Corpus Related To Automatic Appeals

40

FY06

FY09

FY15

FY15

FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

Figure 7: State Bar Matters 4


1,500

1,000

500

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

Notes:
1
2
3
4

Petitions seeking review following Court of Appeal decision in appeals and writs. Detailed breakout is shown in Figures 8-10c.
Original petitions for writs filed directly in the Supreme Court. Detailed breakout is shown in Figures 11-13b.
Includes petitions filed both before the court has issued an opinion in the related automatic appeal and after affirmance.
Filings include State Bar Court recommendations for disciplinary action, reports of criminal convictions of attorneys, motions for the
admissions of attorneys, requests for rule proposals, and other administrative matters relating to the State Bar.

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2016 Court Statistics Report

Filings and Dispositions: Summary

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Data for Figures 37

Filings

Fiscal year
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Total
(A)
7,868
7,913
8,027
9,232
10,328
9,759
9,486
10,752
9,198
9,465

Petitions for
review
(B)
4,038
4,134
4,191
4,620
4,984
5,128
5,159
5,911
5,101
5,404

Habeas Corpus
Original
related to automatic
proceedings Automatic appeals
appeals
(C)
(D)
(E)
2,738
18
47
2,764
19
41
3,015
13
31
3,575
18
46
3,850
22
44
3,633
29
34
3,546
24
29
4,023
17
38
3,204
17
35
3,138
20
45

State Bar
matters
(F)
1,027
955
777
973
1,428
935
728
763
841
858

Total
(A)
7,560
7,775
8,493
9,724
10,200
9,537
9,689
10,593
9,324
9,965

Petitions for
review
(B)
3,874
4,031
4,251
4,549
4,934
5,096
5,201
5,913
4,823
5,522

Habeas Corpus
Original
related to automatic
proceedings Automatic appeals
appeals
(C)
(D)
(E)
2,639
19
17
2,720
26
28
3,304
21
31
4,222
29
26
3,796
28
30
3,502
26
34
3,683
25
42
3,884
26
28
3,606
20
29
3,501
31
35

State Bar
matters
(F)
1,011
970
886
898
1,412
879
738
742
846
876

Total
(A)
96%
98%
106%
105%
99%
98%
102%
99%
101%
105%

Petitions for
review
(B)
96%
98%
101%
98%
99%
99%
101%
100%
95%
102%

Habeas Corpus
Original
related to automatic
proceedings Automatic appeals
appeals
(C)
(D)
(E)
96%
106%
36%
98%
137%
68%
110%
162%
100%
118%
161%
57%
99%
127%
68%
96%
90%
100%
104%
104%
145%
97%
153%
74%
113%
118%
83%
112%
155%
78%

State Bar
matters
(F)
98%
102%
114%
92%
99%
94%
101%
97%
101%
102%

Dispositions

Fiscal year
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Caseload Clearance

Fiscal year
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Column Key:
Sum of B through F.
(A)
(B)

Petitions seeking review following Court of Appeal decision in appeals and writs. Detailed breakout is shown in Figures 8-10c.

(C)

Original petitions for writs filed directly in the Supreme Court. Detailed breakout is shown in Figures 11-13b.

(D)

Death penalty cases.

(E)

Includes petitions filed both before the court has issued an opinion in the related automatic appeal and after affirmance.

(F)

Filings include State Bar Court recommendations for disciplinary action, reports of criminal convictions of attorneys,
motions for the admissions of attorneys, request for rule proposals, and other administrative matters relating to the
State Bar. Detailed breakout is shown in Table 2.

Judicial Council of California

2016 Court Statistics Report

Filings and Dispositions: Petitions for Review

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 810c

Figure 8: Total Petitions for Review


8,000

6,000

Filings
Dispositions

4,000

2,000

FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Figure 10: Criminal Total

Figure 9: Civil Total

5,000

2,000

4,000
1,500
3,000
1,000
2,000
500

1,000

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

FY09

FY12

Figure 10a: Criminal Appeals

Figure 9a: Civil Appeals 1


2,000

4,000

1,500

3,000

1,000

2,000

500

1,000

FY15

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY12

FY15

Figure 10b: Criminal Habeas Corpus 4

Figure 9b: Civil Writs 2


400

1,000

300

750

200

500

100

250

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

FY09

Figure 10c: Criminal Other Writs 5


Notes:
1 Petitions for review from decisions in civil appeals
2 Petitions for review arising from civil original writs filed in the Courts of Appeal
3 Petitions for review from decisions in criminal appeals

300
200

4 Petitions for review arising from habes corpus petitions filed in the
Courts of Appeal

100

5 Petitions for review arising from original criminal writs filed in the
Courts of Appeal other than a petition for writ of habeas corpus.
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400

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

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Filings and Dispositions: Petitions for Review

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Data for Figures 810c

Filings
Fiscal year
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Grand
total
(A)
4,038
4,134
4,191
4,620
4,985
5,129
5,158
5,910
5,055
5,357

Total
(B)
1,158
1,121
1,111
1,203
1,243
1,223
1,324
1,495
1,393
1,527

Civil
Appeals
(C)
921
899
890
918
993
992
1,084
1,125
1,087
1,166

Writs
(D)
237
222
221
285
250
231
240
370
306
361

Total
(E)
2,880
3,013
3,080
3,417
3,742
3,906
3,834
4,415
3,662
3,830

Criminal
Appeals
Habeas Corpus
(F)
(G)
2,417
286
2,568
258
2,607
323
2,772
431
2,922
595
3,031
666
3,089
566
3,393
790
2,885
602
3,116
533

Other Writs
(H)
177
187
150
214
225
209
179
232
175
181

Dispositions
Grand
Fiscal year

Civil

Criminal

total

Total

Appeals

Writs

Total

Appeals

Habeas Corpus

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

(G)

Other Writs
(H)

FY15

3,874

1,104

884

220

2,770

2,347

268

155

FY14

4,031

1,068

857

211

2,963

2,533

243

187

FY13

4,251

1,114

882

232

3,137

2,670

324

143

FY12

4,549

1,168

894

274

3,381

2,778

397

206

FY11

4,934

1,213

974

239

3,721

2,913

588

220

FY10

5,096

1,223

983

240

3,873

3,025

655

193

FY09

5,201

1,331

1,091

240

3,870

3,161

535

174

FY08

5,913

1,467

1,111

356

4,446

3,460

758

228

FY07

4,823

1,389

1,081

308

3,434

2,641

581

212

FY06

5,522

1,524

1,164

360

3,998

3,233

552

213

Column Key:
B + E.
(A)
(B)

C + D.

(C)

Cases in which the Court of Appeal case was a civil appeal.

(D)

Cases in which the Court of Appeal case was a civil original proceeding.

(E)

F + G + H.

(F)

Cases in which the Court of Appeal case was a criminal appeal.

(G)

Cases in which the Court of Appeal case was a petition for writ of habeas corpus.

(H)

Cases in which the Court of Appeal case was a criminal original proceeding other than a petition for writ of habeas corpus.

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2016 Court Statistics Report

Summary of Actions on Petitions for Review

Supreme Court

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 1

Actions taken on petitions for review

Disposed

Total
Total civil

Total

Granted

Granted
and held

Granted and
transferred

Denied

Percentage
granted

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

(G)

3,874

3,858

61

48

38

3,711

4%

1,104

1,093

30

14

1,045

4%

Civil appeals

884

877

28

14

832

5%

Civil writs

220

216

213

1%

2,770

2,765

31

34

34

2,666

4%

2,347

2,347

27

30

13

2,277

3%

Criminal writs (excluding habeas corpus)

155

149

16

130

13%

Habeas Corpus

268

269

259

4%

Total criminal
Criminal appeals

Column Key:
Sum of C through F. (Administrative dispositions are not included in this table.)
(B)
(G)

(C + D + E ) / B

Judicial Council of California

2016 Court Statistics Report

Filings and Dispositions: Original Proceedings

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 1113b

Figure 11: Total Original Proceedings


5,000

4,000

Filings

3,000

Dispositions
2,000

1,000

FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Figure 13: Criminal Total

Figure 12: Civil Total 1

5,000

400

4,000
300
3,000
200
2,000

100
1,000

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

Figure 13a: Criminal Habeas Corpus 2

FY09

FY12

FY15

Figure 13b: Criminal Other Writs 3

300

4,000
3,000

200

2,000
100
1,000
0

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

Notes:
1

Includes original writ petitions, questions of state law referred by the federal courts, accusations against attorneys, and petitions pertaining
to Commission on Judicial Performance proceedings.

Petitions for writs of habeas corpus filed in the Supreme Courts original jurisdiction, not including filings related to automatic appeals.

Primarily petitions for writ of mandate and/or prohibition.

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Filings and Dispositions: Original Proceedings

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Data for Figures 1113b

Filings
Fiscal year
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Grand
total
(A)
2,727
2,758
3,015
3,575
3,850
3,633
3,546
4,023
3,204
3,138

Total
(B)
327
232
249
288
235
247
251
230
262
278

Civil
PUC
(C)
0
2
0
0
2
3
0
1
6
3

Other
(D)
327
230
249
288
233
244
251
229
256
275

Total
(E)
2,400
2,526
2,766
3,287
3,615
3,386
3,295
3,793
2,942
2,860

Criminal
Habeas Corpus
(F)
2,220
2,326
2,595
3,102
3,380
3,189
3,096
3,617
2,776
2,734

Other Writs
(G)
180
200
171
185
235
197
199
176
166
126

Dispositions
Grand
Fiscal year

Civil

Criminal

total

Total

PUC

Other

Total

Habeas Corpus

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

Other Writs
(G)

FY15

2,632

296

295

2,336

2,170

166

FY14

2,681

197

196

2,484

2,285

199

FY13

3,304

246

246

3,058

2,896

162

FY12

4,222

276

276

3,946

3,759

187

FY11

3,796

245

242

3,551

3,314

237

FY10

3,502

244

242

3,258

3,059

199

FY09

3,683

241

238

3,442

3,258

184

FY08

3,884

234

232

3,650

3,476

174

FY07

3,606

260

258

3,346

3,183

163

FY06

3,501

294

291

3,207

3,085

122

Column Key:
(A)

B + E.

(B)

C + D.

(C)
(D)

Petitions for review of Public Utility Commission matters originally filed in the Court of Appeal are reflected in Figure 9b.

(E)

F + G.

(F)

Petitions for writs of habeas corpus filed in the Supreme Courts original jurisdiction, not including filings related to automatic appeals.

(G)

Primarily petitions for writ of mandate and/or prohibition.

Includes original writ petitions, questions of state law referred by the federal courts, accusations against attorneys, and petitions pertaining to
Commission on Judicial Performance proceedings.

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State Bar Matters Filed

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figure 14
Table 2

Figure 14: Total State Bar Matters Filed 1

1,500

1,000

500

FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Table 2: Types of State Bar Matters Filed


Fiscal Year

Total

Admission

Discipline

Other

Reinstatement

Resignation

Rule
Proposal

FY15

1,027

512

10

498

FY14

955

456

485

FY13

777

462

297

FY12

973

610

351

FY11

1,428

1,003

417

FY10

935

654

268

FY09

728

413

10

10

286

FY08

763

401

340

FY07

841

396

438

FY06

858

332

516

Note:
1 Filings include State Bar Court recommendations for disciplinary action, reports of criminal convictions of attorneys, motions for the admission
of attorneys, requests for rule proposals, and other administrative matters relating to the State Bar.

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Business Transacted

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 1522

Figure 15: Written Opinions

Figure 16: Original Proceedings


5,000

200

4,000
150
3,000
100
2,000

50
1,000

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

FY09

FY12

FY15

Figure 17: Petitions for Review 1

Figure 18: Petitions for Review 1

Figure 19: Petitions for Review 1

Granted

Denied

Percent Granted

400

6,000

300

4,500

200

3,000

10%
8%
6%
4%

100

1,500

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

2%
0%

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

80

60

40

20

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY09

FY12

FY15

Figure 22: Executive Clemency


Applications 2

Figure 21: Rehearings Denied

Figure 20: Rehearings Granted

FY06

FY15

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

Notes:
1 The Supreme Courts exercise of its discretion to grant or deny petitions for review constitutes a significant part of its workload.
2 See Cal. Const., art. V, 8.

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2016 Court Statistics Report

Business Transacted

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Data for Figures 1522

Petitions for review*

Written
opinions
(A)

FY15
FY14

Total
(G)

Alternative
writs or orders
to show cause
(H)

Other
dispositions
(I)

4%

2,649

10

2,639

3%

2,720

2,719

4,032

4%

3,304

3,300

4,378

4%

4,222

12

4,210

36

4,769

4%

3,796

3,791

43

4,911

3%

3,502

3,498

33

36

4,896

2%

3,683

20

3,663

210

51

5,406

6%

3,884

11

3,873

252

38

4,609

8%

3,606

11

3,595

60

42

5,226

3%

3,501

13

3,488

Granted
(B)

Granted and
held
(C)

Granted and
transferred
(D)

76

61

48

85

59

47

FY13

94

61

FY12

87

63

FY11

98

FY10

96

FY09

116

FY08

116

FY07
FY06

Fiscal year

Original proceedings

Denied
(E)

Percentage
granted
(F)

38

3,711

28

3,896

46

43

71

34

71

69

86

44

39
82

113

92

125

85

Column Key:
(B + C+ D ) / (B + C + D+ E ).
(F)
(I)

Original proceedings disposed of without an alternative writ or order to show cause, e.g., denials and administrative transfers
to the Court of Appeal.

Note:
(*)

The Supreme Courts exercise of its discretion to grant or deny petitions for review constitutes a significant part of its workload.

Executive
Rehearings
Fiscal year

clemency

Granted

Denied

applications

(A)

(B)

(C)

FY15

22

FY14

23

FY13

17

FY12

20

FY11

17

FY10

22

FY09

40

FY08

56

FY07

50

FY06

61

Column Key:
(C)

See Cal. Const., art. V, 8.

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2016 Court Statistics Report

Court of Appeal Opinions Ordered Depublished by the Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 199697 through 201415

Figure 23

Figure 30: Depublished Opinions 1


100

80

60

40

20

0
FY97

FY99

FY01

FY03

FY05

FY07

FY09

FY11

FY13

FY15

Fiscal Year

Note:
1

Depublished opinions are Court of Appeal opinions that the Court of Appeal has certified for publication but that the Supreme Court, acting
under its constitutional power over opinion publication (Cal. Const., art. VI, 14), orders not published in the Official Reports, and that may
be cited or relied upon only in limited circumstances (see Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.1115(b)). For information on the total number of
published and unpublished opinions issued by the Courts of Appeal, see Table 7 and Figures 28-32 in the Courts of Appeal section.

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2016 Court Statistics Report

Court of Appeal Opinions Ordered Depublished by the Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Fiscal Years 199697 through 201415

Data for Figure 23

Fiscal year

Depublished opinions
(A)

FY15

21

FY14

FY13

16

FY12

14

FY11

12

FY10

FY09

11

FY08

14

FY07

19

FY06

16

FY05

14

FY04

20

FY03

15

FY02

21

FY01

31

FY00

31

FY99

53

FY98

56

FY97

65

Column Key:
(A)

Depublished opinions are Court of Appeal opinions that the Court of Appeal has certified for publication but that the Supreme
Court, acting under its constitutional power over opinion publication (Cal. Const., art VI, 14), orders not published in the
Official Reports, and that may be cited or relied upon only in limited circumstances (see Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.1115(b)).
For information on the total number of published and unpublished opinions issued by the Courts of Appeal, see Table 7
and Figures 28-32 in the Courts of Appeal section.

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2016 Court Statistics Report

Capital Cases in Which the Record Was Not Certified for


Completeness Within 90 Days, and for Accuracy Within 120 Days

Supreme Court
Table 3

Fiscal Year 20142015

In the following cases, the record was not certified for completeness within 90 days. (See Penal Code,
190.8(d).)

County

Supreme Court
case number

Superior court
case number

Name

Sentence
date

There are no cases to report.

In the following cases, the record was not certified for accuracy within 120 days. (See Penal Code,
190.8 (g).)

County

Supreme Court
case number

Superior court
case number

Name

Sentence
date

There are no cases to report.

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2016 Court Statistics Report

Courts of Appeal

Performance Indicator Data

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 1

Number of
authorized
justices
(A)

Full-time
judge
equivalents
(B)

Pending
fully briefed
appeals
(C)

Appeals
becoming
fully briefed
(D)

Appeals
disposed of by
written opinion
(E)

Appeals
(F)

Original
proceedings
(G)

105

101.3

4,108

9,673

9,417

9,188

395

First

20

19.3

775

1,476

1,280

1,190

89

Second

32

29.8

763

2,936

3,115

3,085

93

Third

11

10.5

691

1,082

1,108

1,093

13

Fourth

25

24.9

888

2,759

2,575

2,520

127

Fifth

10

9.7

638

832

758

733

55

Sixth

7.0

353

588

581

567

18

District
Statewide

Majority opinions

Column Key:
(A)
(B)

(C)
(D)
(E)
(F)
(G)

Authorized justices as of June 30, 2015. Does not include assistance received through assignments.
Full-time judge equivalents includes a courts regular number of judges, plus 60 percent of the time reported for judges
assigned to the court (translated into full-time positions), minus the time reported for the assignments of the courts regular
members to another court and for unfilled vacancies (translated into full-time positions).
Appeals argued, calendared, or ready as of June 30, 2015.
The total number of appeals that became fully briefed during fiscal year 201415.
Appeals disposed of by opinion during fiscal year 201415. Includes appeals filed prior to fiscal year 201415.
The number of written opinions that decided appeals. One opinion may have decided more than one appeal.
The number of written opinions that decided original proceedings. One opinion may have decided more than one case.

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Performance Indicator Data

Courts of Appeal
Figures 13

Fiscal Year 201415

Figure 1: Ratio of Pending Fully Briefed Appeals per 100


Appeals Disposed of by Written Opinion

This ratio is a measure of pending workload as well as


judicial productivity and is an estimate of the time a court
needs to dispose of pending fully briefed appeals. A ratio
of 100 is equivalent to one year, 50 is equivalent to six
months, and so forth. The estimate is based on the
assumption that the court will decide the same number of
appeals in the next fiscal year as in 201415.

Fifth
Third
Sixth

The Second District had 25 fully briefed appeals per 100


appeals disposed of by opinion in 201415, the lowest ratio
among the six appellate districts.

First
Statewide

The Fifth District had 84 pending fully briefed appeals per


100 appeals disposed of by opinion, the highest ratio
among the six appellate districts.

Fourth
Second
0

20

40

60

80

100

The statewide average increased from 42 in 201314 to 44


in 2014-15.

Figure 2: Pending Fully Briefed Appeals per Authorized


Justice as of June 30, 2015
The Fifth District reported the highest number of pending
fully briefed appeals per authorized justice, 64.

Fifth
Third

The Second District reported the lowest number of pending


fully briefed appeals per authorized justice, 24.

Sixth

The statewide average increased from 38 in 201314 to 39


in 2014-15.

Statewide
First
Fourth
Second
0

20

40

60

80
Judge equivalent refers to the number of authorized
justices adjusted for judicial vacancies, assistance given to
other courts, and judicial assistance received.

Figure 3: Majority Opinions per Judge Equivalent


Second

The statewide average opinions per judge equivalent was


95 in 201415, compared to 96 in 201314.

Fourth

The Second District reported the highest rate, 107 opinions


per judge equivalent13 percent higher than the
statewide average.

Third
Statewide

The First District reported the lowest opinion rate, 66 per


judge equivalent. However, the First District had a lower
than statewide average number of pending fully briefed
appeals per authorized justice. The lower disposition rate
may reflect that fewer cases are available for the justices.

Sixth
Fifth
First
0

20

Judicial Council of California

40

60

80

100

120

20

Beyond an optimum number of opinions (not yet


identified), high rates of disposition indicate overload and a
need for additional justices.

2016 Court Statistics Report

Caseload Comparisons

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 2

Total appeals
District

Pending appeals
as of 6/30/14
(A)

Notices filed in
FY 201415
(B)

disposed of in
FY 201415
(C)

Pending appeals
as of 6/30/15
(D)

Number of
authorized
justices
(E)

13,584

15,213

14,998

14,689

105

Statewide
First

2,039

2,077

1,906

2,236

20

Second

4,007

4,860

4,853

4,325

32

Third

1,921

1,800

1,741

2,099

11

Fourth

3,275

4,238

4,393

3,439

25

Fifth

1,303

1,247

1,205

1,501

10

Sixth

1,039

991

900

1,089

Column Key:
(A), (B)
(D)
(E)

Includes appeals for which the record has not been filed.
Includes appeals for which the record has not been filed.
Authorized justices as of June 30, 2015.

Judicial Council of California

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Caseload Comparison per Authorized Justice

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Year 201415

Figures 45

Figure 4: Pending Appeals: Caseload Comparison per Authorized Justice


Depicts the change in courts
inventories of appeals per authorized
justice by showing pending cases
as of June 30, 2014, and pending
cases as of June 30, 2015.

Statewide
First

The Third District had the highest


level of pending appeals per justice
as of June 30, 201536 percent
higher than the statewide average.

Second
Third

The statewide average of pending


appeals per justice was 129 as of
June 30, 2014, and 140 as of June
30, 2015an increase of 9 percent.

Fourth
Fifth
Sixth
0

50

100
2015

150

200

2014

Figure 5: Filings and Dispositions: Caseload Comparison per


Authorized Justice

The number of filings and dispositions


relates to a court's pending caseload;
disposing fewer cases than were filed in
a time period would add to the number
of pending cases and court backlog.

Statewide
First

The Fourth District had the highest


levels of filings and dispositions
per justice in 201415. Filings per
justice in the Fourth District were 17
percent higher than the statewide
average, and dispositions per
justice were 23 percent higher than the
statewide average.

Second
Third
Fourth
Fifth

The First District had the lowest


levels of filings and dispositions per
justice.

Sixth
0

50
Filings per Justice

Judicial Council of California

100

150

200

Dispositions per Justice

22

2016 Court Statistics Report

Summary of Filings

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 67
Total Contested matters
Records of appeal

Original proceedings

Figure 6: Total Contested Matters

Get this data


30,000

20,000

10,000

0
FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Figure 7: Total Contested Matters per Authorized Justice


300

200

100

0
FY06

Judicial Council of California

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

23

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

2016 Court Statistics Report

Record of Appeal Filings

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 814

Figure 8: All Districts

Get this data

7,500

Criminal

5,000

Civil

Juvenile
2,500

0
FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Figure 10: Second District

Figure 9: First District

3,000

1,000

750
2,000
500
1,000
250

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY12

FY15

FY12

FY15

Figure 12: Fourth District

Figure 11: Third District


2,000

2,000

1,500

1,500

1,000

1,000

500

500

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

FY09

Figure 14: Sixth District

Figure 13: Fifth District


1,000

1,000

750

750

500

500

250

250

0
FY06

Judicial Council of California

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

24

FY09

2016 Court Statistics Report

Original Proceedings Filings

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 1521

Figure 15: All Districts

Get this data

7,500

5,000

Criminal
Civil

Juvenile

2,500

0
FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Figure 17: Second District

Figure 16: First District

3,000

1,000

750
2,000
500
1,000
250

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY12

FY15

FY12

FY15

Figure 19: Fourth District

Figure 18: Third District


1,000

2,000

750

1,500

500

1,000

250

500

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

FY09

Figure 21: Sixth District

Figure 20: Fifth District


1,000

500

750

375

500

250

250

125

0
FY06

Judicial Council of California

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

25

FY09

2016 Court Statistics Report

Appeals Terminated by Written Opinion

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 201213 through 201415

Figures 2227

Reversed

Affirmed

Get this data

Dismissed

Figure 22: Total appeals

Figure 23: Criminal appeals by defendants


0%

25%

50%

75%

100%

FY15

87%

93%

FY14

88%

94%

FY13

87%

94%
6%

10%
9%

4%

10%

4%

3%

1%

3%

2%

3%

2%

Figure
0% 25: Civil
25% appeals
50%

Figure 24:
0% Criminal
25% appeals
50%by prosecution
75%
100%
FY15

75%
80%

65%

FY14

80%

82%

FY13

100%

79%

61%
16%

32%

17%

18%

18%

38%
3%

4%

0%

3%
3%

1%

Figure0%
26: Juvenile
25% appeals
50% (criminal
75% violation)
100%

0% 27: Other
25% juvenile
50% appeals
75%
Figure

100%

FY15

89%

85%

FY14

90%

86%

FY13

89%

82%

10%

8%

9%

8%

10%

8%

1%

6%

1%

6%

1%

Judicial Council of California

10%

26

2016 Court Statistics Report

Percentage of Majority Opinions Published

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Year 201415

Figures 2832

Get this data

Figure 28: Total Appeals


Statewide

9%

First

12%

Second

9%

Third

8%

Fourth

9%

Fifth

6%

Sixth

8%

0%

5%

10%

15%

Figure29:
29:Criminal
CriminalAppeals
Appeals
Figure
Statewide
Statewide

Figure 30: Civil Appeals

First
First
Second
Second
Third
Third

6%

Sixth
Sixth
0%
0%

Sixth
Sixth
0%
0%

Judicial Council of California

22%

Sixth

4% 4%

5% 5%

10%

15%
10%

14%

0%

10%

20%

30%

Figure 32: Original Proceedings

5%

Statewide

5%

First
First

Fifth
Fifth

15%

Fifth

Figure31:
31:Juvenile
JuvenileAppeals
Appeals
Figure

Fourth
Fourth

24%

Fourth

6%

3%3%

8%
5%

Third
Third

15%

Third

6%

Second
Second

20%

Second

4% 4%

Statewide
Statewide

17%

First

6%

3% 3%

Fourth
Fourth
Fifth
Fifth

Statewide

4% 4%

First

8%

8%

Second

5%

5%

17%

27%

Third

5%

2%2%

57%

Fourth

2%
2%

18%

Fifth
7%

5% 5%

Sixth

7%

10%

3%

15%
10%

22%

0%

27

20%

40%

60%

2016 Court Statistics Report

Civil Appeals: Time From Notice of Appeal to Filing Opinion


(90th Percentile and Median)

Courts of Appeal
Figure 33

Fiscal Year 201415

Court District

Division

Location

90% of Appeals
Processed Within
(days)

Median Time in Days

Second

Ventura

667

423

Second

Los Angeles

671

431

Second

Los Angeles

696

449

Second

Los Angeles

725

457

Second

Los Angeles

657

459

First

San Francisco

778

464

First

San Francisco

701

479

Fourth

San Diego

832

487

First

San Francisco

934

499

Fresno

713

507

Fifth
Second

Los Angeles

780

510

Second

Los Angeles

805

511

846

518

Statewide
Fourth

Santa Ana

844

518

First

San Francisco

762

526

Second

Los Angeles

785

First

San Francisco

945

San Jose

998

653

Riverside

952

657

Sixth
Fourth
Third

Judicial Council of California

Sacramento

1,107

28

548
639

693

2016 Court Statistics Report

Criminal Appeals: Time From Notice of Appeal to Filing Opinion


(90th Percentile and Median)

Courts of Appeal
Figure 34

Fiscal Year 201415

Court District

Division

Location

90% of Appeals
Processed Within
(days)

Second

Los Angeles

519

Second

Ventura

644

First

San Francisco

709

392

Second

Los Angeles

650

396

First

San Francisco

860

412

Fourth

Riverside

666

414

Fourth

San Diego

660

419

Second

Los Angeles

593

422

Second

Los Angeles

634

430

Second

Los Angeles

657

434

Second

Los Angeles

663

440

First

San Francisco

797

451

765

457

Statewide
Second

Third
Fourth

Sixth

379

731

472

Sacramento

975

472

Santa Ana

692

473

San Jose

843

San Francisco

917

First

San Francisco

918

Fresno

835

Judicial Council of California

357

Los Angeles

First
Fifth

Median Time in Days

29

485
516
537
614

2016 Court Statistics Report

Summary of Filings and Dispositions

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 201314 and 201415

Table 3

Filings
Notices of
appeal

Total
Court

Dispositions
Original
proceedings

Notices of
appeal

Total

Original
proceedings

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

22,994

22,229

16,211

15,213

6,783

7,016

22,084

22,172

15,283

14,998

6,801

7,174

First District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5

3,111

3,099

2,180

2,077

931

1,022

2,887
635
526
602
532
592

2,933
606
596
604
555
572

1,967
437
362
415
346
407

1,906
394
390
393
358
371

920
198
164
187
186
185

1,027
212
206
211
197
201

Second District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5
Division 6
Division 7
Division 8
Not assigned

7,651

835

6,816

7,376

804

6,572

5,167

4,860

2,484

2,516

608

552

227

252

4,559

4,308

2,257

2,264

7,470
884
906
845
830
883
821
856
897
548

7,411
833
871
834
901
895
790
890
871
526

4,995
560
578
539
520
572
586
529
572
539

4,853
510
542
518
557
534
549
556
565
522

2,475
324
328
306
310
311
235
327
325
9

2,558
323
329
316
344
361
241
334
306
4

Third District

2,754

2,593

2,047

1,800

707

793

2,583

2,544

1,867

1,741

716

803

Fourth District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3

6,095
1,978
2,331
1,786

5,809
1,905
2,236
1,668

4,470
1,442
1,611
1,417

4,238
1,417
1,560
1,261

1,625
536
720
369

1,571
488
676
407

5,923
1,989
2,400
1,534

6,046
1,973
2,492
1,581

4,329
1,452
1,692
1,185

4,393
1,461
1,803
1,129

1,594
537
708
349

1,653
512
689
452

Fifth District

2,062

2,016

1,371

1,247

691

769

1,908

1,983

1,195

1,205

713

778

Sixth District

1,321

1,336

976

991

345

345

1,313

1,255

930

900

383

355

Statewide

Judicial Council of California

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Summary of Filings

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 201314 and 201415

Table 4

Notices of appeal
Civil

Criminal

Appeal records filed


Juvenile

Civil

Criminal

Original proceedings
Juvenile

Civil

Criminal

Juvenile

Court

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

Statewide

6,062

5,983

7,113

6,373

3,036

2,857

4,275

4,374

6,463

6,082

2,869

2,726

1,834

1,851

4,803

4,742

417

423

988

1,021

748

654

444

402

800

826

716

662

414

388

285

309

623

629

97

84

2,249
177
2,072

2,159
199
1,960

1,872
337
1,535

1,612
268
1,344

1,046
94
952

1,089
85
1,004

1,649
144
1,505

1,597
157
1,440

1,730
307
1,423

1,592
268
1,324

1,001
87
914

1,047
88
959

768
56
712

744
68
676

1,628
167
1,461

1,624
172
1,452

155
15
140

148
12
136

491

457

1,182

1,074

374

269

283

322

1,051

1,006

346

251

131

134

569

598

41

61

1,738
596
420
722

1,720
570
489
661

1,982
556
852
574

1,774
555
761
458

750
290
339
121

744
292
310
142

1,143
389
255
499

1,219
387
347
485

1,685
420
769
496

1,605
495
715
395

712
286
309
117

685
270
276
139

472
158
132
182

457
144
129
184

1,137
373
581
183

1,048
327
519
202

56
16
27
13

66
17
28
21

Fifth District

287

251

792

757

292

239

201

174

797

719

277

232

91

102

590

614

59

53

Sixth District

309

375

537

502

130

114

199

236

484

498

119

123

87

105

256

229

11

First District
Second District
Division 6
Others
Third District
Fourth District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3

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Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 201314 and 201415

Table 5

By written opinion
Civil

Criminal

Without opinion, record filed


Juvenile

Civil

Criminal

No record filed
Juvenile

Civil

Criminal

Juvenile

Court

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

Statewide

3,106

3,118

4,729

4,789

1,582

1,685

1,444

1,467

1,191

1,126

1,271

1,049

1,551

1,474

312

205

97

85

534
120
85
126
76
127

497
110
97
110
81
99

473
116
74
102
79
102

520
103
117
108
84
108

273
60
55
61
48
49

264
55
49
51
57
52

248
57
55
44
49
43

265
50
54
47
59
55

98
18
25
14
18
23

83
15
20
16
20
12

127
20
32
26
21
28

105
17
24
20
25
19

192
44
31
39
48
30

163
41
28
40
30
24

17
1
5
2
6
3

5
2
1
0
1
1

5
1
0
1
1
2

4
1
0
1
1
1

1,163
139
144
158
145
169
118
144
146
0

1,196
144
174
146
158
152
102
160
160
0

1,387
161
164
167
137
171
255
158
174
0

1,328
157
150
149
163
168
240
141
160
0

565
78
81
82
67
68
42
57
90
0

611
86
82
64
81
85
53
88
72
0

503
74
67
52
62
55
53
54
61
25

505
46
51
60
69
57
33
66
78
45

237
24
33
25
30
24
31
23
22
25

239
19
24
29
21
19
41
24
30
32

463
70
65
41
60
62
37
70
56
2

393
46
49
56
53
44
33
60
51
1

599
8
17
10
11
13
38
16
15
471

536
7
7
11
7
6
40
14
8
436

54
6
4
3
4
7
8
5
5
12

28
3
3
3
4
2
6
0
5
2

24
0
3
1
4
3
4
2
3
4

17
2
2
0
1
1
1
3
1
6

Third District

195

202

793

758

120

97

80

83

231

208

200

152

162

168

67

57

19

16

Fourth District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3

899
327
219
353

910
417
143
350

1,272
463
456
353

1,337
374
633
330

404
170
158
76

448
168
186
94

477
115
206
156

506
131
230
145

354
72
235
47

347
77
230
40

321
125
150
46

269
97
117
55

428
143
152
133

442
158
176
108

137
32
85
20

95
30
62
3

37
5
31
1

39
9
26
4

Fifth District

140

156

469

470

149

178

62

63

163

156

112

91

70

77

20

10

Sixth District

175

157

335

376

71

87

74

45

108

93

48

39

100

88

17

12

First District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5
Second District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5
Division 6
Division 7
Division 8
Not assigned

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Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 201314 and 201415

Table 6

By Written Opinion
Civil
Court

Criminal

Without Opinion
Juvenile

Civil

Criminal

Juvenile

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

131

141

124

161

187

199

1,638

1,751

4,664

4,696

127

130

First District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5

16
4
4
4
1
3

27
3
8
8
2
6

30
6
4
13
4
3

31
4
7
16
2
2

63
17
12
14
17
3

55
14
20
7
10
4

272
54
53
41
71
53

286
66
45
58
58
59

567
128
94
120
106
119

601
120
122
117
121
121

13
1
3
4
2
3

18
5
5
2
4
2

Second District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5
Division 6
Division 7
Division 8
Not assigned

46
14
0
13
5
6
0
5
3

48
5
1
17
7
5
4
8
1

23
7
0
3
3
2
2
3
3

37
13
3
5
4
2
2
5
3

34
1
2
2
2
7
14
3
3
0

28
3
3
3
5
5
5
4
0
0

657
70
95
80
80
71
50
94
111
6

710
67
94
90
91
97
71
97
99
4

1,605
226
218
195
202
209
178
201
174
2

1,618
223
213
189
221
234
157
200
181
0

80
4
13
8
8
15
4
14
13
1

83
7
10
5
14
15
1
16
15
0

10

123

124

565

601

47
19
16
12

44
15
15
14

47
9
22
16

65
11
13
41

39
9
23
7

49
13
18
18

407
136
113
158

456
135
125
196

1,063
368
549
146

1,017
329
509
179

17
5
7
5

18
7
8
3

Fifth District

12

43

55

85

97

595

604

Sixth District

10

94

78

269

255

Statewide

Third District
Fourth District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3

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Opinions Written

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 201314 and 201415

Table 7

Appeals

Original proceedings

Total
Civil

Criminal

Juvenile

Civil

Criminal

Juvenile

Court

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

FY15

FY14

Statewide

9,583

9,780

2,968

2,966

4,674

4,731

1,546

1,648

127

128

89

120

179

187

First District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5

1,279
298
216
284
210
271

1,289
277
281
262
215
254

472
108
74
110
67
113

447
102
89
94
73
89

465
114
73
98
78
102

510
102
113
107
82
106

253
52
50
57
46
48

244
52
47
47
49
49

15
3
4
4
1
3

22
3
7
6
2
4

14
4
3
4
1
2

14
4
6
2
0
2

60
17
12
11
17
3

52
14
19
6
9
4

Second District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5
Division 6
Division 7
Division 8

3,178
388
389
423
352
419
427
361
419

3,201
401
411
379
408
413
404
400
385

1,143
136
142
158
139
167
116
139
146

1,173
141
173
145
155
150
100
156
153

1,379
160
164
167
137
169
253
155
174

1,324
157
150
149
162
167
240
141
158

563
77
81
82
67
68
42
56
90

607
86
82
63
80
84
53
87
72

46
14
0
13
5
6
0
5
3

45
5
1
15
6
5
4
8
1

14
1
0
1
2
2
2
3
3

26
9
2
4
2
2
2
4
1

33
0
2
2
2
7
14
3
3

26
3
3
3
3
5
5
4
0

Third District

1,106

1,057

191

197

783

745

119

97

Fourth District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3

2,647
978
885
784

2,781
965
998
818

861
314
212
335

859
390
141
328

1,259
458
456
345

1,329
373
630
326

400
170
156
74

444
166
184
94

45
18
16
11

42
14
15
13

43
9
22
12

59
10
10
39

39
9
23
7

48
12
18
18

Fifth District

788

833

132

141

458

451

143

172

12

39

49

Sixth District

585

619

169

149

330

372

68

84

Judicial Council of California

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Pending AppealsTotal and Fully Briefed

Courts of Appeal

as of June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015

Table 8

Total pending appealsa


Total

Civil

Pending fully briefed appeals

Criminal

Juvenile

Total

Civil

Criminal

Juvenile

Court

06/30/15

06/30/14

06/30/15

06/30/14

06/30/15

06/30/14

06/30/15

06/30/14

06/30/15

06/30/14

06/30/15

06/30/14

06/30/15

06/30/14

06/30/15

06/30/14

Statewide

14,689

13,584

5,659

5,625

7,509

6,515

1,521

1,444

4,108

3,982

1,638

1,704

2,190

2,023

280

255

First District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5

2,236
390
476
432
536
402

2,039
383
409
422
449
376

1,032
178
227
195
258
174

1,012
188
199
210
231
184

899
156
191
184
208
160

764
147
151
163
166
137

305
56
58
53
70
68

263
48
59
49
52
55

775
112
158
148
252
105

596
104
114
134
153
91

391
52
73
86
126
54

332
54
62
79
85
52

321
51
73
60
103
34

222
41
43
51
59
28

63
9
12
2
23
17

42
9
9
4
9
11

Second District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5
Division 6
Division 7
Division 8
Not assigned

4,325
495
449
544
479
414
485
513
461
485

4,007
440
437
488
434
391
446
444
427
500

1,916
207
165
217
178
165
139
208
181
456

1,921
194
168
216
177
175
156
192
164
479

1,828
216
214
241
220
189
303
222
207
16

1,519
174
185
191
175
150
252
189
182
21

581
72
70
86
81
60
43
83
73
13

567
72
84
81
82
66
38
63
81
0

763
85
67
131
108
81
69
142
80
0

761
90
80
137
104
84
77
112
77
0

404
53
35
66
53
51
28
77
41
0

391
58
30
69
55
53
33
58
35
0

262
24
19
46
42
19
38
45
29
0

271
21
28
53
35
19
39
46
30
0

97
8
13
19
13
11
3
20
10
0

99
11
22
15
14
12
5
8
12
0

Third District

2,099

1,921

620

553

1,313

1,218

166

150

691

765

237

226

434

508

20

31

Fourth District
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3

3,439
973
1,208
1,258

3,275
996
1,272
1,007

1,413
446
349
618

1,451
439
493
519

1,745
431
730
584

1,522
446
650
426

281
96
129
56

302
111
129
62

888
220
305
363

943
215
418
310

380
96
116
168

504
107
238
159

452
114
159
179

393
96
160
137

56
10
30
16

46
12
20
14

Fifth District

1,501

1,303

254

226

1,119

969

128

108

638

538

55

61

549

450

34

27

Sixth District

1,089

1,039

424

462

605

523

60

54

353

379

171

190

172

179

10

10

Note:
Includes appeals for which the record has not been filed.

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Superior Courts

Caseloads and Authorized Judicial Positions

Superior Courts

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 12
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Filings

Figure 1: Total Filings and Dispositions

Dispositions
12,000,000

9,000,000

6,000,000

3,000,000

0
FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Filings per Judicial Position

Figure 2: Total Filings and Dispositions per Judicial Position

Dispositions per Judicial Position


6,000

4,500

3,000

1,500

0
FY06

FY07

Judicial Council of California

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

39

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

2016 Court Statistics Report

Civil Filings and Dispositions

Superior Courts

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 39
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Figure 3: Total Civil Filings and Dispositions


1,250,000

Filings
1,000,000

Dispositions
750,000

500,000

250,000

0
FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Figure 5: Motor Vehicle PI/PD/WD

Figure 4: Civil Unlimited


250,000

200,000

150,000

Figure 6: Other PI/PD/WD

45,000

30,000

30,000

20,000

15,000

10,000

0
FY06

100,000

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

FY09

FY12

FY15

Figure 7: Civil Complaints


180,000

50,000

120,000

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15
60,000

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

Figure 8: Civil Limited

Figure 9: Small Claims

800,000

400,000

600,000

300,000

400,000

200,000

200,000

100,000

0
FY06

FY09

Judicial Council of California

FY12

FY15

FY06

40

FY09

FY12

FY15

2016 Court Statistics Report

CalCourTools: Caseload Clearance Rates


Civil Unlimited, Civil Limited, Small Claims

Superior Courts
Figures 1016

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415


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Figure 10: Total Civil


125%

Clearance Rate equals the number


of outgoing cases as a percentage
of the number of incoming cases.
A clearance rate of 100% indicates
that the number of cases disposed
of in any given year equals the
number of cases filed.

100%

75%

Dispositions
Clearance Rate = ___________

50%

Filings
25%

0%
FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

Figure 11: Civil Unlimited


125%

100%

75%

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Figure 12: Motor Vehicle PI/PD/WD

Figure 13: Other PI/PD/WD

125%

125%

100%

100%

75%

75%

50%

50%

25%

25%
0%

0%
FY06

50%

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

FY09

FY12

FY15

Figure 14: Civil Complaints


125%

25%

100%
0%
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

75%
50%
25%
0%
FY06

Figure 15: Civil Limited

FY09

FY12

Figure 16: Small Claims

125%

125%

100%

100%

75%

75%

50%

50%

25%

25%

0%
FY06

FY09

Judicial Council of California

FY15

FY12

0%

FY15

FY06

41

FY09

FY12

FY15

2016 Court Statistics Report

CalCourTools: Time to Disposition


Civil Unlimited, Civil Limited, Small Claims

Superior Courts
Figures 1720

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415


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Civil Case Processing Time (percent of cases disposed within specified periods)
The Standards of Judicial Administration establishes case processing time to disposition goals for
different types of civil cases, which are presented below with the specific time standards and
target performance level.
Standard
Time standard

Target
Goal

Figure 17: Civil Unlimited

Figure 18: Limited Civil

100%

100%

75%

75%

Standard
Within 24 months
Within 18 months
Within 12 months

50%

Target
100%
85%
75%

Standard
Within 24 months
Within 18 months
Within 12 months

50%

25%

Target
100%
98%
90%

25%

0%

0%
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

FY09

FY15

Figure 20: Small Claims

Figure 19: Unlawful Detainer

100%

100%

75%

75%

50%

50%

FY12

Standard
Within 45 Days
Within 30 Days

Standard
Within 90 Days
Within 70 Days

Target
100%
90%

Target
100%
90%

25%

25%

0%

0%
FY06

Judicial Council of California

FY09

FY12

FY06

FY15

42

FY09

FY12

FY15

2016 Court Statistics Report

Caseflow Management Data


Stage of Case at Disposition Civil

Superior Courts
Figure 21

Fiscal Year 201415


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Figure 21: How and at what stage are civil cases resolved?

Unlimited Civil
Number disposed before trial
140,124
(78%)
By Jury

Number disposed after trial


39,385

3%

By Court

88%

(22%)
Trial de Novo

9%

Limited Civil
Number disposed before trial
377,764
(92%)
Number disposed after trial

By Jury

2%

32,180
(8%)
By Court

98%

Small Claims
Number disposed before trial
67,327
(43%)
Number disposed after trial
90,573
(57%)

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Criminal Filings and Dispositions

Superior Courts

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 2226
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Figure 22: Felony


300,000

Filings
Dispositions
200,000

100,000

0
FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

FY14

FY15

Figure 23: Nontraffic Misdemeanor

Figure 24: Traffic Misdemeanor

750,000

900,000

500,000

600,000

250,000

300,000

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

Figure 25: Nontraffic Infraction

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY12

FY15

Figure 26: Traffic Infraction

450,000

7,500,000

300,000

5,000,000

150,000

2,500,000

0
FY06

Judicial Council of California

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

44

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2016 Court Statistics Report

CalCourTools: Caseload Clearance Rates


Criminal Felonies, Misdemeanors, Infractions

Superior Courts
Figures 2731

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415


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Figure 27: Felony


125%

Clearance Rate equals the number


of outgoing cases as a percentage
of the number of incoming cases.
A clearance rate of 100% indicates
that the number of cases disposed
of in any given year equals the
number of cases filed.

100%

75%

Dispositions
Clearance Rate = ___________

50%

Filings
25%

0%
FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

Figure 28: Nontraffic Misdemeanor

FY14

FY15

Figure 29: Traffic Misdemeanor

125%

125%

100%

100%

75%

75%

50%

50%

25%

25%

0%

0%
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

Figure 30: Nontraffic Infraction

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY12

FY15

Figure 31: Traffic Infraction

125%

125%

100%

100%

75%

75%

50%

50%

25%

25%

0%

0%
FY06

Judicial Council of California

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

45

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CalCourTools: Time to Disposition Criminal

Superior Courts

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 3234
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Figure 32: Felonies disposed within 12 months


Target
100%
100%

Criminal Case Processing Time


(percent of cases disposed within specified periods)

75%

The Standards of Judicial Administration


establishes case processing time to
disposition goals for different types of
criminal cases, which are presented below
with the specific time standards and target
performance level.

50%

25%

0%
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

Figure 33: Felonies resulting in bindover or certified pleas

Target
90%

in less than 30 days


100%

Target
98%

in less than 45 days


100%

in less than 90 days


100%

75%

75%

75%

50%

50%

50%

25%

25%

25%

0%

0%
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

Target
100%

0%
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

Figure 34: Misdemeanors disposed

in less than 30 days


100%

Target
Legend
90%
Within 45 Days
Within 30 Days

in less than 90 days

Target
98%

100%
75%

75%

50%

50%

50%

25%

25%

25%
0%

0%
FY06

FY09

Judicial Council of California

FY12

FY15

100%
90%

100%

75%

0%

Target
100%

in less than 120 days


Target

FY06

FY09

FY12

46

FY15

FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

2016 Court Statistics Report

Caseflow Management Data


Stage of Case at Disposition Felony

Superior Courts
Figure 35

Fiscal Year 201415


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Figure 35: How and at what stage are felony cases resolved?

Total felony dispositions (not including felony petitions)

221,860

Number disposed before trial

Felony
convictions

216,806
(98%)

63%

Misdemeanor
convictions

20%

Acquittals,
dismissals, and
transfers

Court trials

18%

Felony
convictions

72%

Misdemeanor
convictions

276
(< 1%)

12%

Acquittals,
dismissals, and
transfers

16%

Jury trials
Felony
convictions

4,778
(2%)

Misdemeanor
convictions
Acquittals,
dismissals, and
transfers

Judicial Council of California

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78%

7%

15%

2016 Court Statistics Report

Caseflow Management Data


Stage of Case at Disposition Misdemeanors and Infractions

Superior Courts
Figure 36

Fiscal Year 201415


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Figure 36: How and at what stage are misdemeanor and infraction cases resolved?
Nontraffic Misdemeanors
Bail Forfeitures

Number disposed before trial


354,212
(99%)

1%

Guilty Pleas

63%

Other

Number disposed after trial

By Court

36%

35%

2,745
(1%)
By Jury

65%

Traffic Misdemeanors
Bail Forfeitures

Number disposed before trial


396,052

5%

Guilty Pleas

75%

(99%)
Other

Number disposed after trial

By Court

20%

74%

4,294
(1%)
By Jury

26%

Nontraffic Infractions
Bail Forfeitures

Number disposed before trial


182,135

41%

Guilty Pleas

29%

Other

30%

(91%)

Number disposed after trial - Court Trials only


18,673
(9%)

Traffic Infractions
Bail Forfeitures

Number disposed before trial


3,578,876

Guilty Pleas

45%

18%

(91%)
Other

37%

Number disposed after trial - Court Trials only


359,203
(9%)

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Family and Juvenile Filings and Dispositions

Superior Courts

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 3740
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Filings
Dispositions
Figure 37: Family Law Marital

Figure 38: Family Law Petitions

200,000

400,000

150,000

300,000

100,000

200,000

50,000

100,000

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

FY09

Figure 39: Juvenile Delinquency

Figure 40: Juvenile Dependency

120,000

50,000

90,000

37,500

60,000

25,000

30,000

FY12

FY15

FY12

FY15

12,500

0
FY06

Judicial Council of California

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

49

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CalCourTools: Caseload Clearance Rates


Family Law, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency

Superior Courts
Figures 4144

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

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Clearance Rate equals the number of outgoing cases as a percentage of the number of incoming cases. A clearance rate of
100% indicates that the number of cases disposed of in any given year equals the number of cases filed.
Dispositions
Clearance Rate = ___________
Filings

Figure 41: Family Law Marital

Figure 42: Family Law Petitions

125%

125%

100%

100%

75%

75%

50%

50%

25%

25%

0%

0%
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

Figure 44: Juvenile Dependency

Figure 43: Juvenile Delinquency

125%

125%

100%

100%

75%

75%

50%

50%

25%

25%

0%

0%
FY06

Judicial Council of California

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

50

FY09

FY12

FY15

2016 Court Statistics Report

Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, Habeas Corpus Filings and Dispositions

Superior Courts

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Figures 4548
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Filings
Dispositions
Figure 45: Probate

Figure 46: Mental Health

60,000

40,000

45,000

30,000

30,000

20,000

15,000

10,000

0
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

Figure 47: Appeals

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY12

FY15

Figure 48: Criminal Habeas Corpus

10,000

12,000

7,500

9,000

5,000

6,000

2,500

3,000

0
FY06

Judicial Council of California

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

51

FY09

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CalCourTools: Caseload Clearance Rates


Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, Habeas Corpus

Superior Courts
Figures 4952

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

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Clearance Rate equals the number of outgoing cases as a percentage of the number of incoming cases. A clearance rate of
100% indicates that the number of cases disposed of in any given year equals the number of cases filed.
Dispositions
Clearance Rate = ___________
Filings

Figure 49: Probate

Figure 50: Mental Health

125%

125%

100%

100%

75%

75%

50%

50%

25%

25%

0%

0%
FY06

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

Figure 51: Appeals

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY12

FY15

Figure 52: Criminal Habeas Corpus

125%

125%

100%

100%

75%

75%

50%

50%

25%

25%

0%

0%
FY06

Judicial Council of California

FY09

FY12

FY15

FY06

52

FY09

2016 Court Statistics Report

Caseflow Management Data


Trials By Type of Proceeding

Superior Courts
Figures 5365

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Jury Trials

Court Trials

600,000

18,000

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Court Trials

Figure 53: Trials

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Figure 56: PI/PD/WD Civil Unlimited

Figure 55: Misdemeanor

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Figure 57: Other Civil Unlimited

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Figure 61: Misdemeanor and Infractions

Figure 60: Felony

Figure 62: PI/PD/WD Civil Unlimited

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Figure 64: Civil Limited

Figure 63: Other Civil Unlimited

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Trial Court Workload and Resources


Judicial Positions and Use of Judicial Assistance

Superior Courts
Figures 6669

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415


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Definition of Terms
Assessed Judicial Need (AJN): Represents the estimated number of judicial officers needed to handle the workload in the trial courts based on the
Judicial Needs Assessment Project. The Judicial Needs Assessment Project was approved by the Judicial Council in 2001 as the methodology for
evaluating judicial workload and the need for new judgeships. In 2004, the Judicial Council approved a minor change in the assessment methodology
that uses a 3-year average filings data instead of using a single year. The AJN numbers are updated on a 2-year cycle in even-numbered years, and
the value for FY 2014-15 represents the 2014 update that was presented to the Judicial Council at the December 2014 meeting.
Judicial Position Equivalents (JPE): Reflects authorized judicial positions adjusted for vacancies, assistance rendered by the court, and assistance
received by the court from assigned judges, temporary judges, commissioners, and referees.
Authorized Judicial Positions (AJP): Number of authorized judgeships, commissioners, and referees.
Authorized Judgeships: Number of judgeships authorized in statute.
Judicial Assistance Received by Trial Courts: Includes only assistance rendered by judges through assignments. Does not include assistance
rendered by commissioners, referees, and temporary judges (these are included in JPE).

Figure 66: Total Judicial Position Equivalents (JPE)


and Assessed Judicial Need (AJN)

Figure 67: Total Authorized Judicial Positions (AJP)


and Assessed Judicial Need (AJN)

2,500

2,500

2,000

2,000

1,500

1,500

AJN

AJN
JPE

AJP

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500

500

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Figure 68: Authorized Judgeships

FY09

FY12

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Figure 69: Judicial Assistance Received by


Trial Courts (days received)

2,500

50,000

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1,500

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1,000

20,000

500

10,000

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JBSIS Courts as of Fiscal Year 201415

Alameda
Alpine
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
El Dorado
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Madera
Mariposa
Merced
Modoc
Monterey
Napa
Orange
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba
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12a Probate

Misdemeanor/
Infraction
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10a Mental Health

Juvenile
Dependency
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Delinquency
08a

07c Felony

06a Family Law

05b Unlimited Civil

05a Limited Civil

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Division
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Court

The following table shows the courts that are submitting data via JBSIS v2.3 (Judicial Branch Statistical
Information System) as of the end of fiscal year 201415. For updated information, court staff with access to the
password-protected Judicial Resources Network website may log in directly to JBSIS at http://jbsis.courts.ca.gov.

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Appendixes

Appendix A
Courts With Missing or Incomplete Data

JBSIS report type 4b


JBSIS report type 5a
JBSIS report type 5b
JBSIS report type 6a
JBSIS report type 7a/7b/7c
JBSIS report type 8a
JBSIS report type 9a
JBSIS report type 10a
JBSIS report type 11a
JBSIS report type 12a
JBSIS report type 13a

Appellate Division Appeals


Limited Civil
Unlimited Civil
Family Law
Felony
Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile Dependency
Mental Health
Misdemeanors and Infractions
Probate
Small Claims

Court

Report

Missing or Incomplete Data, Fiscal Year 20142015

Alpine

JBSIS report types 4b, 5a, 5b,


6a, 7c, 8a, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12a,
13a

All reports missing for June 2015 with reports for other
months submitted but incomplete or no disposition data
reported.

Contra Costa

JBSIS report types 6a, 8a, 9a

Reports submitted but incomplete or no disposition data


reported.

Kings

JBSIS report types 6a, 7a, 7b,


9a

Reports submitted but incomplete disposition data


reported.

Merced

JBSIS report types 4b, 5a, 5b,


6a, 7c, 8a, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12a,
13a

Reports submitted but incomplete disposition data


reported.

Nevada

JBSIS report types 11a

Reports submitted but incomplete disposition data


reported.

Orange

JBSIS report types 6a, 10a,


11a, 12a

Reports submitted but incomplete or no disposition data


reported.

Placer

JBSIS report type 11a

Report submitted but incomplete disposition data


reported.

Sierra

JBSIS report types 4b, 5a, 5b,


6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 9a, 10a, 11a,
12a, 13a

Reports submitted but incomplete or no disposition data


reported.

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APPENDIX B
Supreme Court Glossary

depublished opinion A Court of Appeal


opinion that the Court of Appeal has certified for
publication but that the Supreme Court, acting
under its constitutional power over opinion publication, directs the Reporter of Decisions not to
publish in the Official Reports, and that may be
cited or relied upon only in limited circumstances
(see Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.1115(b)).

The definitions in this glossary are intended only


to provide context and a general understanding
of the information in this publication. They are not
to be relied on as legal authority or
cited as authoritative.

attorney disciplinary proceedings Proceedings concerning possible suspension, disbarment,


and public or private reproval of attorneys for
alleged violations of law or rules of professional
conduct. Other State Bar filings include requests
for approval of rule proposals, motions for the
admission of attorneys, reports of criminal
convictions and other administrative matters
relating to the admission and discipline of
attorneys. Most matters are resolved by the entry
of an order in the Supreme Court adopting the
recommendation of the State Bar Court. Requests
for approval of a rule may be resolved by an order
adopting or denying the request, or a retransfer of
the matter to the State Bar, all undertaken by the
Court acting at its weekly conference. If the
Supreme Court grants review of an attorney
disciplinary proceeding, the matter will be
handling in the same manner as any case in
which review has been granted. The California
Rules of Court govern petitions for review of
disciplinary matters by the respondent attorney
and the State Bars Office of Chief Trial Counsel.
In addition, the Supreme Court may, on its own
motion, grant review or return a matter to the
State Bar Court for reconsideration.

original proceedings Petitions for writs within


the Supreme Courts original jurisdiction. The
most common types are mandamus and prohibition, which may relate to either civil or criminal
matters, and habeas corpus.
petition for review A request for Supreme
Court review of a Court of Appeal decision.
petition for review denied An order by the
Supreme Court declining review of a Court of
Appeal decision.
petition for review granted An order by the
Supreme Court granting review of a Court of
Appeal decision.
petition for review granted and held An order
by the Supreme Court granting review of a Court
of Appeal decision that will be held for final action
until a lead case addressing a related issue has
been decided by the Supreme Court.
petition for review granted and transferred An
order by the Supreme Court granting review of a
Court of Appeal summary denial in an original
proceeding and transferring review of the case to
a Court of Appeal for further proceedings.

automatic appeal A criminal appeal by operation of law, directly from a superior court to the
Supreme Court, upon imposition of a judgment of
death.
civil Pertaining to an appeal or original
proceeding in a case that is neither a criminal nor
a juvenile delinquency case.

request for publication or depublication


A case in which the sole relief requested is for the
Supreme Court to order that a Court of Appeal
decision be either published or depublished.

criminal Pertaining to an appeal or original


proceeding in a case charging the violation of
criminal law.

written opinion The written decision, with


reasons stated, that describes and explains the
outcome of a Supreme Court case.

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APPENDIX C
Courts of Appeal Glossary

The definitions in this glossary are intended only to provide context and a general understanding
of the information in this publication. They are not to be relied on as legal authority or cited as
authoritative.
median time In a listing where time values are
placed in order from shortest to longest, the value
with half of the cases above it and half below it.

appeal A proceeding for direct review of a


judgment of an appealable order of a trial court.
Excludes collateral review by means of an
original proceeding. (See civil appeal and
criminal appeal.)
civil appeal An appeal in a case that is neither
a criminal nor a juvenile delinquency case.

90th percentile time In a listing where time


values are placed in order from shortest to
longest, the value with 10 percent of the cases
above it and 90 percent below it.

civil original proceeding Any original proceeding in which the underlying case is not
related to a violation of criminal law.

notice filed The filing of a notice of appeal in


the superior court, initiating the appellate
process.

Court of Appeal The California court that


hears (1) appeals in all noncapital cases in which
a superior court has original jurisdiction and
(2) appeals under other special circumstances,
as prescribed by law.

original proceedings Cases begun in an


appellate court, commonly called writ
proceedings. The most common are writs of
mandamus and prohibition, usually seeking an
order addressed to a lower court, and writs of
habeas corpus, usually addressed to a person
holding another in official custody. (See civil
original proceeding and criminal original
proceeding.)

criminal appeal An appeal from the judgment


or order in a case charging a violation of criminal
law.

pending appeal

criminal original proceeding Any original


proceeding in which the underlying case is
related to a violation of criminal law.

An appeal awaiting decision.

record filed The filing of the trial court clerks


transcript (copies of documents filed in the
case) and the reporters transcript (the typed
version of oral proceedings).

disposition Termination of an appeal or original proceeding. Court of Appeal dispositions are


either by written opinion or without opinion (with
or without a record filed).
fully briefed appeal A pending appeal in which
all briefs have been filed.

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family law (marital) Proceedings in which a


petition has been filed for dissolution or voiding of
a marriage or for legal separation.

APPENDIX D
Superior Courts Glossary

family law petitions Family law cases other


than marital cases, such as domestic violence
petitions and petitions filed by the Department of
Child Support Services (DCSS) for reimbursement of child support.

The definitions in this glossary are


intended only to provide context and a
general understanding of the information
in this publication. They are not to be
relied on as legal authority or cited as
authoritative.

felony A criminal case alleging an offense


punishable by imprisonment in a state prison or
by death.

appeal A proceeding for direct review of a civil


or criminal judgment from a limited-jurisdiction
case, including small claims matters.

filings in civil matters Civil cases for which


complaints or petitions have been filed.

assessed judge need (AJN): Represents the


estimated number of judicial officers needed to
handle the workload in the trial courts based on
the Judicial Needs Assessment Project.

filings in criminal matters The number of


defendants against whom criminal charges have
been filed.
filings in juvenile matters The number of
minors who are the subjects of petitions.

caseload clearance rate Clearance rates show


the number of outgoing cases as a percentage
of the number of incoming cases. They measure
whether the court is disposing of cases in a
timely fashion or whether a backlog of cases is
growing.

judgeship A judicial position conferring power


to exercise the full legal authority of the court in
which the judge sits (by selection or assignment).
The term Judgeships, as used in this report,
represents the number of positions authorized by
law, whether filled or vacant.

commissioner A subordinate judicial officer,


employed by the court, who performs judicial or
quasi-judicial duties assigned to him or her. A
commissioner may be authorized to decide only
limited pretrial issues of fact and law or to conduct complete trials. Commissioners frequently
act as temporary judges.

judicial position equivalents An estimate


of the number of judicial officers who were
present and available to conduct court business.
The number includes authorized judgeships
(adjusted to reflect judicial vacancies and assistance given to other courts) and assistance
received from assigned judges, full-time and parttime commissioners and referees, and temporary
judges serving by stipulation of the parties.

disposition Termination of a proceeding.


Civil dispositions before trial include transfers to
another trial court, dismissals, summary judgments, and other judgments. Criminal
dispositions before trial include transfers to
another trial court, sentences after pleas of guilty
or no contest, and dismissals. Civil dispositions
after trial include entry of judgment after jury trial
and court trial. Criminal dispositions after trial
include acquittals, grants of probation, and
sentences after conviction.

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judicial positions The number of judgeships


authorized by law, plus positions of referees and
commissioners.
juvenile delinquency proceedings Petitions
filed under Welfare and Institutions Code section
602, alleging violation of a criminal statute, and
petitions filed under Welfare and Institutions
Code section 601, alleging that a minor is beyond
the control of parents or guardians but has not

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violated any law. An original petition begins a


delinquency proceeding. A subsequent petition
adds allegations against a minor child who is
already subject to the courts jurisdiction.

other mental health proceedings Includes


other mental health cases not included in the
mental health category as well as noncriminal
habeas corpus.

juvenile dependency proceedings Petitions


filed under Welfare and Institutions Code section
300, seeking to make a minor child a ward of the
court because of abuse or neglect. An original
petition begins a dependency proceeding. A
subsequent petition adds allegations regarding a
minor child who is already subject to the courts
jurisdiction.

personal injury, death, and property


damage All actions for damages in excess
of $25,000 for physical injury to persons and
property and all actions for wrongful death.
probate and guardianship All probate
proceedings, will contests, guardianship and
conservatorship proceedings (including conservatorship proceedings under the LantermanPetris-Short Act), and petitions to compromise
minors claims (when not part of a pending action
or proceeding).

limited civil All civil matters with a value of


$25,000 or less, except small claims matters.
mental health proceedings Includes most
types of mental health cases, including but not
limited to postcertification treatment (W&I 5300),
LPS Conservatorship (W&I 5350), narcotics
addict (W&I 3050/3051), commitments (PC
2966), mental competency (PC 1368), sexually
violent predator (W&I 6600), juvenile (W&I
1800), mentally retarded and dangerous (W&I
6500), and W&I Code, 4500.

reduced to misdemeanor Cases in which a


charge originally filed as a felony is disposed of
as a misdemeanor.
referee A subordinate judicial officer employed
by a county to handle matters assigned by the
court, such as traffic law violations.
small claims All matters filed in small claims
court (value of $10,000 or less).

motor vehicle personal injury, death, and


property damage Actions for damages in
excess of $25,000 for physical injury to persons
and property and actions for wrongful death
related to motor vehicle accidents.

time to disposition The amount of time it takes


a court to dispose of cases within established
time frames.

nontraffic infractions Nontraffic violations of


state statutes or local ordinances specified as
infractions.

traffic infractions Traffic-related violations


of state statutes or city or county ordinances
specified as infractions, excluding parking
violations.

nontraffic misdemeanors Misdemeanors


including intoxication complaints and violations
of the Penal Code, local city and county
ordinances, and the Fish and Game Code.

traffic misdemeanors Violations of Vehicle


Code 20002 (hit and run, property damage),
23104 (reckless driving, causing injury), and
23152 (driving under the influence of alcohol or
drugs) and all other traffic misdemeanors.

other civil complaints and petitions Cases


not covered in any other civil case category,
including complaints for declaratory relief only,
mechanics liens, and petitions for partnership
and corporate governance. If the requested
relief is for money, it must be in excess of
$25,000 to be filed as a general-jurisdiction
case.

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unlimited civil All civil matters with a value of


more than $25,000.

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APPENDIX E Courts of Appeal Data Tables


Summary of Filings

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Data for Figures 67


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Contested matters

Records of appeal

Original proceedings

Authorized
justices
(A)

Total
(B)

Per
authorized
justice
(C)

FY15

105

20,661

197

13,607

130

7,054

67

FY14

105

20,198

192

13,182

126

7,016

67

FY13
FY12

105
105

20,391
21,894

194
209

13,020
13,498

124
129

7,371
8,396

70
80

FY11

105

23,021

219

13,950

133

9,071

86

FY10

105

22,515

214

13,738

131

8,777

84

FY09

105

22,030

210

13,617

130

8,413

80

FY08
FY07
FY06

105
105
105

23,675
22,532
22,150

225
215
211

13,970
13,125
13,539

133
125
129

9,705
9,407
8,611

92
90
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Total
(D)

Per
authorized
justice
(E)

Total
(F)

Per
authorized
justice
(G)

Column Key:
D + F. Total contested matters means all appeals and original proceedings; it excludes motions to dismiss on
(B)
clerks certificate, rehearings, and miscellaneous orders, which do not significantly add to the courts workload.
(C)
B / A.
(E)
D / A.
(G)
F / A.

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Record of Appeal Filings

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Data for Figures 814

All Districts
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Total
13,607
13,182
13,020
13,498
13,950
13,738
13,617
13,970
13,125
13,539

Civil
4,275
4,374
4,609
4,601
4,747
4,539
4,422
4,623
4,262
4,501

Criminal
6,463
6,082
5,775
6,145
6,522
6,549
6,458
6,531
6,224
6,351

Juvenile
2,869
2,726
2,636
2,752
2,681
2,650
2,737
2,816
2,639
2,687

Total
1,930
1,876
1,823
1,848
1,971
1,943
1,861
2,010
2,054
1,973

Civil
800
826
823
843
886
864
812
820
846
798

Criminal
716
662
653
674
759
756
704
851
818
814

Juvenile
414
388
347
331
326
323
345
339
390
361

Total
1,680
1,579
1,566
1,666
1,709
1,750
1,715
1,704
1,629
1,753

Civil
283
322
308
323
324
317
305
294
290
357

Criminal
1,051
1,006
992
1,028
1,019
1,028
957
1,058
985
1,002

Juvenile
346
251
266
315
366
405
453
352
354
394

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District 1
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

District 2
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

District 3
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Civil
1,649
1,597
1,742
1,700
1,852
1,723
1,672
1,931
1,513
1,692

Criminal
1,730
1,592
1,570
1,704
1,913
1,808
1,881
1,884
1,732
1,826

Juvenile
1,001
1,047
879
995
922
884
889
946
661
757

Total
3,540
3,509
3,439
3,588
3,675
3,515
3,585
3,482
3,513
3,472

Civil
1,143
1,219
1,274
1,282
1,232
1,173
1,211
1,104
1,157
1,206

Criminal
1,685
1,605
1,437
1,551
1,784
1,744
1,701
1,598
1,541
1,571

Juvenile
712
685
728
755
659
598
673
780
815
695

Total
802
857
800
815
760
780
765
761
753
810

Civil
199
236
254
245
232
216
215
253
246
234

Criminal
484
498
443
495
450
453
453
427
425
467

Juvenile
119
123
103
75
78
111
97
81
82
109

District 4
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

District 5
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Total
4,380
4,236
4,191
4,399
4,687
4,415
4,442
4,761
3,906
4,275

District 6
Total
1,275
1,125
1,201
1,182
1,148
1,335
1,249
1,252
1,270
1,256

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Civil
201
174
208
208
221
246
207
221
210
214

Criminal
797
719
680
693
597
760
762
713
723
671

Juvenile
277
232
313
281
330
329
280
318
337
371

FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

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Original Proceeding Filings

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Data for Figures 1521

All Districts
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Total
7,054
7,016
7,371
8,396
9,071
8,777
8,413
9,705
9,407
8,611

Civil
1,834
1,851
1,916
1,982
2,122
2,017
2,139
2,444
2,488
2,633

Criminal
4,803
4,742
5,005
5,945
6,533
6,305
5,788
6,701
6,195
5,197

Juvenile
417
423
450
469
416
455
486
560
724
781

Total
1,005
1,022
1,111
1,236
1,298
1,313
1,239
1,426
1,379
1,314

Civil
285
309
330
307
320
320
381
430
448
456

Criminal
623
629
704
860
904
931
787
928
843
757

Juvenile
97
84
77
69
74
62
71
68
88
101

Total
741
793
788
896
1,067
979
894
1,056
1,052
855

Civil
131
134
143
162
177
160
160
192
234
207

Criminal
569
598
601
691
829
756
660
792
752
577

Juvenile
41
61
44
43
61
63
74
72
66
71

Total
740
769
878
1,022
991
966
923
985
1,021
939

Civil
91
102
104
116
136
144
122
139
102
100

Criminal
590
614
712
824
792
752
729
772
809
697

Juvenile
59
53
62
82
63
70
72
74
110
142

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District 1
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

District 2
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

District 3
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Civil
768
744
745
795
896
816
842
984
978
1,151

Criminal
1,628
1,624
1,640
1,863
2,140
2,100
1,958
2,426
1,962
1,731

Juvenile
155
148
149
155
138
185
148
209
243
205

Total
1,665
1,571
1,663
2,012
2,076
1,954
1,946
2,103
2,243
1,990

Civil
472
457
476
510
490
483
530
577
596
598

Criminal
1,137
1,048
1,089
1,393
1,518
1,406
1,317
1,408
1,452
1,141

Juvenile
56
66
98
109
68
65
99
118
195
251

Total
352
345
397
417
465
464
463
516
529
426

Civil
87
105
118
92
103
94
104
122
130
121

Criminal
256
229
259
314
350
360
337
375
377
294

Juvenile
9
11
20
11
12
10
22
19
22
11

District 4
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

District 5
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Total
2,551
2,516
2,534
2,813
3,174
3,101
2,948
3,619
3,183
3,087

District 6

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FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

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Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Years 201213 through 201415

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Total cases
Fiscal year

Number
(A)

Affirmance
Reversed
Dismissed
Total
Full
With modification
Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E)
(F)
(G)
(H)
(I)
(J)
(K)
(L)

Total appeals
FY15
FY14
FY13

9,126
9,293
9,155

100%
100%
100%

7,939
8,163
7,999

87%
88%
87%

6,383
6,534
6,351

70%
70%
69%

1,556
1,629
1,648

17%
18%
18%

924
880
870

10%
9%
10%

263
250
286

3%
3%
4%

4,116
4,201
4,337

93%
94%
94%

3,060
3,092
3,166

69%
69%
69%

1,056
1,109
1,171

24%
25%
25%

245
188
181

6%
4%
4%

63
94
75

1%
2%
2%

Criminal appeals by defendants


FY15
FY14
FY13

4,424
4,483
4,593

100%
100%
100%

Criminal appeals by prosecution


FY15
FY14
FY13

159
172
110

100%
100%
100%

104
141
67

65%
82%
61%

94
131
58

59%
76%
53%

10
10
9

6%
6%
8%

51
31
42

32%
18%
38%

4
0
1

3%
0%
1%

3,002
2,988
2,811

100%
100%
100%

2,391
2,381
2,217

80%
80%
79%

2,088
2,068
1,931

70%
69%
69%

303
313
286

10%
10%
10%

493
520
501

16%
17%
18%

118
87
93

4%
3%
3%

Juvenile appeals (criminal violation)a


FY15
404
100%
360
FY14
530
100%
478
FY13
517
100%
459

89%
90%
89%

245
352
320

61%
66%
62%

115
126
139

28%
24%
27%

39
47
51

10%
9%
10%

5
5
7

1%
1%
1%

Other juvenile appealsb


FY15
1,137
FY14
1,120
FY13
1,124

85%
86%
82%

896
891
876

79%
80%
78%

72
71
43

6%
6%
4%

96
94
95

8%
8%
8%

73
64
110

6%
6%
10%

Civil appeals
FY15
FY14
FY13

100%
100%
100%

968
962
919

Column Key:
C + I + K. Total does not match that in column E of Table 1 because of missing data. Percentages are calculated based
(A)
on totals shown in column A.
D + J + L. Components may not add to total because of rounding.
(B)
Notes:
a
b

Juvenile appeals filed under Welf. & Inst. Code, 602, alleging violation of a criminal statute.
Juvenile appeals filed under Welf. & Inst. Code, 300 or 601. These cases do not involve violations of criminal statutes.

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Percentage of Majority Opinions Published

Courts of Appeal

Fiscal Year 2014-15

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Total

Civil Appeals

Criminal
Appeals

Juvenile
Appeals

Original Proceedings

Statewide

9%

17%

4%

5%

17%

First

12%

20%

6%

8%

8%

Second

9%

15%

3%

5%

27%

Third

8%

24%

4%

5%

57%

Fourth

9%

15%

6%

2%

18%

Fifth

6%

22%

3%

2%

3%

Sixth

8%

14%

4%

7%

22%

District

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APPENDIX F Superior Court Statewide Data Tables


Caseloads and Authorized Judicial Positions

Superior Courts

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Data for Figures 12

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Filings
Judicial

Dispositions
Per judicial

Per judicial

positions

Total

position

Total

position

(A)

(B)

(C)

(E)

(F)

FY15

2,013

6,832,710

3,394

6,342,662

3,151

FY14

2,024

7,492,757

3,702

6,730,412

3,325

FY13

2,024

7,735,074

3,822

6,625,491

3,273

FY12

2,024

8,558,889

4,229

7,576,781

3,743

FY11

2,022

9,442,846

4,669

8,553,501

4,230

FY10

2,022

10,079,116

4,985

8,783,029

4,344

FY09

2,022

10,257,641

5,073

8,768,510

4,336

FY08

2,022

9,592,939

4,744

7,989,156

3,951

FY07

1,972

9,469,791

4,802

7,891,932

4,002

FY06

1,922

9,172,346

4,772

7,783,855

4,050

Fiscal year

Column Key:
(A)

Judicial positions include authorized commissioners and referees in addition to the number of judges
authorized for the court. The 50 new judgeships authorized but not funded by Assembly Bill 159, effective
January 2008, are included in column A .

(C)

B / A.

(F)

E / A.

Note:
Dispositions are underreported due to incomplete data from some courts. See Appendix A for more details.

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Civil Filings, Dispositions, and Caseload Clearance Rate

Superior Courts

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

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Unlimited Civil

Fiscal
Year

Total
Civil
(A)

Total
Unlimited
Civil
(B)

Motor
Vehicle
PI/PD/WD
(C)

Other
PI/PD/WD
(D)

Other Civil
Complaints
& Petitions
(E)

Small
Claims
Appeals
(F)

Limited
Civil
(G)

Small
Claims
(H)

718,321

192,761

32,808

21,207

133,638

5,108

375,178

150,382

Filings
FY15
FY14

835,737

193,663

31,847

22,077

134,435

5,304

486,646

155,428

FY13

924,149

200,119

30,159

23,114

140,295

6,551

555,967

168,063

FY12

999,281

212,061

29,468

22,545

153,004

7,044

602,608

184,612

FY11

1,098,548

218,932

27,812

21,649

161,825

7,646

686,000

193,616

FY10

1,150,026

217,731

28,964

20,928

159,396

8,443

720,308

211,987

FY09

1,227,779

211,555

28,945

21,142

152,262

9,206

783,883

232,341

FY08

1,096,959

182,815

28,431

20,684

124,696

9,004

686,903

227,241

FY07

954,260

169,759

29,830

20,875

110,371

8,683

560,102

224,399

FY06

912,923

173,079

31,390

21,338

111,270

9,081

503,326

236,518

Dispositions
FY15

747,353

179,509

28,622

18,730

128,588

3,569

409,944

157,900

FY14

840,801

173,780

25,385

17,532

126,618

4,245

507,736

159,285

FY13

938,938

190,600

27,364

19,589

138,764

4,883

569,368

178,970
183,715

FY12

1,028,563

206,237

27,685

21,216

152,152

5,184

638,611

FY11

1,171,737

216,138

28,060

19,884

162,388

5,806

753,405

202,194

FY10

1,112,136

193,865

27,294

18,821

140,933

6,817

703,350

214,921

FY09

1,113,499

176,219

26,123

18,583

124,894

6,619

711,169

226,111

FY08

904,687

153,299

26,402

20,572

100,131

6,194

533,106

218,282

FY07

871,428

142,476

26,514

18,252

91,225

6,485

510,833

218,119

FY06

866,559

145,553

27,995

18,049

92,579

6,930

474,293

246,713

93%

87%

88%

96%

70%

109%

105%

Caseload Clearance Rate


FY15

104%

FY14

101%

90%

80%

79%

94%

80%

104%

102%

FY13

102%

95%

91%

85%

99%

75%

102%

106%

FY12

103%

97%

94%

94%

99%

74%

106%

100%

FY11

107%

99%

101%

92%

100%

76%

110%

104%

FY10

97%

89%

94%

90%

88%

81%

98%

101%

FY09

91%

83%

90%

88%

82%

72%

91%

97%

FY08

82%

84%

93%

99%

80%

69%

78%

96%

FY07

91%

84%

89%

87%

83%

75%

91%

97%

FY06

95%

84%

89%

85%

83%

76%

94%

104%

Column Key:
(A)

Sum of C through H .

(B)

Sum of C through F .

(E)

Civil complaints and petitions not specified in columns C and D . Prior to the 2004 Court Statistics Report , this
case type included miscellaneous family law petitions, which are now reported in the Family and Juvenile section.

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Civil Case Processing Time

Superior Courts

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Data for Figures 1720


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General civil unlimited


disposed of in less
than _ months
Fiscal year

Limited civil
disposed of in less
than _ months

Unlawful detainers
disposed of in less than
_ days

Small claims
disposed of in less than
_ days

12

18

24

12

18

24

30

45

70

90

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

(G)

(H)

(I)

(J)

FY15

64%

76%

83%

83%

91%

94%

51%

70%

58%

71%

FY14

66%

77%

84%

86%

93%

95%

49%

68%

60%

71%

FY13

68%

81%

87%

86%

93%

96%

54%

72%

59%

70%

FY12

68%

83%

90%

87%

95%

97%

53%

71%

64%

75%

FY11

70%

85%

92%

86%

95%

98%

54%

72%

62%

74%

FY10

72%

87%

93%

88%

97%

99%

56%

75%

61%

73%

FY09

70%

86%

92%

91%

98%

99%

48%

67%

61%

74%

FY08

70%

86%

93%

94%

97%

98%

55%

75%

59%

75%

FY07

67%

84%

92%

93%

97%

98%

58%

76%

64%

78%

FY06

68%

85%

91%

87%

93%

96%

58%

76%

65%

76%

Column Key:
(G) , (H)

Includes only limited jurisdiction civil unlawful detainers.

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Caseflow Management Data


Stage of Case at Disposition Civil

Superior Courts
Data for Figure 21

Fiscal Year 201415


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Unlimited Civil

Before Trial
Total
Filings

Total
Dispositions

Dismissal for
Delay in
Prosecution

Other
Before Trial

By Jury

By Court

Trial de
Novo

192,761

179,509

13,064

127,060

1,235

34,752

3,398

Dispositions Before Trial

140,124

Dispositions After Trial

39,385

3%

88%

9%

STATEWIDE

Limited Civil

Before Trial

After Trial

Total
Filings

Total
Dispositions

Dismissal for
Delay in
Prosecution

Other
Before Trial

By Jury

By Court

375,178

409,944

10,082

367,682

491

31,689

Dispositions Before Trial

377,764

Dispositions After Trial

32,180

2%

98%

STATEWIDE

Small Claims

Before Trial

Total
Filings

Total
Dispositions

Dismissal for
Delay in
Prosecution

Other
Before Trial

After Trial

150,382

157,900

15,588

51,739

90,573

Dispositions Before Trial

67,327

Dispositions After Trial

90,573

STATEWIDE

Notes:

After Trial

Other Before Trial includes other dismissals and transfers, summary judgments and all other judgments before trial.

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Criminal Filings, Dispositions, and Caseload Clearance Rate

Superior Courts

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Data for Figures 2231


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Nontraffic

Fiscal year

Traffic

Total
Criminal

Felonies

Misdemeanors

Infractions

Misdemeanors

Infractions

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

5,561,688

214,088

445,654

273,881

477,076

4,150,989

Filings
FY15
FY14

6,097,660

272,548

402,188

285,141

515,611

4,622,172

FY13

6,241,424

261,268

392,109

275,952

536,004

4,776,091

FY12

6,956,193

243,962

426,072

356,546

649,973

5,279,640

FY11

7,717,629

241,222

506,649

341,550

763,142

5,865,066

FY10

8,272,833

248,448

491,870

351,704

833,793

6,347,018

FY09

8,359,266

261,768

530,320

352,893

866,747

6,347,538

FY08

7,833,177

272,764

616,963

366,441

836,521

5,740,488

FY07

7,827,293

289,263

640,119

348,237

811,546

5,738,128

FY06

7,581,616

289,835

629,803

314,194

780,136

5,567,648

Dispositions
FY15

5,119,511

223,339

356,943

200,807

400,343

3,938,079

FY14

5,406,279

254,291

336,781

196,310

404,812

4,214,085

FY13

5,185,043

240,797

322,481

222,426

417,237

3,982,102

FY12

6,017,929

226,272

371,562

313,170

500,651

4,606,274

FY11

6,832,311

228,587

398,068

304,600

541,625

5,359,431

FY10

7,116,253

238,751

429,715

321,855

591,713

5,534,219

FY09

7,082,731

235,399

444,480

291,589

612,022

5,499,241

FY08

6,553,253

210,035

511,238

368,005

555,829

4,908,146

FY07

6,452,279

216,701

531,267

343,268

555,960

4,805,083

FY06

6,378,088

227,305

545,980

289,052

565,930

4,749,821

Caseload Clearance Rate


FY15

92%

104%

80%

73%

84%

95%

FY14

89%

93%

84%

69%

79%

91%

FY13

83%

92%

82%

81%

78%

83%

FY12

87%

93%

87%

88%

77%

87%

FY11

89%

95%

79%

89%

71%

91%

FY10

86%

96%

87%

92%

71%

87%

FY09

85%

90%

84%

83%

71%

87%

FY08

84%

77%

83%

100%

66%

86%

FY07

82%

75%

83%

99%

69%

84%

FY06

84%

78%

87%

92%

73%

85%

Column Key:
(A)
Sum of B through F .
(B)
Since 2001, a felony is counted as one filing and one disposition for each defendant throughout all stages of criminal
proceedings. This change eliminated the double counting of defendants who were held to answer, certified on
guilty pleas, or waived preliminary hearings, and it reduced the numbers of filings and dispositions reported.

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Felonies
disposed of
in less than
12 months
Fiscal year
(A)

Felonies resulting in bindovers


or certified pleas
in less than _ days

Misdemeanors disposed of
in less than _ days

30

45

90

30

90

120

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

(G)

FY15

88%

45%

55%

71%

61%

77%

83%

FY14

88%

50%

60%

75%

61%

78%

83%

FY13

89%

49%

59%

75%

63%

79%

84%

FY12

88%

48%

58%

75%

64%

80%

85%

FY11

87%

46%

56%

72%

63%

79%

83%

FY10

87%

46%

57%

73%

62%

78%

83%

FY09

86%

47%

57%

72%

64%

80%

85%

FY08

89%

54%

63%

78%

70%

85%

88%

FY07

91%

57%

66%

80%

71%

86%

90%

FY06

91%

59%

68%

82%

72%

86%

90%

Column Key:
(A)
This column consists only of cases where defendants were held to answer or were certified on guilty pleas.
Processing time is based on time from first appearance in limited jurisdiction court to final disposition.
(B)(D)
Based on the time from filing of the initial complaint to certified plea, bindover, or dismissal at or before
preliminary hearing.

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Stage of Case at Disposition Felony

Superior Courts
Data for Figure 35

Fiscal Year 201415


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Manner of Disposition

Total
Dispositions

Felony
convictions

Misdemeanor
convictions

Acquittals,
dismissals, and
transfers

221,860

139,927

43,018

38,915

STATEWIDE

Stage of Disposition

Note:

Before Trial

216,806

136,017

42,652

38,137

After Court Trial

276

198

34

44

After Jury Trial

4,778

3,712

332

734

Before Trial

98%

63%

20%

18%

After Court Trial

< 1%

72%

12%

16%

After Jury Trial

2%

78%

7%

15%

Does not include disposition of felony petitions, which are reported only by JBSIS courts and are only classified as a
disposition before hearing or after hearing.

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Stage of Case at Disposition Misdemeanors and Infractions

Superior Courts
Data for Figure 36

Fiscal Year 201415


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Nontraffic Misdemeanors
Before Trial

After Trial

Total
Filings

Total
Dispositions

Bail Forfeitures

Guilty Pleas

Other

By Court

By Jury

445,654

356,943

4,891

221,660

127,661

969

1,776

Dispositions Before Trial

354,212

1%

63%

36%

Dispositions After Trial

2,745

35%

65%

STATEWIDE

Traffic Misdemeanors
Before Trial

After Trial

Total
Filings

Total
Dispositions

Bail Forfeitures

Guilty Pleas

Other

By Court

By Jury

477,076

400,343

21,635

296,152

78,265

3,169

1,125

Dispositions Before Trial

396,052

5%

75%

20%

Dispositions After Trial

4,294

74%

26%

STATEWIDE

Nontraffic Infractions
Before Trial

After Trial

Total
Filings

Total
Dispositions

Bail Forfeitures

Guilty Pleas

Other

By Court

273,881

200,807

75,182

52,506

54,447

18,673

Dispositions Before Trial

182,135

41%

29%

30%

Dispositions After Trial

18,673

STATEWIDE

Traffic Infractions
After Trial

Before Trial
Total
Filings

Total
Dispositions

Bail Forfeitures

Guilty Pleas

Other

By Court

4,150,989

3,938,079

1,619,205

642,608

1,317,063

359,203

Dispositions Before Trial

3,578,876

45%

18%

37%

Dispositions After Trial

359,203

STATEWIDE

Notes:

Other Before Trial includes transfers, dismissals and dismissal after diversion.

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Family and Juvenile Filings, Dispositions, and Caseload Clearance Rate


Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

Superior Courts
Data for Figures 3744
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Family Law
Fiscal year

Delinquency

Dependency

Total

Marital

Petitions

Total

Original

Subsequent

Total

Original

Subsequent

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

(G)

(H)

(I)

Filings
FY15

380,160

138,121

242,039

40,726

28,229

12,497

44,679

38,759

5,920

FY14

384,088

138,965

245,123

45,830

30,699

15,131

45,432

39,101

6,331

FY13

392,799

140,246

252,553

52,732

34,803

17,929

43,327

37,629

5,698

FY12

418,696

150,602

268,094

62,937

41,530

21,407

40,562

34,501

6,061

FY11

433,087

154,549

278,538

73,249

47,982

25,267

41,309

35,677

5,632

FY10

455,834

154,534

301,300

90,331

62,800

27,531

37,084

31,063

6,021

FY09

458,138

153,205

304,933

98,568

67,921

30,647

39,538

33,170

6,368

FY08

439,420

151,505

287,915

106,114

73,972

32,142

41,513

35,372

6,141

FY07

460,437

154,649

305,788

103,723

71,123

32,600

45,291

38,658

6,633

FY06

455,901

157,719

298,182

101,876

70,643

31,233

43,248

37,384

5,864

Dispositions
FY15

340,777

135,812

204,965

38,376

27,500

10,876

32,190

30,605

1,585

FY14

344,990

137,691

207,299

41,955

28,154

13,801

30,491

28,824

1,667

FY13

359,567

139,934

219,633

48,356

30,541

17,815

30,021

28,609

1,412

FY12

377,726

138,739

238,987

55,338

35,594

19,744

30,714

28,892

1,822

FY11

387,004

150,932

236,072

63,933

40,299

23,634

33,028

30,900

2,128

FY10

384,848

144,628

240,220

80,156

54,142

26,014

29,849

27,866

1,983

FY09

389,785

161,129

228,656

88,845

60,029

28,816

32,655

30,318

2,337

FY08

340,238

127,654

212,584

93,578

64,153

29,425

33,611

31,825

1,786

FY07

376,279

130,170

246,109

87,604

58,871

28,733

37,420

35,599

1,821

FY06

364,680

124,239

240,441

79,336

53,170

26,166

34,422

32,635

1,787

98%

85%

94%

97%

87%

72%

79%

27%

Caseload clearance rate


FY15

90%

FY14

90%

99%

85%

92%

92%

91%

67%

74%

26%

FY13

92%

100%

87%

92%

88%

99%

69%

76%

25%

FY12

90%

92%

89%

88%

86%

92%

76%

84%

30%

FY11

89%

98%

85%

87%

84%

94%

80%

87%

38%

FY10

84%

94%

80%

89%

86%

94%

80%

90%

33%

FY09

85%

105%

75%

90%

88%

94%

83%

91%

37%

FY08

77%

84%

74%

88%

87%

92%

81%

90%

29%

FY07

82%

84%

80%

84%

83%

88%

83%

92%

27%

FY06

80%

79%

81%

78%

75%

84%

80%

87%

30%

Column Key:
Includes dissolution, legal separation, and nullity.
(B)
Includes Department of Child Support Services (DCSS), domestic violence prevention, and other miscellaneous family law petitions.
(C)

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Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, Habeas Corpus


Filings, Dispositions, and Caseload Clearance Rate

Superior Courts
Data for Figures 4552

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

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Probate

Total

Mental Health

Other

Total

Civil

Criminal

Habeas
Corpus
Criminal

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

(G)

(H)

Mental Health
Fiscal year

Appeals

Filings
FY15

44,456

29,718

22,588

7,130

5,064

1,389

3,675

7,898

FY14

44,298

27,813

21,584

6,229

4,489

1,196

3,293

7,410

FY13

41,533

25,475

19,642

5,833

5,224

1,656

3,568

8,411

FY12

40,921

24,364

18,638

5,726

5,559

1,759

3,800

10,376

FY11

40,988

22,121

17,177

4,944

5,731

1,888

3,843

10,184

FY10

42,214

16,866

12,623

4,243

5,013

1,296

3,717

8,915

FY09

43,879

16,620

12,859

3,761

5,096

1,398

3,698

8,757

FY08

45,713

17,230

13,364

3,866

4,500

1,225

3,275

8,313

FY07

48,277

17,941

14,115

3,826

4,245

1,246

2,999

8,324

FY06

49,898

16,274

13,763

2,511

4,052

1,322

2,730

6,558

Dispositions
FY15

27,701

24,557

18,989

5,568

4,777

1,345

3,432

7,420

FY14

30,183

23,648

18,497

5,151

5,301

1,534

3,767

6,764

FY13

28,573

21,503

16,785

4,718

5,795

1,904

3,891

7,695

FY12

30,369

20,518

15,788

4,730

5,834

1,802

4,032

9,790

FY11

32,292

18,530

14,653

3,877

5,224

1,571

3,653

9,442

FY10

33,330

14,405

11,174

3,231

4,649

1,306

3,343

7,403

FY09

34,116

14,957

11,847

3,110

4,510

1,499

3,011

7,412

FY08

35,276

16,305

13,345

2,960

4,713

1,529

3,184

7,495

FY07

39,029

16,436

13,548

2,888

4,504

1,711

2,793

6,953

FY06

36,295

15,084

13,544

1,540

4,076

1,394

2,682

5,315

Caseload clearance
FY15

62%

83%

84%

78%

94%

97%

93%

94%

FY14

68%

85%

86%

83%

118%

128%

114%

91%

FY13

69%

84%

85%

81%

111%

115%

109%

91%

FY12

74%

84%

85%

83%

105%

102%

106%

94%

FY11

79%

84%

85%

78%

91%

83%

95%

93%

FY10

79%

85%

89%

76%

93%

101%

90%

83%

FY09

78%

90%

92%

83%

89%

107%

81%

85%

FY08

77%

95%

100%

77%

105%

125%

97%

90%

FY07

81%

92%

96%

75%

106%

137%

93%

84%

FY06

73%

93%

98%

61%

101%

105%

98%

81%

Column Key:
Includes most types of mental health cases including but not limited to Postcertification Treatment (W&I 5300), LPS
(C)
Conservatorship (W&I 5350), Narcotics Addict (W&I 3050/3051), Commitments (PC 2966), Mental Competency (PC 1368),
Sexually Violent Predator (W&I 6600), Juvenile (W&I 1800), Mentally Retarded and Dangerous (W&I 6500), and Welf. &
Inst. Code, 4500.
(D)

Includes other mental health cases not included in (C) for JBSIS courts, and noncriminal habeas corpus reported by nonJBSIS courts.

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Caseflow Management Data


Trials By Type of Proceeding

Superior Courts
Data for Figures 5365

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415


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Jury Trials
Total

Felony

Misdemeanors

PI/PD/WD
Civil Unlimited

Other
Civil Unlimited

Civil
Limited

Probate and
Mental Health

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

(G)

FY15

9,450

4,778

2,901

712

523

491

45

FY14

9,950

5,543

2,753

738

488

242

186

FY13

9,478

4,923

2,883

747

533

333

59

FY12

10,038

5,296

3,001

730

473

510

28

FY11

10,129

5,691

2,958

684

533

228

35

FY10

11,053

6,022

3,404

758

642

190

37

FY09

12,532

6,705

3,904

714

758

406

45

FY08

11,138

5,882

3,563

608

566

488

31

FY07

11,520

5,906

3,890

772

557

357

38

FY06

10,526

5,641

2,505

881

633

838

28

Total

Felony

Misdemeanor
and Infractions

PI/PD/WD
Civil Unlimited

Other
Civil Unlimited

Civil
Limited

Probate and
Mental Health

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

(G)

FY15

479,719

276

382,014

763

33,989

31,689

30,988

FY14

474,719

606

377,309

831

31,699

31,651

32,623

FY13

472,035

600

362,435

938

33,245

44,491

30,326

FY12

535,288

677

421,903

1,354

33,789

47,340

30,225

FY11

528,656

592

415,601

2,185

34,570

45,089

30,619

FY10

479,329

725

378,169

1,954

23,445

47,643

27,393

FY09

443,442

711

343,731

1,078

19,147

50,036

28,739

FY08

520,779

1,088

434,677

913

14,283

41,374

28,444

FY07

503,909

567

411,878

1,092

13,812

45,125

31,435

FY06

476,967

678

381,089

873

13,365

50,487

30,475

Court Trials

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Trial Court Workload and Resources


Judicial Positions and Use of Judicial Assistance

Superior Courts
Data for Figures 6668

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415


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Judicial positions

Total

Judges

Total

Commissioners

Referees

Judicial
position
equivalents

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

(F)

(G)

FY15

2,013

1,715

298

288

10

2,014

2,171

FY14

2,024

1,706

318

291

27

2,002

2,171

FY13

2,024

1,695

329

302

27

2,058

2,286

FY12

2,024

1,682

342

315

27

2,088

2,286

FY11

2,022

1,662

360

333

27

2,121

2,352

FY10

2,022

1,646

376

349

27

2,118

2,352

FY09

2,022

1,630

392

365

27

2,150

2,352

FY08

2,022

1,614

408

381

27

2,175

2,348

FY07

1,972

1,548

424

397

27

2,187

2,332

FY06

1,922

1,498

424

397

27

2,123

2,326

Subordinate judicial officers


Fiscal year

Assessed
Judicial Need
(AJN)

Column Key:
(A)
B + C.
(B)
The 50 new judgeships authorized but not funded by Assembly Bill 159, effective January 2008, are included in column B .
(C)
(F)

D + E . Total may not match exactly due to rounding caused by part-time commissioner and referee positions.
Reflects authorized judicial positions adjusted for vacancies, assistance rendered by the court to other courts, and assistance received by
the court from assigned judges, temporary judges, commissioners, and referees. With the 50 new judgeships authorized by Assembly Bill
159 positions unfilled, pending funding approval by the Legislature, they are considered vacant and are excluded in column (F ) in the same
way as other judicial vacancies.

(G)

Represents the estimated number of judicial officers needed to handle the workload in the trial courts based on the Judicial Needs
Assessment Project. The Judicial Needs Assessment Project was approved by the Judicial Council in 2001 as the methodology for
evaluating judicial workload and the need for new judgeships. In 2004, the Judicial Council approved a minor change in the assessment
methodology that uses a 3-year average filings data instead of using a single year. The AJN numbers are updated on a 2-year cycle in evennumbered years, and the values for FY 2014-15 represent the 2014 update that was presented to the Judicial Council at the December
2014 meeting.

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Assistance Received and Rendered by Type of Court

Superior Courts

Fiscal Years 200506 through 201415

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Days rendered by judge source


Fiscal year

Days received by all courts


FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06
Days received by Courts of Appeal
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06
Days received by trial courts
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
FY09
FY08
FY07
FY06

Total
(A)

Retired
judges
(B)

Court of Appeal
justices
(C)

Trial court
judges
(D)

33,262
33,715
34,580
34,714
36,883
40,977
41,948
35,729
34,045
31,896

31,785
32,428
33,794
34,002
36,203
39,987
40,100
35,554
33,691
31,364

285
0
0
0
0
1
13
17
0
0

1,192
1,287
786
712
680
989
1,835
158
354
532

2,101
1,426
673
607
630
1,350
1,058
545
413
465

624
142
166
75
112
500
105
528
73
0

285
0
0
0
0
1
0
17
0
0

1,192
1,284
507
532
518
849
953
0
340
465

31,161
32,289
33,907
34,107
36,253
39,627
40,890
35,184
33,632
31,431

31,161
32,286
33,628
33,927
36,091
39,487
39,995
35,026
33,618
31,364

0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0

0
3
279
180
162
140
882
158
14
67

Column Key:
Components may not add to total due to rounding. Includes only assistance rendered by judges through assignments. Does not include
(A)
assistance rendered by commissioners, referees, and temporary judges.

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APPENDIX G County Tables


Caseloads and Judicial Positions, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

County
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

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Table 1

Authorized
Judicial
positions
as of
06/30/15
(A)

Judicial
position
equivalents
201415
(B)

Total
(C)

Per judicial
position
(D)

2,013.1

2,013.8

6,832,710

3,394

85.0

83.9

282,974

3,329

2.3
2.3
13.0
2.3
2.3
46.0
2.8
9.0
49.0
2.3
8.0
11.3
2.3
43.0
8.6
4.7
2.3
585.3
9.3
12.7
2.3
8.4
12.0
2.3
2.3
21.2
8.0
7.6
144.0
14.5
2.3
76.0
72.5
2.3
86.0
154.0
55.9
33.5
15.0
33.0
24.0
89.0
13.5
12.0

2.3
2.8
14.0
3.0
2.4
48.3
3.3
10.9
50.4
2.4
8.7
11.7
2.8
44.1
9.4
5.8
2.9
572.9
9.4
11.8
2.4
8.7
12.8
2.3
2.5
21.9
8.5
8.1
147.4
16.3
2.4
86.4
78.7
2.6
89.7
151.9
59.0
35.6
15.9
33.3
26.1
92.0
14.2
13.4

(i) 1,674
8,248
34,551
6,506
9,697
151,654
8,799
22,463
154,665
10,113
26,747
68,803
10,211
198,248
35,225
11,118
8,009
1,891,060
24,512
42,853
3,560
19,503
49,590
2,239
8,352
68,203
21,672
24,320
486,341
45,299
3,642
399,948
277,688
7,928
362,590
534,398
225,633
114,586
51,332
154,739
95,844
216,390
48,844
43,469

(i) 728
3,586
2,658
2,829
4,216
3,297
3,143
2,496
3,156
4,397
3,343
6,089
4,440
4,610
4,096
2,366
3,482
3,231
2,636
3,374
1,548
2,322
4,133
973
3,631
3,217
2,709
3,200
3,377
3,124
1,583
5,262
3,830
3,447
4,216
3,470
4,036
3,420
3,422
4,689
3,994
2,431
3,618
3,622

Filings

82

Dispositions

Rank
(E)

Total
(F)

Per judicial
position
equivalent
(G)

6,342,662

3,150

30

276,448

3,295

21
45
42
10
31
38
48
37
8
29
1
7
5
12
50
22
33
46
28
54
51
11
56
18
35
44
36
27
39
53
2
15
24
9
23
13
26
25
3
14
49
20
19

(i) 1,483
6,039
32,810
5,234
6,779
(i) 138,748
12,073
23,897
133,206
10,227
25,671
69,694
9,808
174,372
(i) 9,167
11,104
6,949
2,020,688
24,650
41,753
2,986
18,089
(i) 32,346
2,133
7,541
64,741
22,832
18,188
(i) 91,689
(i) 16,438
3,169
406,160
223,724
7,575
374,359
596,297
177,339
108,946
47,926
157,004
87,975
208,394
42,625
38,290

(i) 643
2,188
2,341
1,732
2,867
(i) 2,870
3,623
2,193
2,645
4,210
2,942
5,972
3,508
3,950
(i) 972
1,925
2,392
3,527
2,610
3,549
1,221
2,084
(i) 2,528
915
3,074
2,961
2,677
2,239
(i) 622
(i) 1,011
1,316
4,702
2,844
2,952
4,174
3,924
3,004
3,063
3,018
4,720
3,366
2,266
3,009
2,858

Rank
(H)

15
42
37
47
27
9
41
32
5
24
1
13
7
46
36
12
33
11
49
44
51
17
22
31
40

48
3
29
23
6
8
21
18
19
2
14
39
20
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Caseloads and Judicial Positions, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

County
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Table 1

Authorized
Judicial
positions
as of
06/30/15
(A)

Judicial
position
equivalents
201415
(B)

Total
(C)

Per judicial
position
(D)

2,013.1

2,013.8

6,832,710

3,394

2.3
5.0
23.0
23.0
24.0
5.3
4.3
2.3
23.0
4.8
33.0
12.4
5.3

2.4
5.3
24.7
24.9
24.6
5.7
4.6
2.5
25.1
4.9
35.5
13.0
5.3

835
16,241
59,808
74,003
66,832
19,530
19,666
2,878
84,063
10,762
152,495
35,845
15,512

363
3,248
2,600
3,218
2,785
3,685
4,542
1,251
3,655
2,266
4,621
2,891
2,910

Filings

Dispositions

Rank
(E)

57
32
47
34
43
16
6
55
17
52
4
41
40

Total
(F)

Per judicial
position
equivalent
(G)

6,342,662

3,150

705
15,575
53,167
89,544
60,710
18,283
10,643
2,707
73,876
10,145
162,977
31,983
14,781

295
2,928
2,155
3,598
2,469
3,229
2,296
1,082
2,940
2,074
4,592
2,464
2,773

Rank
(H)

52
26
43
10
34
16
38
50
25
45
4
35
30

Column Key:
Judicial positions include court commissioners and referees in addition to the number of judges authorized for the court. The 50
(A)
new judgeships authorized by Assembly Bill 159, effective January 2008, are still unfunded and are included in the statewide
total but not shown in individual courts like in previous versions of the Court Statistics Report.
(B)
(D)
(G)
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Reflects authorized judicial positions adjusted for vacancies, assistance rendered by the court to other courts, and assistance
received by the court from assigned judges, temporary judges, commissioners, and referees.
C/A
F/B

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category. Ranks not computed for courts with
missing or incomplete data.

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Court Trials, by County and Type of Proceeding

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

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Table 2
PI/PD/WD

Other

Unlimited
Civil
(D)

Unlimited
Civil
(E)

Limited
Civil
(F)

and
Mental Health
(G)

Probate

Total
(A)

Felony
(B)

Misdemeanor
and Infractions
(C)

479,719

276

382,014

763

33,989

31,689

30,988

11,408
(i) 85
1,013
1,620
637
148
31,682
2,002
1,229
3,392
907
1,703
9,208
1,253
6,564
(i) 214
2,853
98
93,434
2,651
2,968
163
1,213
(i) 528
233
372
2,462
3,768
760
4,619
(i) 301
160
46,650
12,222
231
26,079
57,630
37,122
5,864
1,297
12,743
2,814
26,994
1,685
1,460

3
(i)
7
5
0
1
5
0
3
10
2
1
0
0
7
(i)
2
1
35
2
1
0
10
(i)
0
9
14
3
2
6
4
0
10
0
0
7
28
0
0
7
14
5
7
2
8

7,666
(i) 80
927
634
434
138
30,067
1,779
964
924
820
833
8,878
1,151
4,506
(i) 212
2,441
80
55,633
2,231
2,650
153
1,080
(i) 367
213
354
1,627
3,387
605
(i)
(i) 41
106
41,719
7,415
144
22,345
50,438
33,853
3,693
944
12,535
2,381
22,965
1,214
1,056

15
(i)
2
4
3
0
6
7
0
33
1
1
3
1
1
0
0
0
169
1
5
2
1
(i) 2
0
0
17
3
1
28
3
1
30
132
0
15
78
16
20
2
5
4
6
2
1

2,702
(i) 5
33
305
119
0
591
45
164
134
2
287
174
44
9
0
118
1
12,124
162
186
2
51
(i) 38
15
7
340
161
102
2,312
107
22
2,159
1,761
37
261
4,118
161
670
177
29
98
1,424
294
148

385
(i)
16
189
54
2
915
94
84
1,244
46
184
144
54
700
0
107
6
10,782
149
24
5
49
(i) 98
4
1
163
87
36
2,273
139
13
2,287
2,210
36
2,677
1,246
95
1,272
133
106
199
786
120
182

637
(i)
28
483
27
7
98
77
14
1,047
36
397
9
3
1,341
2
185
10
14,691
106
102
1
22
(i) 23
1
1
301
127
14
0
7
18
445
704
14
774
1,722
2,997
209
34
54
127
1,806
53
65

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Court Trials, by County and Type of Proceeding

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Table 2
PI/PD/WD

Other

Unlimited
Civil
(D)

Unlimited
Civil
(E)

Limited
Civil
(F)

and
Mental Health
(G)

Probate

Total
(A)

Felony
(B)

Misdemeanor
and Infractions
(C)

479,719

276

382,014

763

33,989

31,689

30,988

49
752
2,443
17,363
7,775
1,845
508
130
10,312
1,498
12,254
1,573
778

0
1
3
9
3
0
0
5
6
0
6
0
22

49
657
1,718
16,340
7,525
1,436
442
38
9,069
1,296
9,794
1,431
536

0
1
1
5
0
10
3
0
16
0
106
0
0

0
38
206
448
7
229
19
60
192
104
840
58
89

0
52
452
106
218
117
39
15
432
56
632
45
129

0
3
63
455
22
53
5
12
597
42
876
39
2

Column Key:
(B)
Includes trials for defendants whose felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors before the start of trial.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 3

COUNTY

Total
(A)

Felony
(B)

Misdemeanor
(C)

PI/PD/WD
Unlimited
Civil
(D)

STATEWIDE

9,450

4,778

2,901

712

523

491

45

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

159
(i)
13
66
6
4
311
12
65
126
14
49
35
10
318
(i) 5
30
8
3,061
38
62
8
24
(i) 40
4
4
75
52
14
544
89
5
500
296
6
583
662
370
130
42
86
55
227
50
108

56
(i)
5
48
4
0
121
8
26
57
10
33
15
8
232
(i) 2
19
5
1,663
27
13
1
9
(i) 9
1
2
50
8
1
368
25
2
326
261
4
233
161
95
61
19
52
26
122
16
72

60
(i)
0
12
1
3
178
2
31
46
3
12
15
2
79
(i) 3
9
3
666
10
21
7
13
(i) 9
3
0
19
38
9
(i)
36
3
128
6
2
272
330
155
37
15
28
18
78
26
29

24
(i)
2
5
0
0
6
0
5
12
0
2
5
0
1
0
1
0
261
1
9
0
1
(i)
0
0
3
1
0
87
13
0
22
14
0
41
57
41
17
2
1
6
9
6
2

11
(i)
6
1
1
1
4
2
1
7
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
145
0
16
0
1
(i)
0
2
2
3
4
75
14
0
15
11
0
18
78
41
9
4
2
3
13
2
5

8
(i)
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
4
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
326
0
3
0
0
(i)
0
0
1
2
0
14
1
0
8
4
0
10
36
38
4
2
3
2
1
0
0

0
(i)
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
(i) 22
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
9
0
0
2
0
0
0
4
0
0

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Other
Unlimited
Civil
(E)

Limited
Civil
(F)

Probate
and
Mental Health
(G)

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 3

COUNTY

Total
(A)

Felony
(B)

Misdemeanor
(C)

PI/PD/WD
Unlimited
Civil
(D)

STATEWIDE

9,450

4,778

2,901

712

523

491

45

1
17
135
82
134
23
7
6
120
62
317
165
15

0
10
78
25
68
19
6
3
63
31
106
81
12

1
4
49
37
54
0
0
2
51
28
177
80
1

0
2
3
10
6
1
1
0
1
3
24
2
2

0
1
4
7
3
3
0
0
1
0
4
0
0

0
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
3
0
6
2
0

0
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0

Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Other
Unlimited
Civil
(E)

Limited
Civil
(F)

Probate
and
Mental Health
(G)

Column Key:
(B)
Includes trials for defendants whose felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors before the start of trial.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Total Civil Filings, by County and Case Type

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 4a

Unlimited Civil
Total
Civil
(A)

Total
Unlimited
Civil
(B)

Motor
Vehicle
PI/PD/WD
(C)

STATEWIDE

718,321

192,761

32,808

21,207

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

24,385
(i) 153
529
3,453
593
180
15,143
343
2,472
16,719
371
2,123
2,260
231
12,967
1,988
1,276
420
232,649
2,268
3,491
185
1,490
3,631
128
173
5,261
1,748
1,209
56,424
4,957
232
42,738
53,818
1,162
48,143
53,422
15,577
12,553
3,162
7,438
5,841
20,293
3,259
2,923

8,721
(i) 89
194
1,019
219
51
4,372
62
834
4,210
35
736
582
96
1,856
331
402
110
65,462
538
1,426
29
570
826
50
81
1,425
640
411
16,295
1,808
73
9,992
7,717
177
9,339
17,016
6,497
2,811
979
1,775
1,638
6,760
1,026
843

1,234
(i)
17
146
13
8
613
4
105
811
7
31
68
3
538
58
22
1
12,396
97
203
6
47
139
2
3
182
78
42
2,766
335
4
1,433
1,719
31
1,456
2,527
836
546
168
359
284
1,110
107
107

851
(i) 5
18
87
18
4
358
4
72
410
4
32
53
3
337
36
27
8
8,074
61
138
6
40
82
2
10
156
60
43
1,818
170
11
1,012
804
16
958
1,786
863
267
110
111
193
570
86
89

COUNTY

Judicial Council of California

Other Civil
Other Complaints
PI/PD/WD & Petitions
(D)
(E)

88

Small
Claims
Appeals
(F)

Limited
Civil
(G)

Small
Claims
(H)

133,638

5,108

375,178

150,382

6,445
(i) 84
155
770
184
38
3,240
45
632
2,908
24
664
446
87
946
236
350
101
43,059
379
1,033
17
475
598
46
61
1,065
486
312
11,380
1,245
52
7,308
5,035
127
6,679
12,086
4,635
1,951
666
1,235
1,119
4,913
791
629

191
(i)
4
16
4
1
161
9
25
81
0
9
15
3
35
1
3
0
1,933
1
52
0
8
7
0
7
22
16
14
331
58
6
239
159
3
246
617
163
47
35
70
42
167
42
18

10,830
(i) 60
240
1,992
269
109
8,021
215
1,180
9,923
294
990
1,213
91
8,604
1,457
683
208
113,946
1,473
1,245
132
678
2,058
44
50
2,961
707
509
26,298
2,187
111
23,038
41,143
499
25,527
24,619
6,246
7,386
1,478
3,983
2,804
9,382
1,478
1,590

4,834
(i) 4
95
442
105
20
2,750
66
458
2,586
42
397
465
44
2,507
200
191
102
53,241
257
820
24
242
747
34
42
875
401
289
13,831
962
48
9,708
4,958
486
13,277
11,787
2,834
2,356
705
1,680
1,399
4,151
755
490

2016 Court Statistics Report

Total Civil Filings, by County and Case Type

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 4a

Unlimited Civil

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Total
Civil
(A)

Total
Unlimited
Civil
(B)

Motor
Vehicle
PI/PD/WD
(C)

Other Civil
Other Complaints
PI/PD/WD & Petitions
(D)
(E)

718,321

192,761

32,808

21,207

38
704
7,381
6,403
7,701
1,449
1,327
244
7,054
927
11,954
2,193
1,165

26
197
1,816
2,121
1,579
475
284
118
1,388
290
3,385
656
303

1
7
287
309
291
96
26
4
263
26
669
119
48

0
21
157
236
171
31
19
1
148
29
456
51
24

Small
Claims
Appeals
(F)

Limited
Civil
(G)

Small
Claims
(H)

133,638

5,108

375,178

150,382

25
167
1,318
1,535
1,086
341
238
112
951
235
2,178
485
230

0
2
54
41
31
7
1
1
26
0
82
1
1

11
433
4,425
3,086
4,903
747
565
87
4,698
348
6,026
1,166
732

1
74
1,140
1,196
1,219
227
478
39
968
289
2,543
371
130

Column Key:
(B)
Civil Unlimited includes columns (C)(F.)
Prior to the 2004 Court Statistics Report, this case type included miscellaneous family law petitions that are now reported in
(E)
Table 11a.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

89

2016 Court Statistics Report

Total Civil Dispositions, by County and Case Type

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 4b

Unlimited Civil
Total
Civil
(A)

Total
Unlimited
Civil
(B)

Motor
Vehicle
PI/PD/WD
(C)

STATEWIDE

747,353

179,509

28,622

18,730

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

23,780
(i) 89
374
3,753
548
150
17,522
879
2,169
13,899
385
2,049
2,634
189
11,485
859
1,203
452
245,739
2,926
3,789
147
1,649
(i) 2,976
111
181
5,202
1,821
1,106
61,763
4,803
213
47,373
52,206
1,146
50,068
61,012
13,968
12,404
2,938
7,727
4,947
19,087
3,491
3,605

8,263
(i) 83
144
998
210
40
4,218
136
787
3,852
31
588
574
78
1,302
60
296
109
64,712
493
1,505
31
570
(i) 507
44
87
1,291
629
382
16,994
1,709
58
9,453
6,032
141
7,562
14,379
5,362
2,536
790
1,988
1,358
5,658
992
1,395

1,279
(i)
25
153
14
8
751
10
113
840
9
37
67
8
431
8
20
4
9,860
73
209
8
55
(i) 122
1
2
183
67
57
2,576
322
4
1,220
1,535
25
1,358
1,779
840
470
108
517
250
969
108
100

839
(i) 5
15
99
13
2
389
7
68
417
7
36
55
4
238
33
27
7
6,652
39
155
2
51
(i) 53
2
6
124
57
21
1,916
202
7
887
636
14
941
1,350
706
266
94
208
168
520
67
59

COUNTY

Judicial Council of California

Other Civil
Other Complaints
PI/PD/WD & Petitions
(D)
(E)

90

Small
Claims
Appeals
(F)

Limited
Civil
(G)

Small
Claims
(H)

128,588

3,569

409,944

157,900

6,127
(i) 78
103
735
179
30
2,997
109
585
2,544
15
514
438
64
623
19
247
98
46,760
380
1,094
21
461
(i) 329
41
74
964
491
275
12,157
1,135
47
7,204
3,734
101
5,031
10,872
3,767
1,775
559
1,263
909
4,102
782
1,219

18
(i)
1
11
4
0
81
10
21
51
0
1
14
2
10
0
2
0
1,440
1
47
0
3
(i) 3
0
5
20
14
29
345
50
0
142
127
1
232
378
49
25
29
0
31
67
35
17

10,695
(i) 4
146
2,324
247
93
10,267
599
949
7,488
321
1,061
1,603
80
8,056
588
704
206
123,696
2,180
1,440
94
839
(i) 1,823
38
40
3,097
844
474
31,148
2,192
111
26,295
40,975
503
29,150
33,607
6,249
8,178
1,464
4,387
2,471
9,626
1,678
1,720

4,822
(i) 2
84
431
91
17
3,037
144
433
2,559
33
400
457
31
2,127
211
203
137
57,331
253
844
22
240
(i) 646
29
54
814
348
250
13,621
902
44
11,625
5,199
502
13,356
13,026
2,357
1,690
684
1,352
1,118
3,803
821
490

2016 Court Statistics Report

Total Civil Dispositions, by County and Case Type

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 4b

Unlimited Civil

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Total
Civil
(A)

Total
Unlimited
Civil
(B)

Motor
Vehicle
PI/PD/WD
(C)

Other Civil
Other Complaints
PI/PD/WD & Petitions
(D)
(E)

747,353

179,509

28,622

18,730

37
493
8,583
6,983
8,231
1,551
1,102
205
8,772
838
12,068
2,465
1,208

16
160
1,335
2,172
1,611
525
124
97
910
261
3,097
468
306

0
11
264
335
327
110
17
5
208
27
582
88
53

0
17
132
254
207
34
12
2
120
29
399
37
23

Small
Claims
Appeals
(F)

Limited
Civil
(G)

Small
Claims
(H)

128,588

3,569

409,944

157,900

16
131
836
1,554
1,048
373
95
90
582
204
2,036
342
229

0
1
103
29
29
8
0
0
0
1
80
1
1

12
260
5,973
3,563
5,420
829
469
73
4,762
326
6,578
1,148
781

9
73
1,275
1,248
1,200
197
509
35
3,100
251
2,393
849
121

Column Key:
Civil Unlimited includes columns (C)(F.)
(B)
(E)
Prior to the 2004 Court Statistics Report , this case type included miscellaneous family law petitions that are now reported
in Table 11b.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

91

2016 Court Statistics Report

Total CivilMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 5a
Before Trial

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

STATEWIDE

718,321

747,353

38,734

546,481

1,726

157,014

3,398

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

24,385
(i) 153
529
3,453
593
180
15,143
343
2,472
16,719
371
2,123
2,260
231
12,967
1,988
1,276
420
232,649
2,268
3,491
185
1,490
3,631
128
173
5,261
1,748
1,209
56,424
4,957
232
42,738
53,818
1,162
48,143
53,422
15,577
12,553
3,162
7,438
5,841
20,293
3,259
2,923

23,780
(i) 89
374
3,753
548
150
17,522
879
2,169
13,899
385
2,049
2,634
189
11,485
859
1,203
452
245,739
2,926
3,789
147
1,649
(i) 2,976
111
181
5,202
1,821
1,106
61,763
4,803
213
47,373
52,206
1,146
50,068
61,012
13,968
12,404
2,938
7,727
4,947
19,087
3,491
3,605

0
0
3
0
13
0
483
61
25
6
0
104
56
0
1,041
4
48
0
13,923
66
13
0
112
90
9
10
171
37
100
5,002
58
11
4,220
1,577
1
3,896
3,762
180
652
105
0
90
283
98
2

17,946
82
227
2,994
280
140
13,538
563
1,580
10,375
308
1,121
1,916
60
8,616
690
836
383
177,691
2,379
3,004
121
1,251
2,218
68
121
4,029
1,301
709
43,551
3,874
146
29,676
44,335
934
33,639
44,215
11,363
8,518
1,907
6,676
3,756
14,422
2,424
2,925

43
0
8
6
1
1
12
2
7
23
1
3
5
0
7
0
2
0
732
1
28
0
2
0
0
2
6
6
4
176
28
0
45
29
0
69
171
120
30
8
6
11
23
8
7

5,773
7
135
742
252
9
3,410
243
538
3,444
76
820
644
129
1,811
165
317
69
51,953
480
697
26
281
665
34
43
980
465
264
12,731
793
56
13,328
6,138
210
12,254
12,486
2,256
3,179
893
1,045
1,060
4,309
930
654

18
0
1
11
2
0
79
10
19
51
0
1
13
0
10
0
0
0
1,440
0
47
0
3
3
0
5
16
12
29
303
50
0
104
127
1
210
378
49
25
25
0
30
50
31
17

COUNTY

Judicial Council of California

92

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

Trial de
Novo
(G)

2016 Court Statistics Report

Total CivilMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 5a
Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

718,321

747,353

38,734

546,481

1,726

157,014

3,398

38
704
7,381
6,403
7,701
1,449
1,327
244
7,054
927
11,954
2,193
1,165

37
493
8,583
6,983
8,231
1,551
1,102
205
8,772
838
12,068
2,465
1,208

17
1
0
400
849
34
1
8
176
0
347
589
0

20
354
7,204
5,371
6,135
970
787
101
7,344
527
8,358
1,533
869

0
3
7
17
12
4
1
1
5
3
34
4
2

0
135
1,275
1,179
1,207
535
313
95
1,247
307
3,252
339
336

0
0
97
16
28
8
0
0
0
1
77
0
1

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

Trial de
Novo
(G)

Column Key:
(C)(G)
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit complete
data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(D)
Includes transfers, dismissals, and judgments.
(G)
Data apply only to small claims appeals.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

93

2016 Court Statistics Report

Unlimited CivilMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 5b
Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

Judicial Council of California

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

192,761

179,509

13,064

127,060

1,235

34,752

3,398

8,721
(i) 89
194
1,019
219
51
4,372
62
834
4,210
35
736
582
96
1,856
331
402
110
65,462
538
1,426
29
570
826
50
81
1,425
640
411
16,295
1,808
73
9,992
7,717
177
9,339
17,016
6,497
2,811
979
1,775
1,638
6,760
1,026
843

8,263
(i) 83
144
998
210
40
4,218
136
787
3,852
31
588
574
78
1,302
60
296
109
64,712
493
1,505
31
570
(i) 507
44
87
1,291
629
382
16,994
1,709
58
9,453
6,032
141
7,562
14,379
5,362
2,536
790
1,988
1,358
5,658
992
1,395

0
0
3
0
0
0
179
5
2
2
0
43
9
0
8
4
19
0
7,567
7
4
0
39
24
8
2
10
25
32
650
7
8
1,250
155
0
701
1,077
75
229
49
0
35
123
4
1

5,493
78
97
672
85
39
3,353
67
596
3,613
28
253
370
33
1,272
56
157
108
43,006
322
1,238
27
474
440
21
71
903
424
214
13,539
1,515
27
5,873
3,832
103
6,316
8,593
4,979
1,566
531
1,951
1,182
4,033
653
1,221

35
0
8
6
1
1
10
2
6
19
0
3
5
0
2
0
2
0
406
1
25
0
2
0
0
2
5
4
4
162
27
0
37
25
0
59
135
82
26
6
3
9
22
8
7

2,717
5
35
309
122
0
597
52
164
167
3
288
177
45
10
0
118
1
12,293
163
191
4
52
40
15
7
357
164
103
2,340
110
23
2,189
1,893
37
276
4,196
177
690
179
34
102
1,430
296
149

18
0
1
11
2
0
79
10
19
51
0
1
13
0
10
0
0
0
1,440
0
47
0
3
3
0
5
16
12
29
303
50
0
104
127
1
210
378
49
25
25
0
30
50
31
17

94

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

Trial de
Novo
(G)

2016 Court Statistics Report

Unlimited CivilMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 5b
Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

192,761

179,509

13,064

127,060

1,235

34,752

3,398

26
197
1,816
2,121
1,579
475
284
118
1,388
290
3,385
656
303

16
160
1,335
2,172
1,611
525
124
97
910
261
3,097
468
306

7
1
0
133
502
7
0
4
3
0
51
0
0

9
117
1,024
1,553
1,065
267
101
33
697
153
1,995
408
214

0
3
7
17
9
4
1
0
2
3
28
2
2

0
39
207
453
7
239
22
60
208
104
946
58
89

0
0
97
16
28
8
0
0
0
1
77
0
1

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

Trial de
Novo
(G)

Column Key:
(C)(G)
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(D)
Includes transfers, dismissals, and judgments.
(G)
Data apply only to small claims appeals.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

95

2016 Court Statistics Report

Unlimited Civil: Motor Vehicle Personal Injury, Property Damage,


and Wrongful DeathMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts
Table 5c

Fiscal Year 201415


Before Trial

After Trial

COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

STATEWIDE

32,808

28,622

648

27,299

365

310

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

1,234
(i)
17
146
13
8
613
4
105
811
7
31
68
3
538
58
22
1
12,396
97
203
6
47
139
2
3
182
78
42
2,766
335
4
1,433
1,719
31
1,456
2,527
836
546
168
359
284
1,110
107
107

1,279
(i)
25
153
14
8
751
10
113
840
9
37
67
8
431
8
20
4
9,860
73
209
8
55
(i) 122
1
2
183
67
57
2,576
322
4
1,220
1,535
25
1,358
1,779
840
470
108
517
250
969
108
100

0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
1
2
2
0
416
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
19
0
0
23
31
0
46
21
11
5
0
0
10
0
0
0

1,261
0
23
148
14
8
739
6
110
810
9
36
63
7
429
6
18
4
9,262
73
201
7
53
121
1
2
174
67
55
2,502
313
3
1,181
1,414
25
1,284
1,712
816
447
108
514
236
963
105
99

14
0
2
4
0
0
5
0
3
8
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
141
0
6
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
46
8
0
11
10
0
23
26
12
7
0
0
3
5
3
1

4
0
0
1
0
0
2
4
0
22
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
41
0
2
1
1
1
0
0
8
0
1
9
1
1
5
80
0
5
20
1
11
0
3
1
1
0
0

Judicial Council of California

96

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

2016 Court Statistics Report

Unlimited Civil: Motor Vehicle Personal Injury, Property Damage,


and Wrongful DeathMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts
Table 5c

Fiscal Year 201415


Before Trial

After Trial

COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

STATEWIDE

32,808

28,622

648

27,299

365

310

1
7
287
309
291
96
26
4
263
26
669
119
48

0
11
264
335
327
110
17
5
208
27
582
88
53

0
0
0
6
38
2
0
0
0
0
6
0
0

0
10
264
320
287
103
14
5
201
25
503
86
52

0
0
0
6
2
0
0
0
1
2
10
2
1

0
1
0
3
0
5
3
0
6
0
63
0
0

Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

Column Key:
(C)(F)
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit complete
data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(D)
Includes transfers, dismissals, and judgments.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

97

2016 Court Statistics Report

Unlimited Civil: Other Personal Injury, Property Damage,


and Wrongful DeathMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts
Table 5d

Fiscal Year 201415


Before Trial

After Trial

COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

STATEWIDE

21,207

18,730

621

17,309

347

453

851
(i) 5
18
87
18
4
358
4
72
410
4
32
53
3
337
36
27
8
8,074
61
138
6
40
82
2
10
156
60
43
1,818
170
11
1,012
804
16
958
1,786
863
267
110
111
193
570
86
89

839
(i) 5
15
99
13
2
389
7
68
417
7
36
55
4
238
33
27
7
6,652
39
155
2
51
(i) 53
2
6
124
57
21
1,916
202
7
887
636
14
941
1,350
706
266
94
208
168
520
67
59

0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
1
0
0
1
3
0
1
0
1
0
369
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
11
0
0
23
39
0
50
20
14
8
5
0
8
0
0
0

818
5
13
95
10
2
379
4
65
402
6
32
46
4
236
33
25
7
6,035
37
149
1
51
52
2
6
111
53
19
1,845
195
7
828
541
14
863
1,241
648
239
85
205
154
511
62
57

10
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
2
4
0
2
4
0
1
0
1
0
120
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
41
5
0
11
4
0
18
31
29
10
2
1
3
4
3
1

11
0
2
3
3
0
4
3
0
11
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
128
1
3
1
0
1
0
0
9
3
0
19
2
0
25
52
0
10
58
15
9
2
2
3
5
2
1

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

Judicial Council of California

98

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

2016 Court Statistics Report

Unlimited Civil: Other Personal Injury, Property Damage,


and Wrongful DeathMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts
Table 5d

Fiscal Year 201415


Before Trial

After Trial

COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

STATEWIDE

21,207

18,730

621

17,309

347

453

0
21
157
236
171
31
19
1
148
29
456
51
24

0
17
132
254
207
34
12
2
120
29
399
37
23

0
0
0
9
43
2
0
0
0
0
4
0
0

0
15
128
239
160
26
11
2
110
28
338
37
22

0
2
3
4
4
1
1
0
0
1
14
0
1

0
0
1
2
0
5
0
0
10
0
43
0
0

Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

Column Key:
(C)(F)
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit complete
data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(D)
Includes transfers, dismissals, and judgments.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

99

2016 Court Statistics Report

Unlimited Civil: Other Civil Complaints and Petitions


Method of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts
Table 5e

Fiscal Year 201415


Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

Judicial Council of California

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

133,638

128,588

11,795

82,281

523

33,989

6,445
(i) 84
155
770
184
38
3,240
45
632
2,908
24
664
446
87
946
236
350
101
43,059
379
1,033
17
475
598
46
61
1,065
486
312
11,380
1,245
52
7,308
5,035
127
6,679
12,086
4,635
1,951
666
1,235
1,119
4,913
791
629

6,127
(i) 78
103
735
179
30
2,997
109
585
2,544
15
514
438
64
623
19
247
98
46,760
380
1,094
21
461
(i) 329
41
74
964
491
275
12,157
1,135
47
7,204
3,734
101
5,031
10,872
3,767
1,775
559
1,263
909
4,102
782
1,219

0
0
3
0
0
0
169
5
1
2
0
41
4
0
6
2
16
0
6,782
7
4
0
39
24
8
2
8
25
29
620
7
8
1,204
85
0
605
1,036
50
216
44
0
17
123
4
1

3,414
73
61
429
59
29
2,233
57
419
2,401
13
185
260
20
607
17
112
97
27,709
211
888
19
370
267
18
63
614
302
140
9,150
1,007
17
3,826
1,877
64
4,147
5,640
3,515
880
334
1,232
791
2,542
482
1,065

11
0
6
1
1
1
4
2
1
7
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
145
0
16
0
1
0
0
2
2
3
4
75
14
0
15
11
0
18
78
41
9
4
2
3
13
2
5

2,702
5
33
305
119
0
591
45
164
134
2
287
174
44
9
0
118
1
12,124
162
186
2
51
38
15
7
340
161
102
2,312
107
22
2,159
1,761
37
261
4,118
161
670
177
29
98
1,424
294
148

100

2016 Court Statistics Report

Unlimited Civil: Other Civil Complaints and Petitions


Method of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts
Table 5e

Fiscal Year 201415


Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

133,638

128,588

11,795

82,281

523

33,989

25
167
1,318
1,535
1,086
341
238
112
951
235
2,178
485
230

16
131
836
1,554
1,048
373
95
90
582
204
2,036
342
229

7
1
0
118
421
3
0
4
3
0
41
0
0

9
91
626
981
617
138
76
26
386
100
1,151
284
140

0
1
4
7
3
3
0
0
1
0
4
0
0

0
38
206
448
7
229
19
60
192
104
840
58
89

Column Key:
(C)(F)
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit complete
data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(D)
Includes transfers, dismissals, and judgments.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

101

2016 Court Statistics Report

Small Claims AppealsStage of Case at Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 5f

Stage of Case at Disposition


Total
Filings

Total
Dispositions

Before Hearing

After Trial de Novo

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

STATEWIDE

5,108

3,569

171

3,398

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

191
(i)
4
16
4
1
161
9
25
81
0
9
15
3
35
1
3
0
1,933
1
52
0
8
7
0
7
22
16
14
331
58
6
239
159
3
246
617
163
47
35
70
42
167
42
18

18
(i)
1
11
4
0
81
10
21
51
0
1
14
2
10
0
2
0
1,440
1
47
0
3
(i) 3
0
5
20
14
29
345
50
0
142
127
1
232
378
49
25
29
0
31
67
35
17

0
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
2
0
42
0
0
38
0
0
22
0
0
0
4
0
1
17
4
0

18
0
1
11
2
0
79
10
19
51
0
1
13
0
10
0
0
0
1,440
0
47
0
3
3
0
5
16
12
29
303
50
0
104
127
1
210
378
49
25
25
0
30
50
31
17

COUNTY

Judicial Council of California

102

2016 Court Statistics Report

Small Claims AppealsStage of Case at Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 5f

Stage of Case at Disposition


COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Total
Filings

Total
Dispositions

Before Hearing

After Trial de Novo

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

5,108

3,569

171

3,398

0
2
54
41
31
7
1
1
26
0
82
1
1

0
1
103
29
29
8
0
0
0
1
80
1
1

0
1
6
13
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
0

0
0
97
16
28
8
0
0
0
1
77
0
1

Column Key:
(C)(D)
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit complete
data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(C)
Data are available only for courts reporting data via the Judicial Branch Statistical Information System (JBSIS).
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

103

2016 Court Statistics Report

Limited CivilMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 5g

Before Trial

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

STATEWIDE

375,178

409,944

10,082

367,682

491

31,689

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

10,830
(i) 60
240
1,992
269
109
8,021
215
1,180
9,923
294
990
1,213
91
8,604
1,457
683
208
113,946
1,473
1,245
132
678
2,058
44
50
2,961
707
509
26,298
2,187
111
23,038
41,143
499
25,527
24,619
6,246
7,386
1,478
3,983
2,804
9,382
1,478
1,590

10,695
(i) 4
146
2,324
247
93
10,267
599
949
7,488
321
1,061
1,603
80
8,056
588
704
206
123,696
2,180
1,440
94
839
(i) 1,823
38
40
3,097
844
474
31,148
2,192
111
26,295
40,975
503
29,150
33,607
6,249
8,178
1,464
4,387
2,471
9,626
1,678
1,720

0
0
0
0
13
0
95
23
8
3
0
58
14
0
474
0
4
0
5,073
38
6
0
44
5
1
1
19
11
31
1,178
1
1
804
7
0
990
239
105
275
53
0
35
0
9
1

10,302
4
130
2,135
180
91
9,255
482
856
6,237
274
819
1,445
26
6,877
588
593
200
107,515
1,993
1,407
89
746
1,720
33
38
2,914
744
407
27,683
2,051
97
23,196
38,754
467
25,473
32,086
6,011
6,627
1,276
4,278
2,235
8,839
1,549
1,537

8
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
4
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
326
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
14
1
0
8
4
0
10
36
38
4
2
3
2
1
0
0

385
0
16
189
54
2
915
94
84
1,244
46
184
144
54
700
0
107
6
10,782
149
24
5
49
98
4
1
163
87
36
2,273
139
13
2,287
2,210
36
2,677
1,246
95
1,272
133
106
199
786
120
182

COUNTY

Judicial Council of California

104

2016 Court Statistics Report

Limited CivilMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 5g

Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution
(C)

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

375,178

409,944

10,082

367,682

491

31,689

11
433
4,425
3,086
4,903
747
565
87
4,698
348
6,026
1,166
732

12
260
5,973
3,563
5,420
829
469
73
4,762
326
6,578
1,148
781

1
0
0
42
347
27
0
0
1
0
45
0
0

11
208
5,521
3,415
4,852
685
430
57
4,326
270
5,895
1,101
652

0
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
3
0
6
2
0

0
52
452
106
218
117
39
15
432
56
632
45
129

Column Key:
(C)(F)
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(D)
Includes before- and after-hearing dismissals, transfers, and judgments.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Small ClaimsMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 5h
Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

Judicial Council of California

Total
Filings

Total
Dispositions

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution

Other
Before Trial

After Trial

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

150,382

157,900

15,588

51,739

90,573

4,834
(i) 4
95
442
105
20
2,750
66
458
2,586
42
397
465
44
2,507
200
191
102
53,241
257
820
24
242
747
34
42
875
401
289
13,831
962
48
9,708
4,958
486
13,277
11,787
2,834
2,356
705
1,680
1,399
4,151
755
490

4,822
(i) 2
84
431
91
17
3,037
144
433
2,559
33
400
457
31
2,127
211
203
137
57,331
253
844
22
240
(i) 646
29
54
814
348
250
13,621
902
44
11,625
5,199
502
13,356
13,026
2,357
1,690
684
1,352
1,118
3,803
821
490

0
0
0
0
0
0
209
33
15
1
0
3
33
0
559
0
25
0
1,283
21
3
0
29
61
0
7
142
1
37
3,174
50
2
2,166
1,415
1
2,205
2,446
0
148
3
0
20
160
85
0

2,151
0
0
187
15
10
930
14
128
525
6
49
101
1
467
46
86
75
27,170
64
359
5
31
58
14
12
212
133
88
2,329
308
22
607
1,749
364
1,850
3,536
373
325
100
447
339
1,550
222
167

2,671
2
84
244
76
7
1,898
97
290
2,033
27
348
323
30
1,101
165
92
62
28,878
168
482
17
180
527
15
35
460
214
125
8,118
544
20
8,852
2,035
137
9,301
7,044
1,984
1,217
581
905
759
2,093
514
323

106

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Small ClaimsMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 5h
Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Total
Filings

Total
Dispositions

Dismissal for
Lack of
Prosecution

Other
Before Trial

After Trial

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

150,382

157,900

15,588

51,739

90,573

1
74
1,140
1,196
1,219
227
478
39
968
289
2,543
371
130

9
73
1,275
1,248
1,200
197
509
35
3,100
251
2,393
849
121

9
0
0
225
0
0
1
4
172
0
251
589
0

0
29
659
403
218
18
256
11
2,321
104
468
24
3

0
44
616
620
982
179
252
20
607
147
1,674
236
118

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
(C)(E)
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(D)
Includes before- and after-hearing dismissals, transfers, and judgments.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Civil Case Processing Time, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 6a

General Unlimited Civil


Disposed of in Less
Than _ Months
COUNTY

12
(A)

18
(B)

24
(C)

Limited Civil
Disposed of in Less
Than _ Months
12
(D)

18
(E)

24
(F)

Unlawful Detainers
Disposed of in Less
Than _ Days
30
(G)

45
(H)

Small Claims
Disposed of in Less
Than _ Days
70
(I)

90
(J)

STATEWIDE

64%

76%

83%

83%

91%

94%

51%

70%

58%

71%

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

71%

55%
77%
73%
68%

69%

78%
74%
64%
79%
76%
52%
78%
87%
53%
74%
69%
55%

64%
87%
58%
68%
77%
83%
69%

84%
74%
57%
84%
62%
79%
48%
68%
73%
56%
75%
68%
79%
30%

84%

74%
85%
85%
81%

82%

91%
82%
72%
87%
89%
68%
85%
92%
74%
85%
82%
65%

75%
87%
66%
80%
89%
94%
86%

91%
87%
69%
95%
79%
90%
74%
79%
86%
77%
89%
81%
90%
37%

91%

88%
90%
91%
91%

88%

95%
88%
77%
91%
94%
77%
90%
94%
89%
90%
89%
77%

85%
90%
75%
86%
96%
97%
94%

95%
93%
82%
96%
88%
95%
87%
86%
91%
87%
94%
89%
94%
41%

71%

90%
83%
98%
75%

75%

90%
88%
85%
81%

81%
84%
86%
81%
88%
82%
80%

77%
94%
81%
80%
83%
94%
79%

94%
85%
94%
90%
92%
56%
81%
77%
80%
69%
86%
78%
82%
93%

91%

97%
92%
99%
88%

90%

99%
95%
91%
90%

90%
94%
95%
92%
93%
93%
87%

85%
100%
93%
95%
90%
97%
94%

97%
97%
96%
94%
98%
81%
92%
84%
93%
83%
93%
88%
96%
99%

96%

99%
96%
99%
97%

95%

99%
98%
93%
92%

93%
98%
96%
97%
97%
96%
90%

92%
100%
93%
98%
93%
98%
98%

99%
98%
97%
96%
99%
90%
95%
88%
97%
90%
96%
94%
99%
100%

39%
0%

62%
39%
55%
47%

30%

61%
46%
49%
48%

37%
38%
60%
47%
46%
37%
42%

61%
50%
64%
59%
51%
39%
56%

36%
55%
100%
57%
58%
45%
37%
43%
54%
49%
53%
65%
48%
58%

52%
0%

78%
56%
66%
67%

48%

82%
68%
65%
70%

63%
60%
79%
72%
68%
49%
58%

81%
67%
73%
78%
67%
59%
76%

62%
75%
100%
75%
82%
69%
59%
63%
71%
64%
72%
79%
65%
76%

43%

64%
59%
79%
46%

11%

73%
70%
68%
58%

46%
65%
58%
45%
70%
67%
82%

74%
79%
20%
83%
64%
69%
49%

57%
60%
56%
77%
64%
21%
67%
12%
68%
59%
76%
53%
59%
64%

63%

73%
77%
79%
57%

18%

84%
78%
74%
74%

60%
75%
70%
76%
79%
79%
95%

81%
86%
44%
88%
78%
78%
74%

84%
72%
63%
82%
78%
26%
74%
16%
74%
73%
86%
64%
73%
74%

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Civil Case Processing Time, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 6a

General Unlimited Civil


Disposed of in Less
Than _ Months

Limited Civil
Disposed of in Less
Than _ Months

Unlawful Detainers
Disposed of in Less
Than _ Days

Small Claims
Disposed of in Less
Than _ Days

COUNTY

12
(A)

18
(B)

24
(C)

12
(D)

18
(E)

24
(F)

30
(G)

45
(H)

70
(I)

90
(J)

STATEWIDE

64%

76%

83%

83%

91%

94%

51%

70%

58%

71%

Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

83%
71%
76%
61%
73%
72%
84%
79%
81%
73%
69%
74%

92%
85%
88%
75%
82%
87%
88%
90%
92%
88%
80%
82%

94%
93%
92%
83%
89%
91%
92%
95%
95%
94%
88%
88%

83%
72%
86%
79%
79%
83%
92%
82%
95%
86%
80%
85%

88%
85%
96%
93%
86%
91%
97%
91%
98%
94%
96%
94%

93%
87%
99%
95%
92%
95%
97%
94%
98%
96%
99%
95%

42%
38%
65%
14%
63%
55%
41%
70%
58%
55%
55%
57%

63%
52%
81%
34%
81%
69%
73%
88%
76%
75%
69%
72%

50%
53%
55%
64%
35%
79%
52%
60%
21%
52%
70%
17%
81%

75%
64%
65%
75%
60%
90%
65%
77%
24%
62%
78%
22%
93%

Column Key:
(G) (H)
Includes limited unlawful detainers only.
Note:

The court did not submit a report in this category.

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Total Criminal Filings, by County and Case Type

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 7a

Nontraffic

Traffic

Total
Criminal
(A)

Felonies
(B)

Misdemeanors
(C)

Infractions
(D)

Misdemeanors
(E)

Infractions
(F)

STATEWIDE

5,561,688

214,088

445,654

273,881

477,076

4,150,989

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

240,885
(i) 1,511
7,033
26,798
5,090
9,198
123,355
7,404
17,077
120,603
9,185
21,954
62,098
9,632
169,123
30,142
8,307
6,845
1,516,578
18,539
36,464
3,128
16,035
41,315
1,807
8,067
57,219
17,896
21,861
393,875
35,236
3,027
319,280
198,907
6,133
274,756
443,218
198,406
90,139
44,305
138,644
84,868
179,705
42,446
36,198

6,900
(i) 11
462
1,835
276
263
4,182
310
937
8,345
286
1,494
1,630
237
7,746
2,230
859
419
44,273
1,512
835
114
1,097
2,009
103
79
2,751
1,050
529
13,284
2,019
129
13,543
9,840
428
15,956
13,694
3,625
5,136
1,890
2,581
2,771
7,950
1,926
2,768

13,033
(i) 26
340
3,070
491
306
5,095
410
1,155
11,965
183
2,516
2,771
435
20,848
3,785
1,183
430
118,871
1,563
1,723
512
1,883
2,587
248
781
5,883
1,405
1,341
34,469
2,863
323
21,827
11,542
673
36,283
27,603
2,265
8,826
6,142
9,536
8,153
18,884
3,428
3,543

8,271
(i) 21
48
2,124
154
23
4,567
103
627
1,815
170
2,633
654
0
1,578
137
403
40
46,827
272
1,982
14
924
971
15
425
1,554
527
992
10,918
425
138
5,216
23,316
28
8,627
39,725
54,702
3,596
1,995
3,482
10,964
9,560
9,152
3,726

8,374
(i) 66
629
1,620
461
402
3,804
276
1,074
24,303
257
1,466
2,206
276
14,128
1,551
646
467
165,562
4,336
1,587
298
1,855
3,751
137
528
7,356
2,073
1,595
37,330
2,702
274
20,044
26,141
853
35,749
19,224
1,149
20,122
4,622
5,937
4,026
15,663
2,529
1,629

204,307
(i) 1,387
5,554
18,149
3,708
8,204
105,707
6,305
13,284
74,175
8,289
13,845
54,837
8,684
124,823
22,439
5,216
5,489
1,141,045
10,856
30,337
2,190
10,276
31,997
1,304
6,254
39,675
12,841
17,404
297,874
27,227
2,163
258,650
128,068
4,151
178,141
342,972
136,665
52,459
29,656
117,108
58,954
127,648
25,411
24,532

COUNTY

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 7a

Nontraffic
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Traffic

Total
Criminal
(A)

Felonies
(B)

Misdemeanors
(C)

Infractions
(D)

Misdemeanors
(E)

Infractions
(F)

5,561,688

214,088

445,654

273,881

477,076

4,150,989

747
14,533
45,261
61,460
50,162
16,057
16,825
2,240
69,169
8,579
128,768
30,866
12,729

27
468
2,886
2,707
4,734
1,032
896
294
4,090
722
3,411
1,613
894

77
583
3,893
6,023
5,168
1,467
1,322
144
9,018
999
10,137
3,845
1,779

21
232
1,459
2,266
713
758
202
46
1,189
256
2,540
226
532

40
478
2,440
4,628
5,844
529
1,657
152
4,035
864
3,943
2,819
569

582
12,772
34,583
45,836
33,703
12,271
12,748
1,604
50,837
5,738
108,737
22,363
8,955

Column Key:
Since 2001, a felony is counted as one filing and one disposition for each defendant throughout all stages of criminal
(B)
proceedings. This change eliminated double-counting of defendants who were held to answer, certified on guilty pleas, or
waived preliminary hearings, and it reduced the numbers of filings and dispositions reported.
This column also includes miscellaneous felony petitions reported only by JBSIS courts.
(B)
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 7b

Nontraffic

Traffic

Total
Criminal
(A)

Felonies
(B)

Misdemeanors
(C)

Infractions
(D)

Misdemeanors
(E)

Infractions
(F)

STATEWIDE

5,119,511

223,339

356,943

200,807

400,343

3,938,079

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

236,832
(i) 1,386
5,218
25,698
4,068
6,397
116,738
8,604
19,284
102,596
9,328
21,009
61,785
9,376
149,221
(i) 7,995
8,620
5,791
1,635,510
18,340
35,415
2,701
14,642
(i) 27,100
1,834
7,221
54,233
19,115
16,091
13,175
(i) 7,562
2,611
322,623
148,336
5,882
288,559
503,118
152,783
86,240
42,390
143,769
79,149
175,440
36,251
31,505

8,321
(i) 4
122
1,944
232
154
4,294
500
1,065
10,500
235
1,671
1,728
176
8,311
(i) 214
883
359
46,734
1,747
839
108
664
(i) 1,606
108
142
2,827
1,185
486
13,175
2,794
147
15,168
10,590
490
14,530
14,040
3,862
5,422
1,990
2,543
2,315
9,086
2,032
3,525

12,035
(i) 20
245
3,673
346
377
4,991
973
1,190
10,001
175
2,751
2,654
371
18,416
(i) 499
1,264
364
97,619
1,243
1,333
445
1,910
(i) 1,507
226
503
5,185
1,267
995
(i)
2,636
314
15,304
8,786
551
31,958
26,434
1,448
8,164
5,920
7,313
7,332
15,377
3,656
3,060

5,256
(i) 21
26
1,580
91
18
6,155
136
1,173
1,615
140
916
703
0
1,136
(i) 99
414
43
34,448
141
1,410
19
446
(i) 629
37
410
1,126
298
580
(i)
319
111
6,269
3,553
45
24,070
33,844
20,838
3,512
1,144
18,035
9,662
5,604
5,412
1,756

7,919
(i) 38
455
1,802
314
631
3,365
731
1,276
13,926
271
1,588
2,176
243
11,782
(i) 435
678
471
184,962
3,311
1,512
206
1,620
(i) 2,027
129
471
6,695
1,961
1,180
(i)
1,813
207
17,107
4,579
794
26,154
27,487
742
12,124
4,059
4,430
3,553
10,760
2,578
1,297

203,301
(i) 1,303
4,370
16,699
3,085
5,217
97,933
6,264
14,580
66,554
8,507
14,083
54,524
8,586
109,576
(i) 6,748
5,381
4,554
1,271,747
11,898
30,321
1,923
10,002
(i) 21,331
1,334
5,695
38,400
14,404
12,850
(i)
(i)
1,832
268,775
120,828
4,002
191,847
401,313
125,893
57,018
29,277
111,448
56,287
134,613
22,573
21,867

COUNTY

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 7b

Nontraffic
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Traffic

Total
Criminal
(A)

Felonies
(B)

Misdemeanors
(C)

Infractions
(D)

Misdemeanors
(E)

Infractions
(F)

5,119,511

223,339

356,943

200,807

400,343

3,938,079

618
14,145
40,249
76,056
46,198
14,725
8,597
2,156
58,430
8,186
139,504
27,064
12,042

23
440
2,867
2,917
5,238
1,035
443
306
4,327
726
3,680
1,554
915

85
444
3,464
6,350
3,128
1,372
276
92
7,444
849
17,864
3,222
1,522

18
162
372
1,732
528
360
34
30
1,375
257
2,232
98
369

23
351
1,913
5,350
3,301
603
536
147
4,241
818
10,478
2,121
602

469
12,748
31,633
59,707
34,003
11,355
7,308
1,581
41,043
5,536
105,250
20,069
8,634

Column Key:
Since 2001, a felony is counted as one filing and one disposition for each defendant throughout all stages of criminal
(B)
proceedings. This change eliminated double-counting of defendants who were held to answer, certified on guilty pleas, or
waived preliminary hearings, and it reduced the numbers of filings and dispositions reported.
(B)

This column also includes miscellaneous felony petitions reported only by JBSIS courts.

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 8a

Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

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After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Pleas of
Guilty
(C)

Other Before
Preliminary
Hearing
(D)

214,088

223,339

178,669

25,804

13,812

276

4,778

6,900
(i) 11
462
1,835
276
263
4,182
310
937
8,345
286
1,494
1,630
237
7,746
2,230
859
419
44,273
1,512
835
114
1,097
2,009
103
79
2,751
1,050
529
13,284
2,019
129
13,543
9,840
428
15,956
13,694
3,625
5,136
1,890
2,581
2,771
7,950
1,926
2,768

8,321
(i) 4
122
1,944
232
154
4,294
500
1,065
10,500
235
1,671
1,728
176
8,311
(i) 214
883
359
46,734
1,747
839
108
664
(i) 1,606
108
142
2,827
1,185
486
13,175
2,794
147
15,168
10,590
490
14,530
14,040
3,862
5,422
1,990
2,543
2,315
9,086
2,032
3,525

4,518
2
57
1,515
184
92
3,105
369
937
8,810
166
1,009
1,230
137
6,583
(i) 138
661
253
39,038
1,275
668
99
424
1,122
59
79
2,200
941
366
10,863
2,278
119
13,800
8,619
391
12,340
12,249
2,969
4,150
1,719
1,665
1,696
7,823
1,471
2,480

1,766
1
42
206
12
47
863
46
59
1,373
15
424
191
16
966
(i) 56
156
5
4,434
330
122
8
125
84
37
25
467
187
92
1,474
432
25
657
1,348
92
1,387
906
219
1,024
221
581
497
1,005
419
26

1,978
1
11
170
32
14
200
77
40
250
42
204
292
15
523
(i) 18
45
95
1,564
113
35
0
96
391
11
27
96
46
25
464
55
1
375
362
3
563
696
579
187
24
231
91
129
124
939

3
0
7
5
0
1
5
0
3
10
2
1
0
0
7
(i)
2
1
35
2
1
0
10
0
0
9
14
3
2
6
4
0
10
0
0
7
28
0
0
7
14
5
7
2
8

56
0
5
48
4
0
121
8
26
57
10
33
15
8
232
(i) 2
19
5
1,663
27
13
1
9
9
1
2
50
8
1
368
25
2
326
261
4
233
161
95
61
19
52
26
122
16
72

114

Other After
Preliminary
Hearing
(E)

By Court
(F)

By Jury
(G)

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 8a

Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Pleas of
Guilty
(C)

Other Before
Preliminary
Hearing
(D)

Other After
Preliminary
Hearing
(E)

By Court
(F)

By Jury
(G)

214,088

223,339

178,669

25,804

13,812

276

4,778

27
468
2,886
2,707
4,734
1,032
896
294
4,090
722
3,411
1,613
894

23
440
2,867
2,917
5,238
1,035
443
306
4,327
726
3,680
1,554
915

9
329
1,907
2,084
3,289
821
318
213
3,695
569
3,087
1,076
603

10
59
533
266
1,109
108
78
64
450
81
148
257
173

4
41
346
533
769
87
41
21
113
45
333
140
105

0
1
3
9
3
0
0
5
6
0
6
0
22

0
10
78
25
68
19
6
3
63
31
106
81
12

Column Key:
Since 2001, a felony is counted as one filing and one disposition for each defendant throughout all stages of criminal
(B)
proceedings. This change eliminated double-counting of defendants who were held to answer, certified on guilty pleas, or
waived preliminary hearings, and it reduced the numbers of filings and dispositions reported.
(B)

This column also includes miscellaneous felony petitions reported only by JBSIS courts disposed before trial in columns (D)
and (E.)

(C)(G)

The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit complete
data for all manner of disposition data elements.

(C)
(D) (E)
(F)

Pleas of guilty before the start of trial. Includes felonies reduced to misdemeanors that subsequently went to trial.
Includes dismissals and transfers.
Includes trials for defendants whose felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors before the start of trial.

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Fiscal Year 201415

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

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Table 8b

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Felony
Convictions
(C)

Misdemeanor
Convictions
(D)

Acquittals and
Dismissals
(E)

Transfers
(F)

Felony
Petitions
(G)

214,088

223,339

139,927

43,018

37,722

1,193

1,479

6,900
(i) 11
462
1,835
276
263
4,182
310
937
8,345
286
1,494
1,630
237
7,746
2,230
859
419
44,273
1,512
835
114
1,097
2,009
103
79
2,751
1,050
529
13,284
2,019
129
13,543
9,840
428
15,956
13,694
3,625
5,136
1,890
2,581
2,771
7,950
1,926
2,768

8,321
(i) 4
122
1,944
232
154
4,294
500
1,065
10,500
235
1,671
1,728
176
8,311
(i) 214
883
359
46,734
1,747
839
108
664
(i) 1,606
108
142
2,827
1,185
486
13,175
2,794
147
15,168
10,590
490
14,530
14,040
3,862
5,422
1,990
2,543
2,315
9,086
2,032
3,525

2,934
2
60
1,196
183
88
2,230
255
674
5,274
169
519
939
132
4,771
(i) 86
432
255
34,865
743
379
89
429
856
24
54
1,398
543
201
6,070
1,638
86
10,586
7,208
199
12,525
10,429
1,322
4,198
1,146
1,687
1,726
5,258
1,197
1,677

1,635
0
0
364
5
4
989
121
291
3,592
1
512
303
12
2,003
(i) 54
248
4
5,604
550
296
11
11
275
36
36
858
406
168
5,117
666
35
3,522
1,629
196
0
1,992
1,723
8
596
37
0
2,683
289
867

3,752
2
56
383
32
62
989
120
88
1,582
33
601
403
32
1,426
(i) 72
197
81
6,259
393
164
7
169
468
47
52
570
228
117
1,665
490
26
839
1,753
93
1,946
1,610
815
1,123
233
819
479
934
535
902

0
0
6
1
0
0
47
4
12
52
32
0
1
0
77
(i) 2
1
3
6
32
0
1
55
1
1
0
1
0
0
67
0
0
117
0
0
29
9
2
93
15
0
28
97
11
43

-0
--12
-39
-0
--39
82
0
34
-5
16
-29
-0
-6
0
-0
8
-256
-0
104
0
2
30
---0
0
82
114
-36

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Table 8b

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Felony
Convictions
(C)

Misdemeanor
Convictions
(D)

Acquittals and
Dismissals
(E)

Transfers
(F)

Felony
Petitions
(G)

214,088

223,339

139,927

43,018

37,722

1,193

1,479

27
468
2,886
2,707
4,734
1,032
896
294
4,090
722
3,411
1,613
894

23
440
2,867
2,917
5,238
1,035
443
306
4,327
726
3,680
1,554
915

6
298
1,362
1,629
2,616
570
309
85
2,599
411
1,729
1,086
495

3
40
608
484
729
267
15
134
1,151
182
1,460
60
136

14
66
799
290
1,846
163
118
78
565
122
402
372
240

0
3
98
21
47
35
0
9
8
0
60
22
44

-33
-493
0
0
1
0
4
11
29
14
0

Column Key:
The purpose of this table is to provide a general summary of broad categories of dispositions in criminal proceedings and is
(C)(G)
not an exhaustive list of all possible dispositions in individual criminal cases. The table categorizes dismissals and
acquittals together. The table does not specify the types or reasons for dismissal or acquittal, nor does it include other
outcomes such as diversion programs, deferred entries of judgment, or dismissals resulting from pursuit of supervision
revocations in lieu of formal convictions.
(C)(G)

The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.

(D)

Defendants convicted of one or more misdemeanors but not convicted of a felony.

(G)

Disposition of felony petitions are reported only by JBSIS courts and are only classified as a disposition before hearing or
after hearing.

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Table 9a

Before Trial

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Bail
Forfeitures
(C)

Guilty
Pleas
(D)

Other
(E)

By Court
(F)

By Jury
(G)

STATEWIDE

445,654

356,943

4,891

221,660

127,661

969

1,776

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

13,033
(i) 26
340
3,070
491
306
5,095
410
1,155
11,965
183
2,516
2,771
435
20,848
3,785
1,183
430
118,871
1,563
1,723
512
1,883
2,587
248
781
5,883
1,405
1,341
34,469
2,863
323
21,827
11,542
673
36,283
27,603
2,265
8,826
6,142
9,536
8,153
18,884
3,428
3,543

12,035
(i) 20
245
3,673
346
377
4,991
973
1,190
10,001
175
2,751
2,654
371
18,416
(i) 499
1,264
364
97,619
1,243
1,333
445
1,910
(i) 1,507
226
503
5,185
1,267
995
(i)
2,636
314
15,304
8,786
551
31,958
26,434
1,448
8,164
5,920
7,313
7,332
15,377
3,656
3,060

63
8
0
2
7
16
0
0
4
0
0
2
16
5
0
(i)
0
5
2,080
0
0
52
0
18
0
274
0
0
2
(i)
0
7
26
0
0
8
1,945
3
49
87
0
1
27
4
0

6,039
7
156
1,961
228
249
3,136
753
813
3,236
144
1,051
1,332
268
11,219
(i) 311
639
205
68,513
827
743
277
1,432
803
110
146
3,607
788
646
(i)
1,277
232
10,094
5,652
375
18,650
17,423
691
5,433
3,481
5,026
4,098
10,358
2,444
1,314

5,839
5
85
1,690
111
109
1,722
177
354
6,748
30
1,688
1,291
94
7,144
(i) 187
617
152
26,215
410
581
105
465
685
114
79
1,559
453
338
(i)
1,337
71
5,121
3,092
174
13,095
6,864
624
2,596
2,347
2,223
3,218
4,935
1,175
1,725

58
0
4
9
0
1
7
41
4
1
0
3
5
2
9
(i)
2
0
353
2
4
6
4
0
0
4
10
3
6
(i)
1
2
8
39
1
32
25
40
55
6
41
5
4
19
3

36
0
0
11
0
2
126
2
15
16
1
7
10
2
44
(i) 1
6
2
458
4
5
5
9
5
2
0
9
23
3
(i)
21
2
55
3
1
173
177
90
31
8
23
10
53
14
18

COUNTY

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Table 9a

Before Trial
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Bail
Forfeitures
(C)

Guilty
Pleas
(D)

Other
(E)

By Court
(F)

By Jury
(G)

445,654

356,943

4,891

221,660

127,661

969

1,776

77
583
3,893
6,023
5,168
1,467
1,322
144
9,018
999
10,137
3,845
1,779

85
444
3,464
6,350
3,128
1,372
276
92
7,444
849
17,864
3,222
1,522

2
1
9
3
5
5
15
1
0
2
97
38
2

30
282
1,210
4,168
2,110
846
87
50
6,427
627
7,550
1,255
831

52
159
2,202
2,145
964
510
172
40
980
161
10,117
1,853
662

0
0
10
7
11
11
3
0
6
46
13
17
26

1
2
33
27
38
0
0
1
31
13
87
59
1

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
(C)(G)
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(E)

Other Before Trial includes transfers, dismissal, and dismissals after diversion.

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Fiscal Year 201415

Table 9b

Before Trial
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

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After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Bail
Forfeitures
(C)

Guilty
Pleas
(D)

Other
(E)

By Court
(F)

273,881

200,807

75,182

52,506

54,447

18,673

8,271
(i) 21
48
2,124
154
23
4,567
103
627
1,815
170
2,633
654
0
1,578
137
403
40
46,827
272
1,982
14
924
971
15
425
1,554
527
992
10,918
425
138
5,216
23,316
28
8,627
39,725
54,702
3,596
1,995
3,482
10,964
9,560
9,152
3,726

5,256
(i) 21
26
1,580
91
18
6,155
136
1,173
1,615
140
916
703
0
1,136
(i) 99
414
43
34,448
141
1,410
19
446
(i) 629
37
410
1,126
298
580
(i)
319
111
6,269
3,553
45
24,070
33,844
20,838
3,512
1,144
18,035
9,662
5,604
5,412
1,756

1,256
17
5
357
49
1
1,103
76
1,040
48
22
394
157
0
222
(i)
238
23
10,809
78
972
17
176
44
4
313
514
182
394
(i)
0
54
4,628
1,623
0
14,174
16,067
5,137
300
226
4,477
1,653
2,842
3,338
262

2,216
2
6
440
24
15
664
26
0
1,008
52
127
300
0
487
(i) 59
126
16
10,879
28
77
0
100
416
26
16
225
21
89
(i)
191
15
0
1,100
37
0
9,106
2,227
726
524
12,033
2,497
1,189
1,298
478

1,543
2
4
648
18
2
4,175
31
102
546
49
359
174
0
376
(i) 20
16
4
11,885
31
92
0
156
162
6
32
347
70
75
(i)
89
27
1,518
346
4
7,324
6,531
3,764
2,181
363
1,391
5,399
1,405
644
962

241
0
11
135
0
0
213
3
31
13
17
36
72
0
51
(i) 20
34
0
875
4
269
2
14
7
1
49
40
25
22
(i)
39
15
123
484
4
2,572
2,140
9,710
305
32
134
113
168
132
54

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Table 9b

Before Trial
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Bail
Forfeitures
(C)

Guilty
Pleas
(D)

Other
(E)

By Court
(F)

273,881

200,807

75,182

52,506

54,447

18,673

21
232
1,459
2,266
713
758
202
46
1,189
256
2,540
226
532

18
162
372
1,732
528
360
34
30
1,375
257
2,232
98
369

7
39
0
961
62
108
16
22
38
40
549
5
43

4
87
176
418
215
162
4
1
1,041
124
1,158
67
183

7
15
166
320
233
28
4
6
177
31
466
20
101

0
21
30
33
18
62
10
1
119
62
59
6
42

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
(C)(F)
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(E)

Other Before Trial includes transfers, dismissal, and dismissals after diversion.

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Table 9c

Before Trial

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Bail
Forfeitures
(C)

Guilty
Pleas
(D)

Other
(E)

By Court
(F)

By Jury
(G)

STATEWIDE

477,076

400,343

21,635

296,152

78,265

3,169

1,125

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

8,374
(i) 66
629
1,620
461
402
3,804
276
1,074
24,303
257
1,466
2,206
276
14,128
1,551
646
467
165,562
4,336
1,587
298
1,855
3,751
137
528
7,356
2,073
1,595
37,330
2,702
274
20,044
26,141
853
35,749
19,224
1,149
20,122
4,622
5,937
4,026
15,663
2,529
1,629

7,919
(i) 38
455
1,802
314
631
3,365
731
1,276
13,926
271
1,588
2,176
243
11,782
(i) 435
678
471
184,962
3,311
1,512
206
1,620
(i) 2,027
129
471
6,695
1,961
1,180
(i)
1,813
207
17,107
4,579
794
26,154
27,487
742
12,124
4,059
4,430
3,553
10,760
2,578
1,297

394
22
0
6
5
190
0
0
35
2,117
0
0
1
10
0
(i)
0
87
4,719
0
0
29
32
589
2
152
46
0
44
(i)
0
15
30
0
1
20
9,861
0
1,341
436
0
0
1,236
1
0

5,993
13
357
1,345
279
390
2,841
632
949
6,903
252
1,070
646
224
9,609
(i) 396
497
310
150,581
2,750
1,243
154
1,159
573
104
190
5,744
1,569
878
(i)
1,490
150
12,215
3,734
719
16,951
14,876
612
6,265
3,251
3,977
3,175
8,279
2,056
1,150

1,394
3
93
444
28
49
466
87
273
4,861
15
510
1,518
7
2,128
(i) 37
176
73
27,202
550
247
20
419
858
21
128
872
372
213
(i)
307
37
4,779
842
71
9,007
2,559
63
4,212
354
442
364
1,214
493
136

114
0
5
6
1
1
6
12
3
15
2
3
6
2
10
(i)
2
0
2,252
5
6
1
6
3
1
1
23
5
39
(i)
1
4
10
0
2
77
38
2
300
14
6
6
6
16
0

24
0
0
1
1
1
52
0
16
30
2
5
5
0
35
(i) 2
3
1
208
6
16
2
4
4
1
0
10
15
6
(i)
15
1
73
3
1
99
153
65
6
7
5
8
25
12
11

COUNTY

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Table 9c

Before Trial
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Bail
Forfeitures
(C)

Guilty
Pleas
(D)

Other
(E)

By Court
(F)

By Jury
(G)

477,076

400,343

21,635

296,152

78,265

3,169

1,125

40
478
2,440
4,628
5,844
529
1,657
152
4,035
864
3,943
2,819
569

23
351
1,913
5,350
3,301
603
536
147
4,241
818
10,478
2,121
602

0
1
1
0
146
11
30
0
3
1
11
5
5

9
311
1,486
4,517
1,904
518
418
115
3,946
695
3,755
1,445
482

14
37
405
820
1,198
64
80
31
269
52
6,611
635
105

0
0
5
3
37
10
8
0
3
55
11
15
10

0
2
16
10
16
0
0
1
20
15
90
21
0

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
(C)(G)
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(E)

Other Before Trial includes transfers, dismissal, and dismissals after diversion.

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Fiscal Year 201415

Table 9d

Before Trial

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Bail
Forfeitures
(C)

Guilty
Pleas
(D)

Other
(E)

By Court
(F)

STATEWIDE

4,150,989

3,938,079

1,619,205

642,608

1,317,063

359,203

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

204,307
(i) 1,387
5,554
18,149
3,708
8,204
105,707
6,305
13,284
74,175
8,289
13,845
54,837
8,684
124,823
22,439
5,216
5,489
1,141,045
10,856
30,337
2,190
10,276
31,997
1,304
6,254
39,675
12,841
17,404
297,874
27,227
2,163
258,650
128,068
4,151
178,141
342,972
136,665
52,459
29,656
117,108
58,954
127,648
25,411
24,532

203,301
(i) 1,303
4,370
16,699
3,085
5,217
97,933
6,264
14,580
66,554
8,507
14,083
54,524
8,586
109,576
(i) 6,748
5,381
4,554
1,271,747
11,898
30,321
1,923
10,002
(i) 21,331
1,334
5,695
38,400
14,404
12,850
(i)
(i)
1,832
268,775
120,828
4,002
191,847
401,313
125,893
57,018
29,277
111,448
56,287
134,613
22,573
21,867

65,184
1,200
1,309
6,873
872
3,418
42,578
3,135
9,263
30,842
3,865
10,369
32,401
7,302
59,561
(i) 5,276
2,191
2,946
394,964
7,217
19,311
1,703
6,320
10,872
986
2,520
28,543
8,899
7,731
(i)
(i)
1,366
132,587
61,613
2,327
58,112
172,287
38,002
36,505
16,495
37,813
19,777
65,079
8,905
10,248

80,291
14
278
950
96
352
13,739
718
642
7,305
1,114
372
1,361
64
26,773
(i) 813
247
79
286,281
51
516
50
633
5,601
8
100
833
166
1,184
(i)
(i)
76
8,490
30,554
379
22,462
51,348
13,563
15,013
3,013
7,913
5,908
9,778
2,903
6,134

50,573
9
1,876
8,392
1,684
1,311
11,775
688
3,749
27,512
2,727
2,551
11,967
73
18,806
(i) 467
540
1,449
538,349
2,410
8,123
26
1,993
4,501
129
2,775
7,470
1,985
3,397
(i)
(i)
305
86,120
21,769
1,159
91,609
129,443
50,227
2,467
8,877
53,368
28,345
36,969
9,718
4,486

7,253
80
907
484
433
136
29,841
1,723
926
895
801
791
8,795
1,147
4,436
(i) 192
2,403
80
52,153
2,220
2,371
144
1,056
357
211
300
1,554
3,354
538
(i)
(i)
85
41,578
6,892
137
19,664
48,235
24,101
3,033
892
12,354
2,257
22,787
1,047
999

COUNTY

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Table 9d

Before Trial
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

After Trial

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Bail
Forfeitures
(C)

Guilty
Pleas
(D)

Other
(E)

By Court
(F)

4,150,989

3,938,079

1,619,205

642,608

1,317,063

359,203

582
12,772
34,583
45,836
33,703
12,271
12,748
1,604
50,837
5,738
108,737
22,363
8,955

469
12,748
31,633
59,707
34,003
11,355
7,308
1,581
41,043
5,536
105,250
20,069
8,634

376
9,849
19,265
32,360
9,580
6,119
4,496
1,195
23,404
2,918
62,989
5,475
2,412

4
1,034
5,709
3,950
6,734
2,251
3
31
1,650
355
6,482
3,391
2,849

40
1,229
4,986
7,100
10,230
1,632
2,388
318
7,048
1,130
26,068
9,810
2,915

49
636
1,673
16,297
7,459
1,353
421
37
8,941
1,133
9,711
1,393
458

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add to (B) because not all courts were able to submit complete
(C)(F)
data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(E)

Other Before Trial includes transfers, dismissal, and dismissals after diversion.

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

COUNTY

Table 10a

Felonies
Disposed of in
Less Than
12 Months
(A)

Felonies Disposed of
in Less Than _ Days
30
(B)

45
(C)

Misdemeanors Disposed of
in Less Than _ Days
90
(D)

30
(E)

90
(F)

120
(G)

STATEWIDE

88%

45%

55%

71%

61%

77%

83%

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

88%
69%
91%
74%

62%

70%
94%
97%
71%
93%
79%
89%
81%

84%
82%
89%

90%
90%
88%
90%

78%

94%
63%
98%
93%
60%

68%
98%

89%
94%
45%

89%

55%

47%
37%
39%
29%

36%

17%
28%
38%
31%
43%
34%
17%
50%
55%
17%
33%
45%

48%
22%
16%
20%

17%

17%
59%
96%
16%
28%
47%
31%
42%
62%
36%
35%
13%
41%
47%

61%

61%
49%
53%
37%

43%

24%
44%
71%
37%
66%
48%
26%
60%
64%
33%
40%
57%

59%
27%
22%
31%

23%

36%
67%
96%
28%
42%
60%
39%
50%
69%
43%
42%
21%
50%
60%

70%

81%
70%
75%
59%

57%

38%
63%
90%
53%
84%
68%
65%
73%
77%
55%
61%
72%

85%
55%
32%
63%

37%

65%
78%
97%
50%
59%
81%
61%
66%
81%
65%
58%
39%
68%
78%

50%

32%
52%
49%
20%

37%

40%
39%
54%
23%
76%
50%
18%
45%
69%
13%
32%
22%

13%
34%
32%
68%
37%
18%

54%
66%

27%
50%
66%
33%
71%
64%
23%
88%
55%
62%
47%

65%

57%
72%
78%
40%

58%

72%
64%
64%
63%
86%
71%
52%
68%
83%
61%
58%
68%

32%
70%
48%
83%
58%
45%

76%
77%

64%
65%
85%
60%
82%
84%
56%
94%
75%
77%
75%

70%

64%
77%
86%
51%

65%

78%
69%
66%
74%
88%
76%
64%
75%
88%
71%
66%
77%

38%
79%
53%
87%
66%
54%

81%
85%

73%
69%
90%
70%
85%
89%
65%
95%
81%
81%
81%

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 10a

Felonies
Disposed of in
Less Than
12 Months
(A)

30
(B)

45
(C)

90
(D)

30
(E)

90
(F)

120
(G)

STATEWIDE

88%

45%

55%

71%

61%

77%

83%

Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

72%

76%
77%
81%
93%
76%
90%
97%
67%
85%
72%

25%

18%
41%
42%
56%
17%
29%
39%
26%
29%
36%

39%

26%
48%
58%
70%
20%
44%
54%
36%
40%
46%

58%

56%
63%
78%
88%
38%
66%
79%
56%
65%
66%

17%

49%
58%
47%
77%
22%
55%
37%
69%
31%
22%

46%

75%
75%
72%
92%
55%
68%
73%
86%
60%
58%

55%

83%
80%
79%
94%
59%
77%
78%
89%
68%
70%

COUNTY

Felonies Disposed of
in Less Than _ Days

Misdemeanors Disposed of
in Less Than _ Days

Column Key:
This column consists only of cases in which defendants were held to answer or were certified on guilty pleas. Processing
(A)
time is based on time from first appearance in limited-jurisdiction court to final disposition in unlimited-jurisdiction court.
(B)(D)

Note:

Based on the time from filing of the initial complaint to certified plea, bindover, or dismissal at or before preliminary
hearing.

The court did not submit a report in this category.

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Fiscal Year 201415

Table 11a

Family Law
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

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Delinquency

Dependency

Total
(A)

Marital
(B)

Petitions
(C)

Total
(D)

380,160

138,121

242,039

40,726

28,229

12,497

44,679

38,759

5,920

12,773
(i) 2
395
2,903
549
173
9,221
609
1,960
12,494
377
1,702
3,514
236
10,844
1,835
1,073
495
92,098
2,902
1,752
192
1,260
3,719
210
78
3,818
1,233
871
25,972
3,373
256
27,794
17,766
456
29,241
29,111
6,239
8,209
2,164
5,030
2,932
11,692
2,066
2,505

4,991
(i)
144
992
198
69
3,634
88
807
3,404
113
463
739
95
3,060
549
317
152
34,218
527
926
66
398
890
51
47
1,467
527
367
11,107
1,548
99
8,846
5,241
142
8,042
14,046
2,518
2,410
1,002
2,189
1,381
5,515
957
894

7,782
(i) 2
251
1,911
351
104
5,587
521
1,153
9,090
264
1,239
2,775
141
7,784
1,286
756
343
57,880
2,375
826
126
862
2,829
159
31
2,351
706
504
14,865
1,825
157
18,948
12,525
314
21,199
15,065
3,721
5,799
1,162
2,841
1,551
6,177
1,109
1,611

1,095
(i) 1
27
242
45
72
933
103
295
1,308
32
142
201
45
1,673
175
85
40
8,305
265
294
10
263
152
23
11
890
262
104
2,826
371
17
2,932
1,327
54
2,872
2,491
465
758
245
1,643
953
1,032
449
434

885
(i) 1
20
107
43
20
723
35
120
1,184
21
108
189
37
1,252
119
52
30
4,788
156
113
10
196
113
17
11
482
197
104
1,975
301
15
1,414
896
38
2,285
2,491
300
517
181
734
730
766
366
171

210
(i)
7
135
2
52
210
68
175
124
11
34
12
8
421
56
33
10
3,517
109
181
0
67
39
6
0
408
65
0
851
70
2
1,518
431
16
587
0
165
241
64
909
223
266
83
263

733
(i)
75
335
74
23
931
84
232
921
38
254
256
13
860
412
75
45
20,294
204
82
3
137
356
16
11
185
82
39
1,331
533
52
3,142
1,265
41
3,277
1,394
905
697
195
640
238
555
174
230

732
(i)
75
304
74
22
711
78
157
920
37
244
251
13
845
410
67
45
16,116
199
81
3
132
356
16
6
185
80
39
1,317
497
52
3,111
1,263
40
3,165
1,393
545
629
188
218
237
549
135
185

1
(i)
0
31
0
1
220
6
75
1
1
10
5
0
15
2
8
0
4,178
5
1
0
5
0
0
5
0
2
0
14
36
0
31
2
1
112
1
360
68
7
422
1
6
39
45

128

Original Subsequent
(E)
(F)

Total
(G)

Original Subsequent
(H)
(I)

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Fiscal Year 201415

Table 11a

Family Law
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Delinquency

Dependency

Total
(A)

Marital
(B)

Petitions
(C)

Total
(D)

380,160

138,121

242,039

40,726

28,229

12,497

44,679

38,759

5,920

33
744
5,160
3,716
6,795
1,496
1,125
292
5,303
805
7,567
1,928
1,102

7
178
1,685
1,828
2,329
445
327
66
1,612
281
3,178
625
324

26
566
3,475
1,888
4,466
1,051
798
226
3,691
524
4,389
1,303
778

1
57
406
527
413
96
71
20
880
60
1,812
333
88

1
56
323
442
314
78
68
15
589
43
1,566
333
88

0
1
83
85
99
18
3
5
291
17
246
0
0

5
72
271
221
335
114
144
40
821
188
539
209
281

5
72
266
220
335
114
140
40
806
64
485
209
281

0
0
5
1
0
0
4
0
15
124
54
0
0

Original Subsequent
(E)
(F)

Total
(G)

Original Subsequent
(H)
(I)

Column Key:
Includes dissolution, legal separation, and nullity.
(B)
Includes Department of Child Support Services (DCSS), domestic violence prevention, and other miscellaneous family law
(C)
petitions.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Fiscal Year 201415

Table 11b

Family Law

Delinquency

Dependency

Total
(A)

Marital
(B)

Petitions
(C)

Total
(D)

Original
(E)

Subsequent
(F)

Total
(G)

Original
(H)

Subsequent
(I)

STATEWIDE

340,777

135,812

204,965

38,376

27,500

10,876

32,190

30,605

1,585

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

11,403
(i) 4
272
2,128
363
136
(i) 3,195
2,038
1,901
11,650
335
1,714
4,560
202
8,212
(i) 109
868
466
105,727
2,575
1,491
96
1,130
(i) 1,786
106
88
3,297
1,207
730
(i) 9,843
2,896
248
27,381
16,328
388
27,697
24,148
5,887
7,440
1,787
3,315
2,104
9,430
1,839
1,904

4,457
(i) 2
148
856
137
69
(i) 266
168
851
5,018
112
650
729
64
2,593
(i) 3
294
141
44,201
566
899
59
347
(i) 610
48
53
1,428
594
313
(i) 7,759
1,332
88
8,686
4,999
142
7,483
12,326
2,833
1,752
894
1,981
1,084
4,505
895
733

6,946
(i) 2
124
1,272
226
67
(i) 2,929
1,870
1,050
6,632
223
1,064
3,831
138
5,619
(i) 106
574
325
61,526
2,009
592
37
783
(i) 1,176
58
35
1,869
613
417
(i) 2,084
1,564
160
18,695
11,329
246
20,214
11,822
3,054
5,688
893
1,334
1,020
4,925
944
1,171

1,225
(i)
22
234
44
57
(i)
210
213
1,299
78
131
166
4
2,187
76
85
36
5,978
296
260
6
254
(i) 112
25
26
1,012
225
64
4,431
353
11
2,361
1,452
61
3,006
2,238
479
750
218
1,175
821
1,094
501
302

903
(i)
18
124
37
23
(i)
86
92
1,202
24
98
155
4
1,763
46
51
25
3,233
172
92
5
171
(i) 81
20
26
586
167
63
3,617
287
9
1,568
956
43
2,463
2,238
193
492
158
687
620
819
268
63

322
(i)
4
110
7
34
(i)
124
121
97
54
33
11
0
424
30
34
11
2,745
124
168
1
83
(i) 31
5
0
426
58
1
814
66
2
793
496
18
543
0
286
258
60
488
201
275
233
239

773
(i)
32
295
95
4
(i)
78
183
1,446
32
234
209
7
850
(i) 3
30
58
9,475
236
77
8
145
(i) 195
20
13
191
68
57
1,506
535
29
2,920
1,484
28
2,927
1,717
629
624
151
387
222
774
160
159

770
(i)
32
281
95
4
(i)
78
148
1,445
29
224
205
7
845
(i) 3
29
58
8,745
230
77
8
141
(i) 193
20
13
191
68
57
1,493
492
29
2,900
1,361
27
2,813
1,715
629
588
144
292
221
774
90
159

3
(i)
0
14
0
0
(i)
0
35
1
3
10
4
0
5
(i)
1
0
730
6
0
0
4
(i) 2
0
0
0
0
0
13
43
0
20
123
1
114
2
0
36
7
95
1
0
70
0

COUNTY

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Fiscal Year 201415

Table 11b

Family Law
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Delinquency

Dependency

Total
(A)

Marital
(B)

Petitions
(C)

Total
(D)

Original
(E)

Subsequent
(F)

Total
(G)

Original
(H)

Subsequent
(I)

340,777

135,812

204,965

38,376

27,500

10,876

32,190

30,605

1,585

27
714
2,926
4,161
5,250
1,503
705
261
4,357
655
6,936
1,691
1,167

8
190
1,153
2,261
1,860
483
337
56
1,706
209
3,442
566
373

19
524
1,773
1,900
3,390
1,020
368
205
2,651
446
3,494
1,125
794

2
46
582
567
297
118
21
11
853
66
1,844
327
64

2
45
260
477
226
102
21
7
549
49
1,624
327
63

0
1
322
90
71
16
0
4
304
17
220
0
1

5
55
86
224
195
109
118
35
707
186
1,033
200
171

5
55
86
220
195
107
118
35
694
66
930
200
171

0
0
0
4
0
2
0
0
13
120
103
0
0

Column Key:
Includes dissolution, legal separation, and nullity.
(B)
Includes Department of Child Support Services (DCSS), domestic violence prevention, and other miscellaneous family law
(C)
petitions.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 11c
Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

Judicial Council of California

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Delay in
Prosecution
(C)

138,121

135,812

3,255

131,138

1,419

4,991
(i)
144
992
198
69
3,634
88
807
3,404
113
463
739
95
3,060
549
317
152
34,218
527
926
66
398
890
51
47
1,467
527
367
11,107
1,548
99
8,846
5,241
142
8,042
14,046
2,518
2,410
1,002
2,189
1,381
5,515
957
894

4,457
(i) 2
148
856
137
69
(i) 266
168
851
5,018
112
650
729
64
2,593
(i) 3
294
141
44,201
566
899
59
347
(i) 610
48
53
1,428
594
313
(i) 7,759
1,332
88
8,686
4,999
142
7,483
12,326
2,833
1,752
894
1,981
1,084
4,505
895
733

20
0
2
0
2
0
(i) 5
3
3
0
0
2
59
0
10
(i)
37
0
1,235
32
4
0
2
0
0
5
361
6
2
(i)
3
6
425
0
3
194
199
0
0
7
0
2
7
51
0

4,323
2
146
856
133
66
(i) 261
165
844
5,018
112
643
588
63
2,583
(i) 3
248
141
42,966
529
895
56
345
610
48
48
1,036
579
311
(i) 7,759
1,329
80
8,243
4,999
138
7,281
12,127
2,833
1,596
796
1,981
1,057
4,467
801
678

114
0
0
0
2
3
(i)
0
4
0
0
5
82
1
0
(i)
9
0
0
5
0
3
0
0
0
0
31
9
0
(i)
0
2
18
0
1
8
0
0
156
91
0
25
31
43
55

132

Other
Before Trial
(D)

After Trial
(E)

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 11c
Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Delay in
Prosecution
(C)

138,121

135,812

3,255

131,138

1,419

7
178
1,685
1,828
2,329
445
327
66
1,612
281
3,178
625
324

8
190
1,153
2,261
1,860
483
337
56
1,706
209
3,442
566
373

0
0
0
487
18
58
0
1
0
0
0
4
0

8
167
1,021
1,774
1,663
334
327
54
1,702
199
3,192
541
373

0
23
132
0
179
91
10
1
4
10
250
21
0

Other
Before Trial
(D)

After Trial
(E)

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
(C)(E)
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(D)

Includes before- and after-hearing dismissals, transfers, and judgments.

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 11d
Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

Judicial Council of California

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Delay in
Prosecution
(C)

Other Before
Hearing
(D)

After
Hearing
(E)

After Trial
(F)

242,039

204,965

16,443

112,200

74,513

1,809

7,782
(i) 2
251
1,911
351
104
5,587
521
1,153
9,090
264
1,239
2,775
141
7,784
1,286
756
343
57,880
2,375
826
126
862
2,829
159
31
2,351
706
504
14,865
1,825
157
18,948
12,525
314
21,199
15,065
3,721
5,799
1,162
2,841
1,551
6,177
1,109
1,611

6,946
(i) 2
124
1,272
226
67
(i) 2,929
1,870
1,050
6,632
223
1,064
3,831
138
5,619
(i) 106
574
325
61,526
2,009
592
37
783
(i) 1,176
58
35
1,869
613
417
(i) 2,084
1,564
160
18,695
11,329
246
20,214
11,822
3,054
5,688
893
1,334
1,020
4,925
944
1,171

898
0
0
0
1
0
(i) 497
100
2
0
0
58
84
0
1,447
(i)
63
0
6,757
223
7
0
31
0
3
1
1
24
62
(i)
18
19
2,328
0
7
2,570
587
0
0
111
0
1
0
159
0

4,208
2
105
614
152
47
(i) 339
1,556
385
3,345
166
632
1,579
86
2,657
(i) 101
406
313
26,823
806
420
25
691
1,012
26
25
1,308
366
227
(i) 65
1,526
114
10,633
2,061
147
13,087
11,172
2,948
4,183
492
1,266
767
2,430
350
752

1,484
0
19
658
26
20
(i) 2,092
214
626
3,287
57
371
2,031
52
1,515
(i) 5
88
12
27,946
946
165
12
61
162
29
9
559
215
128
(i) 2,019
20
26
5,682
9,268
90
4,478
63
106
1,499
280
68
248
2,491
435
419

356
0
0
0
47
0
(i) 1
0
37
0
0
3
137
0
0
(i)
17
0
0
34
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
8
0
(i)
0
1
52
0
2
79
0
0
6
10
0
4
4
0
0

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Family Law PetitionsMethod of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 11d
Before Trial

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissal for
Delay in
Prosecution
(C)

Other Before
Hearing
(D)

After
Hearing
(E)

After Trial
(F)

242,039

204,965

16,443

112,200

74,513

1,809

26
566
3,475
1,888
4,466
1,051
798
226
3,691
524
4,389
1,303
778

19
524
1,773
1,900
3,390
1,020
368
205
2,651
446
3,494
1,125
794

3
0
0
250
28
20
0
13
0
1
0
69
0

16
469
1,350
1,181
2,283
597
256
106
1,765
276
2,388
715
383

0
44
382
469
936
58
111
85
885
144
674
333
411

0
11
41
0
143
345
1
1
1
25
432
8
0

Column Key:
(A) and (D)
Includes juvenile dependency adoption cases reported on JBSIS.
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add to (B) because not all courts were able to submit complete
(C)(F)
data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(D)

Includes transfers, dismissals, and judgments.

Notes:

(i)
0 or

Family law petitions include Department of Child Support Services (DCSS), domestic violence prevention, and other
family law cases.
Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Fiscal Year 201415

Superior Courts
Table 11e

Stage of Case at Disposition


COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Before
Hearing
(C)

After
Hearing
(D)

STATEWIDE

40,726

38,376

6,886

31,490

1,095
(i) 1
27
242
45
72
933
103
295
1,308
32
142
201
45
1,673
175
85
40
8,305
265
294
10
263
152
23
11
890
262
104
2,826
371
17
2,932
1,327
54
2,872
2,491
465
758
245
1,643
953
1,032
449
434

1,225
(i)
22
234
44
57
(i)
210
213
1,299
78
131
166
4
2,187
76
85
36
5,978
296
260
6
254
(i) 112
25
26
1,012
225
64
4,431
353
11
2,361
1,452
61
3,006
2,238
479
750
218
1,175
821
1,094
501
302

361
0
11
0
3
17
(i)
0
0
795
3
11
95
3
481
57
17
5
737
0
0
1
231
6
9
1
51
9
19
75
21
1
665
59
7
830
600
20
326
34
31
19
266
103
42

864
0
11
234
41
40
(i)
210
213
504
75
120
71
1
1,706
19
68
31
5,241
296
260
5
23
106
16
25
961
216
45
4,356
332
10
1,696
1,393
54
2,176
1,638
459
424
184
1,144
802
828
398
260

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

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Fiscal Year 201415

Superior Courts
Table 11e

Stage of Case at Disposition


COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Before
Hearing
(C)

After
Hearing
(D)

STATEWIDE

40,726

38,376

6,886

31,490

1
57
406
527
413
96
71
20
880
60
1,812
333
88

2
46
582
567
297
118
21
11
853
66
1,844
327
64

0
13
112
151
12
57
10
1
69
1
381
30
27

2
33
470
416
285
61
11
10
784
65
1,463
297
37

Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
(C)(D)
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Fiscal Year 201415

Superior Courts
Table 11f

Stage of Case at Disposition


COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Before
Hearing
(C)

After
Hearing
(D)

STATEWIDE

44,679

32,190

1,493

30,697

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

733
(i)
75
335
74
23
931
84
232
921
38
254
256
13
860
412
75
45
20,294
204
82
3
137
356
16
11
185
82
39
1,331
533
52
3,142
1,265
41
3,277
1,394
905
697
195
640
238
555
174
230

773
(i)
32
295
95
4
(i)
78
183
1,446
32
234
209
7
850
(i) 3
30
58
9,475
236
77
8
145
(i) 195
20
13
191
68
57
1,506
535
29
2,920
1,484
28
2,927
1,717
629
624
151
387
222
774
160
159

160
0
0
0
15
4
(i)
0
6
52
3
8
13
0
36
(i) 3
1
0
515
5
0
1
94
48
9
2
0
1
1
58
128
13
60
7
2
8
63
38
2
4
0
7
35
14
0

613
0
32
295
80
0
(i)
78
177
1,394
29
226
196
7
814
(i)
29
58
8,960
231
77
7
51
147
11
11
191
67
56
1,448
407
16
2,860
1,477
26
2,919
1,654
591
622
147
387
215
739
146
159

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Fiscal Year 201415

Superior Courts
Table 11f

Stage of Case at Disposition


COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Before
Hearing
(C)

After
Hearing
(D)

STATEWIDE

44,679

32,190

1,493

30,697

5
72
271
221
335
114
144
40
821
188
539
209
281

5
55
86
224
195
109
118
35
707
186
1,033
200
171

1
7
4
14
6
0
2
0
12
1
0
8
22

4
48
82
210
189
109
116
35
695
185
1,033
192
149

Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
(C)(D)
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, Habeas Corpus Filings,


by County and Case Type

Superior Courts
Table 12a

Fiscal Year 201415

Probate
(A)

Total
(B)

Mental Health
(C)

Other
(D)

Total
(E)

Civil
(F)

Criminal
(G)

Habeas
Corpus
Criminal
(H)

STATEWIDE

44,456

29,718

22,588

7,130

5,064

1,389

3,675

7,898

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

1,873
(i) 7
79
518
118
29
1,487
83
281
1,114
56
275
237
45
1,086
154
169
54
11,073
186
438
38
204
346
36
7
441
208
171
2,857
473
51
2,449
1,733
60
2,312
2,618
1,066
836
352
1,041
530
2,079
314
375

826
(i)
34
154
34
14
234
162
29
985
41
244
94
1
996
310
90
15
8,194
46
185
1
64
54
7
2
106
172
30
2,324
218
2
650
2,058
21
991
1,407
2,672
1,097
798
173
366
718
63
47

826
(i)
34
150
30
14
120
6
9
951
0
155
94
1
966
85
89
14
6,763
46
156
1
62
36
7
1
84
86
7
1,508
218
2
523
326
21
311
1,161
2,615
1,097
740
161
347
627
16
47

0
(i)
0
4
4
0
114
156
20
34
41
89
0
0
30
225
1
1
1,431
0
29
0
2
18
0
1
22
86
23
816
0
0
127
1,732
0
680
246
57
0
58
12
19
91
47
0

164
(i)
3
22
3
6
200
10
61
48
0
8
38
7
71
114
7
6
811
17
64
2
13
15
0
1
39
36
13
379
29
1
291
218
1
485
306
182
96
9
38
15
173
56
671

43
(i)
0
6
1
3
50
6
11
15
0
2
0
3
6
42
3
0
324
1
3
2
1
4
0
0
6
3
2
91
9
0
70
32
0
133
79
22
12
1
12
2
42
52
237

121
(i)
3
16
2
3
150
4
50
33
0
6
38
4
65
72
4
6
487
16
61
0
12
11
0
1
33
33
11
288
20
1
221
186
1
352
227
160
84
8
26
13
131
4
434

240
(i)
73
126
0
2
150
1
56
473
13
45
105
1
628
95
36
89
1,058
85
83
1
37
2
12
2
244
35
22
353
109
4
672
596
0
513
431
121
201
102
92
101
143
17
86

Mental Health
COUNTY

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by County and Case Type

Superior Courts
Table 12a

Fiscal Year 201415

Probate
(A)

Total
(B)

Mental Health
(C)

Other
(D)

Total
(E)

Civil
(F)

Criminal
(G)

Habeas
Corpus
Criminal
(H)

44,456

29,718

22,588

7,130

5,064

1,389

3,675

7,898

7
111
587
850
764
160
132
32
429
106
971
235
113

1
1
478
715
463
95
20
8
295
38
807
60
8

0
1
466
510
415
56
20
6
218
35
329
16
3

1
0
12
205
48
39
0
2
77
3
478
44
5

3
8
72
34
45
8
2
2
52
13
77
19
0

1
2
22
3
11
1
0
1
2
2
12
1
0

2
6
50
31
34
7
2
1
50
11
65
18
0

0
11
192
77
154
55
20
0
60
46
0
2
26

Mental Health
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Appeals

Column Key:
Includes most types of mental health cases, including but not limited to postcertification treatment (W&I 5300), LPS
(C)
Conservatorship (W&I 5350), narcotics addict (W&I 3050/3051), commitments (PC 2966), mental competency (PC 1368),
sexually violent predator (W&I 6600), juvenile (W&I 1800), mentally retarded and dangerous (W&I 6500), and W&I Code,
4500.
(D)

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Includes other mental health cases not included in (C) for JBSIS courts, and noncriminal habeas corpus reported by nonJBSIS courts.

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

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by County and Case Type

Superior Courts
Table 12b

Fiscal Year 201415

Probate
(A)

Total
(B)

Mental Health
(C)

Other
(D)

Total
(E)

Civil
(F)

Criminal
(G)

Habeas
Corpus
Criminal
(H)

STATEWIDE

27,701

24,557

18,989

5,568

4,777

1,345

3,432

7,420

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

1,264
(i) 4
24
405
83
27
984
87
70
875
36
244
200
26
871
26
163
48
7,622
154
347
27
207
(i) 126
27
0
386
186
105
(i)
156
47
2,063
713
65
673
1,089
556
651
271
496
399
1,657
266
533

895
(i)
28
161
27
7
100
161
18
1,053
28
217
11
2
851
24
87
17
8,587
31
189
1
24
(i) 46
0
1
110
152
5
(i)
7
3
612
2,263
0
886
1,799
2,709
584
60
76
171
536
55
30

895
(i)
28
157
23
7
100
17
11
1,019
5
161
11
2
821
6
86
17
7,134
31
159
1
24
(i) 46
0
1
94
84
4
(i)
7
3
472
531
0
269
1,555
2,652
584
8
75
168
455
14
30

0
(i)
0
4
4
0
0
144
7
34
23
56
0
0
30
18
1
0
1,453
0
30
0
0
(i)
0
0
16
68
1
(i)
0
0
140
1,732
0
617
244
57
0
52
1
3
81
41
0

151
(i)
3
20
6
0
109
16
18
50
0
18
30
1
114
18
6
4
992
18
96
0
7
(i) 5
0
10
53
20
10
309
34
4
273
255
5
110
688
257
66
7
42
63
168
35
168

33
(i)
3
3
2
0
0
2
6
9
0
1
3
0
30
0
2
0
361
1
2
0
1
(i) 1
0
1
13
3
2
89
12
0
64
90
0
61
234
91
4
0
17
8
58
29
46

118
(i)
0
17
4
0
109
14
12
41
0
17
27
1
84
18
4
4
631
17
94
0
6
(i) 4
0
9
40
17
8
220
22
4
209
165
5
49
454
166
62
7
25
55
110
6
122

125
(i)
66
116
0
1
100
0
41
338
5
55
99
1
581
57
42
77
1,058
74
89
0
31
(i)
10
1
257
38
20
662
92
3
554
687
0
433
488
71
187
104
17
99
208
27
84

Mental Health
COUNTY

Judicial Council of California

Appeals

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2016 Court Statistics Report

Probate, Mental Health, Appeals, Habeas Corpus Dispositions,


by County and Case Type

Superior Courts
Table 12b

Fiscal Year 201415

Probate
(A)

Total
(B)

Mental Health
(C)

Other
(D)

Total
(E)

Civil
(F)

Criminal
(G)

Habeas
Corpus
Criminal
(H)

27,701

24,557

18,989

5,568

4,777

1,345

3,432

7,420

9
102
335
842
499
155
85
28
286
108
716
173
104

0
3
85
606
1
59
3
10
375
41
709
38
3

0
3
83
473
0
26
3
9
304
38
276
6
1

0
0
2
133
1
33
0
1
71
3
433
32
2

7
7
152
41
39
6
1
1
49
26
167
22
0

3
1
24
9
16
2
0
0
2
1
5
0
0

4
6
128
32
23
4
1
1
47
25
162
22
0

0
10
169
64
0
57
11
0
47
39
0
3
22

Mental Health
COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Appeals

Column Key:
Includes most types of mental health cases, including but not limited to postcertification treatment (W&I 5300), LPS
(C)
Conservatorship (W&I 5350), narcotics addict (W&I 3050/3051), commitments (PC 2966), mental competency (PC 1368),
sexually violent predator (W&I 6600), juvenile (W&I 1800), mentally retarded and dangerous (W&I 6500), and W&I Code,
4500.
(D)

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Includes other mental health cases not included in (C) for JBSIS courts, and noncriminal habeas corpus reported by nonJBSIS courts.

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

143

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Probate (Estates, Guardianships, and Conservatorships)


Method of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts
Table 12c

Fiscal Year 201415


Before Trial

After Trial

COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissals and
Transfers
(C)

Other
Before Trial
(D)

STATEWIDE

44,456

27,701

2,261

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

1,873
(i) 7
79
518
118
29
1,487
83
281
1,114
56
275
237
45
1,086
154
169
54
11,073
186
438
38
204
346
36
7
441
208
171
2,857
473
51
2,449
1,733
60
2,312
2,618
1,066
836
352
1,041
530
2,079
314
375

1,264
(i) 4
24
405
83
27
984
87
70
875
36
244
200
26
871
26
163
48
7,622
154
347
27
207
(i) 126
27
0
386
186
105
(i)
156
47
2,063
713
65
673
1,089
556
651
271
496
399
1,657
266
533

151
1
6
33
13
3
159
1
66
85
5
21
15
2
9
0
9
5
6
9
33
1
29
0
7
0
26
15
18
(i)
32
2
346
0
18
454
131
13
100
14
4
66
4
8
43

Judicial Council of California

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By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

13,310

12,126

1,095
3
18
49
68
24
825
29
3
768
0
21
181
23
338
26
54
43
251
67
283
26
162
125
19
0
145
167
73
(i)
119
30
1,657
713
33
206
958
0
510
255
492
315
79
254
452

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
(i)
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0

18
0
0
323
2
0
0
57
1
22
31
201
4
1
524
0
100
0
7,365
78
31
0
16
1
1
0
215
4
14
(i)
5
15
60
0
14
11
0
543
41
2
0
18
1,574
4
38

2016 Court Statistics Report

Probate (Estates, Guardianships, and Conservatorships)


Method of Disposition, by County

Superior Courts
Table 12c

Fiscal Year 201415


Before Trial

After Trial

COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Dismissals and
Transfers
(C)

Other
Before Trial
(D)

By Jury
(E)

By Court
(F)

STATEWIDE

44,456

27,701

2,261

13,310

12,126

7
111
587
850
764
160
132
32
429
106
971
235
113

9
102
335
842
499
155
85
28
286
108
716
173
104

1
6
72
65
14
8
8
2
17
6
64
22
13

8
96
248
773
464
147
75
24
21
99
155
150
91

0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
14
4
21
0
2
2
248
3
497
1
0

Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
(C)(F)
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(C)
(D)

Includes other dismissals and transfers and cases dismissed for lack of prosecution.
Includes summary judgments and all other judgments before trial.

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

145

2016 Court Statistics Report

Mental HealthStage of Case at Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 12d

Stage of Case at Disposition


COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Before
Hearing
(C)

After
Hearing
(D)

STATEWIDE

29,718

24,557

5,656

18,901

826
(i)
34
154
34
14
234
162
29
985
41
244
94
1
996
310
90
15
8,194
46
185
1
64
54
7
2
106
172
30
2,324
218
2
650
2,058
21
991
1,407
2,672
1,097
798
173
366
718
63
47

895
(i)
28
161
27
7
100
161
18
1,053
28
217
11
2
851
24
87
17
8,587
31
189
1
24
(i) 46
0
1
110
152
5
(i)
7
3
612
2,263
0
886
1,799
2,709
584
60
76
171
536
55
30

276
0
0
1
2
0
2
141
4
28
23
21
6
0
34
22
2
7
1,261
3
118
0
18
2
0
0
24
29
5
(i)
5
0
226
1,559
0
116
77
255
416
28
22
62
300
6
3

619
0
28
160
25
7
98
20
14
1,025
5
196
5
2
817
2
85
10
7,326
28
71
1
6
44
0
1
86
123
0
(i)
2
3
386
704
0
770
1,722
2,454
168
32
54
109
236
49
27

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

Judicial Council of California

146

2016 Court Statistics Report

Mental HealthStage of Case at Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 12d

Stage of Case at Disposition


COUNTY

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Before
Hearing
(C)

After
Hearing
(D)

STATEWIDE

29,718

24,557

5,656

18,901

1
1
478
715
463
95
20
8
295
38
807
60
8

0
3
85
606
1
59
3
10
375
41
709
38
3

0
0
36
152
0
6
0
0
25
2
330
0
1

0
3
49
454
1
53
3
10
350
39
379
38
2

Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit complete
(C)(D)
data for all manner of disposition data elements.
(D)

After Hearing includes jury trials.

Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

147

2016 Court Statistics Report

Civil and Criminal AppealsStage of Case at Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 12e

Stage of Case at Disposition


COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

Judicial Council of California

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Before
Hearing
(C)

After
Hearing
(D)

5,064

4,777

2,192

2,592

164
(i)
3
22
3
6
200
10
61
48
0
8
38
7
71
114
7
6
811
17
64
2
13
15
0
1
39
36
13
379
29
1
291
218
1
485
306
182
96
9
38
15
173
56
671

151
(i)
3
20
6
0
109
16
18
50
0
18
30
1
114
18
6
4
992
18
96
0
7
(i) 5
0
10
53
20
10
309
34
4
273
255
5
110
688
257
66
7
42
63
168
35
168

72
0
0
9
1
0
24
3
15
3
0
5
28
1
0
6
4
2
504
14
12
0
1
3
0
0
22
8
3
167
0
1
162
89
0
53
484
61
23
4
10
63
75
7
92

79
0
3
11
5
0
85
13
3
47
0
13
2
0
114
12
2
2
488
4
84
0
6
2
0
10
31
12
7
142
34
3
111
166
5
57
204
196
43
10
32
0
93
28
76

148

2016 Court Statistics Report

Civil and Criminal AppealsStage of Case at Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 12e

Stage of Case at Disposition


COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

Before
Hearing
(C)

After
Hearing
(D)

5,064

4,777

2,192

2,592

3
8
72
34
45
8
2
2
52
13
77
19
0

7
7
152
41
39
6
1
1
49
26
167
22
0

3
4
21
15
23
6
1
1
4
6
68
9
0

4
3
131
26
16
0
0
0
45
20
99
13
0

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
(C)(D)
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

149

2016 Court Statistics Report

Habeas Corpus Criminal Stage of Case at Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 12f

Stage of Case at Disposition


Before
After
Hearing
Hearing
(C)
(D)

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

STATEWIDE

7,898

7,420

6,431

989

Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

240
(i)
73
126
0
2
150
1
56
473
13
45
105
1
628
95
36
89
1,058
85
83
1
37
2
12
2
244
35
22
353
109
4
672
596
0
513
431
121
201
102
92
101
143
17
86

125
(i)
66
116
0
1
100
0
41
338
5
55
99
1
581
57
42
77
1,058
74
89
0
31
(i)
10
1
257
38
20
662
92
3
554
687
0
433
488
71
187
104
17
99
208
27
84

125
0
59
111
0
1
99
0
37
337
5
50
4
1
580
57
37
77
1,046
74
89
0
31
0
10
1
257
38
19
0
92
3
523
670
0
433
485
71
185
103
17
89
138
27
61

0
0
7
5
0
0
1
0
4
1
0
5
95
0
1
0
5
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
662
0
0
31
17
0
0
3
0
2
1
0
10
70
0
23

COUNTY

Judicial Council of California

150

2016 Court Statistics Report

Habeas Corpus Criminal Stage of Case at Disposition, by County

Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Table 12f

Stage of Case at Disposition


Before
After
Hearing
Hearing
(C)
(D)

Total
Filings
(A)

Total
Dispositions
(B)

7,898

7,420

6,431

989

0
11
192
77
154
55
20
0
60
46
0
2
26

0
10
169
64
0
57
11
0
47
39
0
3
22

0
10
147
54
0
57
11
0
46
39
0
3
22

0
0
22
10
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0

Column Key:
The total of the manner of disposition categories may not add up to (B) because not all courts were able to submit
(C)(D)
complete data for all manner of disposition data elements.
Notes:
(i)
0 or

Incomplete data; reports were submitted for less than a full year.
The court reported that no cases occurred or the court did not submit a report in this category.

Judicial Council of California

151

2016 Court Statistics Report

Authorized Judicial Positions and Judicial Position


Equivalents, by County

Superior Courts
Table 13a

Fiscal Year 201415


Judicial Positions as of June 30, 2015

Total
(A)

Judges
(B)

Total
(C)

Commissioners
(D)

Referees
(E)

Judicial
Position
Equivalents
(F)

2,013.1

1,715

298.1

288.2

9.9

2,013.8

85.0
2.3
2.3
13.0
2.3
2.3
46.0
2.8
9.0
49.0
2.3
8.0
11.3
2.3
43.0
8.6
4.7
2.3
585.3
9.3
12.7
2.3
8.4
12.0
2.3
2.3
21.2
8.0
7.6
144.0
14.5
2.3
76.0
72.5
2.3
86.0
154.0
55.9
33.5
15.0
33.0
24.0
89.0
13.5
12.0

75
2
2
11
2
2
38
2
8
43
2
7
10
2
36
7
4
2
482
9
12
2
8
10
2
2
19
6
6
124
10
2
62
62
2
71
132
52
29
12
26
21
79
11
10

10.0
0.3
0.3
2.0
0.3
0.3
8.0
0.8
1.0
6.0
0.3
1.0
1.3
0.3
7.0
1.6
0.7
0.3
103.3
0.3
0.7
0.3
0.4
2.0
0.3
0.3
2.2
2.0
1.6
20.0
4.5
0.3
14.0
10.5
0.3
15.0
22.0
3.9
4.5
3.0
7.0
3.0
10.0
2.5
2.0

10.0
0.3
0.3
2.0
0.3
0.3
8.0
0.8
1.0
6.0
0.3
1.0
0.3
0.3
7.0
1.6
0.7
0.3
103.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.4
2.0
0.3
0.3
2.2
2.0
1.6
20.0
4.0
0.3
14.0
4.0
0.3
15.0
22.0
3.9
4.0
3.0
7.0
3.0
10.0
2.5
2.0

Subordinate Judicial Officers


COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Unfunded judgeships
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

Judicial Council of California

50

152

1.0

0.4

0.5

6.5

0.5

83.9
2.3
2.8
14.0
3.0
2.4
48.3
3.3
10.9
50.4
2.4
8.7
11.7
2.8
44.1
9.4
5.8
2.9
572.9
9.4
11.8
2.4
8.7
12.8
2.3
2.5
21.9
8.5
8.1
147.4
16.3
2.4
86.4
78.7
2.6
89.7
151.9
59.0
35.6
15.9
33.3
26.1
92.0
14.2
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Authorized Judicial Positions and Judicial Position


Equivalents, by County

Superior Courts
Table 13a

Fiscal Year 201415


Judicial Positions as of June 30, 2015

Total
(A)

Judges
(B)

Total
(C)

Commissioners
(D)

Referees
(E)

Judicial
Position
Equivalents
(F)

2,013.1

1,715

298.1

288.2

9.9

2,013.8

0.3
1.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
3.0
0.8
4.0
1.4
0.3

0.3
1.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
3.0
0.8
4.0
0.4
0.3

Subordinate Judicial Officers


COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Unfunded judgeships
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

50
2.3
5.0
23.0
23.0
24.0
5.3
4.3
2.3
23.0
4.8
33.0
12.4
5.3

2
4
20
20
21
5
4
2
20
4
29
11
5

1.0

2.4
5.3
24.7
24.9
24.6
5.7
4.6
2.5
25.1
4.9
35.5
13.0
5.3

Column Key:
The 50 new judgeships authorized by Assembly Bill 159, effective January 2008, are included in the statewide total in (B.)
(B)
These judgeships are still unfunded and are not shown in individual courts like in previous versions of the Court Statistics
Report.
(C)

Sum of (D) + (E.) Total may not match exactly because of rounding caused by fractional commissioner and referee
positions.

(F)

Reflects authorized judicial positions adjusted for vacancies, assistance rendered by the court, and assistance received by
the court from assigned judges, temporary judges, commissioners, and referees.

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 13b

Permanent Resources as of June 30, 2015


COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Unfunded judgeships
Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta

Judicial Council of California

Days in Fiscal Year 201415

Judges
(A)

Commissioners
(B)

Referees
(C)

Vacancies
(D)

Assistance
Received
(E)

1,715

288.2

9.9

31,128

32,510

50
75
2
2
11
2
2
38
2
8
43
2
7
10
2
36
7
4
2
482
9
12
2
8
10
2
2
19
6
6
124
10
2
62
62
2
71
132
52
29
12
26
21
79
11
10

Assistance
Rendered
(F)
1,192

Judicial
Position
Equivalents
(G)
2,013.8

50
10.0
0.3
0.3
2.0
0.3
0.3
8.0
0.8
1.0
6.0
0.3
1.0
0.3
0.3
7.0
1.6
0.7
0.3
103.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.4
2.0
0.3
0.3
2.2
2.0
1.6
20.0
4.0
0.3
14.0
4.0
0.3
15.0
22.0
3.9
4.0
3.0
7.0
3.0
10.0
2.5
2.0

1,009
112
130

404
170
194

1.0
0.0

322

0.0

6,713

0.4

406
40
31

186

2,009
0.5

6.5

0.5

0.0

154

945
283
962
1,253
642
148
123
239
170
1,183

738
2
226
382
179
16
1,001
132
640
569
32
180
92
123
607
205
265
150
4,673
36
174
76
69
228
8
38
351
131
130
2,864
435
27
3,519
1,812
66
1,879
775
1,504
661
341
305
699
1,936
165
346

15

36

1,012

32
84

13

83.9
2.3
2.8
14.0
3.0
2.4
48.3
3.3
10.9
50.4
2.4
8.7
11.7
2.8
44.1
9.4
5.8
2.9
572.9
9.4
11.8
2.4
8.7
12.8
2.3
2.5
21.9
8.5
8.1
147.4
16.3
2.4
86.4
78.7
2.6
89.7
151.9
59.0
35.6
15.9
33.3
26.1
92.0
14.2
13.4

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Superior Courts

Fiscal Year 201415

Table 13b

Permanent Resources as of June 30, 2015


COUNTY
STATEWIDE
Unfunded judgeships
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

Days in Fiscal Year 201415

Judges
(A)

Commissioners
(B)

Referees
(C)

Vacancies
(D)

Assistance
Received
(E)

1,715

288.2

9.9

31,128

32,510

50
2
4
20
20
21
5
4
2
20
4
29
11
5

Assistance
Rendered
(F)
1,192

Judicial
Position
Equivalents
(G)
2,013.8

50
0.3
1.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
3.0
0.8
4.0
0.4
0.3

24
217

0.0

1.0

449
117
126
121

22
79
439
468
362
90
76
50
976
152
744
265

2.4
5.3
24.7
24.9
24.6
5.7
4.6
2.5
25.1
4.9
35.5
13.0
5.3

Column Key:
The 50 new judgeships authorized by Assembly Bill 159, effective January 2008, are still unfunded and are included in the
(A)
statewide total but not shown in individual courts like in previous versions of the Court Statistics Report.
(D)
(E)

Number of working days during the fiscal year that were not utilized because of an unfilled judge position.
Assistance received from assigned judges, temporary commissioners and referees, and attorneys acting as temporary
judges.

(F)
(G)

Assistance rendered to other trial courts or appellate courts.


(A) + (B) + (C) + [ ( D + E F)/ 248]. There were 248 available working days in Fiscal Year 201415. The 50 new judgeships
authorized by Assembly Bill 159, effective January 2008, are included in (A.) With the positions unfilled pending funding
approval by the Legislature, they are considered vacant and counted in column (D.)

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