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NCJ Number: 51884 Find in a Library
Title: STATE COURT CASELOAD STATISTICS - ADVANCE REPORT, 1975
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Information & Statistics Service
Washington, DC 20531
National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT PRESENTS SELECTED CASEFLOW DATA FOR GENERAL JURISDICTION COURTS FOR 1975, REPORT METHODOLOGY, DATA LIMITATION AND AVAILABILITY INFORMATION, AND A GUIDE TO UNITS OF COUNTING FOR THE REPORT.
Abstract: GENERAL JURISDICTION COURT DATA WERE COMPILED FROM PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED DATA RECEIVED FROM THE STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. DATA IS LIMITED BY THE STATES' VARIATIONS IN REFERENCE PERIODS, JURISDICTION, DEFINITIONS OF UNITS OF COUNTING, AND DATA COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY. GENERAL FINDINGS INDICATE THAT MORE THAN 6 MILLION CRIMINAL, CIVIL, AND JUVENILE CASES WERE FILED IN COURTS OF GENERAL JURISDICTION IN 1975; 63 PERCENT OF THESE WERE CIVIL CASES, 28 PERCENT WERE CRIMINAL, AND 8 PERCENT WERE JUVENILE. MOST OF THE REPORTING STATES HAD AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PENDING CASELOADS AT THE END OF 1975 COMPARED WITH THE BEGINNING OF THAT YEAR. ALTHOUGH THERE WERE 4.5 TIMES AS MANY CIVIL CASES PENDING AS CRIMINAL CASES, PERCENT INCREASES IN THE PENDING CRIMINAL CASELOAD WERE GREATER THAN IN THE PENDING CIVIL CASELOAD. THE MAJORITY OF STATES INDICATED THAT THEY HANDLE ALL OR SOME OF THEIR JUVENILE CASES IN GENERAL JURISDICTION COURTS, BUT ONLY HALF OF THESE STATES REPORTED PENDING JUVENILE CASE DATA FOR THE BEGINNING AND END OF 1975. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Caseloads; State courts
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