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Title: Indiana Judicial Service Report: 2006 Volume II Caseload Statistics
Corporate Author: Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Admininstration
United States of America
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 822
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana Supreme Court
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Sale Source: Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Admininstration
30 S. Meridian St., Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Volume II of the Indiana Judicial Service Report presents caseload information for every trial court in Indiana, with subtotals for each county.
Abstract: The caseload data indicate that 1,784,359 new cases were filed in 2006, a 6.04-percent increase from 2005. The number of new cases filed in all Indiana courts in 2006 was 20.05-percent greater than the number filed in 1997. The most significant increase in new filings occurred in the category of juvenile miscellaneous cases, which increased by 25.28 percent from 2005. Other notable increases occurred in mortgage foreclosure (19.78 percent); ordinance violations (18.56 percent); juvenile termination of parental rights (14.79 percent); miscellaneous criminal (14.22 percent); and paternity (12.99 percent). The most significant decrease in new filings occurred in the case category of children in need of supervision, which showed a 10.18-percent decrease. Other notable decreases occurred in postconviction relief (9.48-percent decline); trusts (6.33-percent decline); estates (4.64-percent decline); and small claims (4.49-percent decline). Of the criminal, juvenile, civil, and probate/adoption case categories, the criminal category composed 65.4 percent of total cases filed in 2006. The most significant change from 2005 new filings was in the criminal category (9.21-percent increase). The number of cases disposed in all Indiana courts in 2006 was 17.60 percent greater than the number disposed in 1997. The most significant increase in case dispositions was in the category of miscellaneous criminal cases, which saw a 34.03-percent increase from 2005. Of the criminal, juvenile, civil, and probate/adoption case categories, the criminal category constituted 66.15 percent of total cases disposed in 2006. Of the aforementioned case categories, the juvenile category showed the most significant change, i.e., a 10.55-percent increase from 2005 dispositions. Of the 1,728,008 dispositions in 2006, 76.47 percent were disposed in Courts of Record. This volume also indicates the method of case disposition in each court, the amount of time that additional judicial officers served in a given court, and other judicial activities. Tables and graphs
Main Term(s): Caseloads; Court statistics; Indiana
Index Term(s): County courts; Court personnel; Dispositions; Municipal courts; State courts
Note: For other volumes in this series, see NCJ-222641 and NCJ-222643
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