Report Descriptions – New Data

 


District Court Data Reports – Data for September 2010 to the present

 

Activity by County Summary

This report contains summary data, broken down by civil, family, criminal and juvenile case types, for the district courts in each county on the number of cases filed, disposed, and pending for the time period selected.

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Activity Detail

 

This report mirrors the Official District Court Report form. It contains detailed data on the number of criminal, civil, family and juvenile cases filed, disposed, and pending for the time period selected. Reports may be run for individual counties or statewide totals.

 

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Age of Cases Disposed

This report contains summary data by county for district courts on the age of civil, family, criminal and juvenile cases when they were disposed, which is a measure of case backlog. The age of disposition is calculated from the date of filing (not the appearance date).

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Information on Trafficking of Persons

This report summarizes by county the number of cases filed in the district courts for trafficking of persons, prostitution, and compelling prostitution.

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Performance Measures

This report contains calculations of the civil, family, criminal, and juvenile case clearance rates and backlog indices for the district courts in each county.

The clearance rate (i.e., number of cases disposed/number of cases added to the docket) is a measure of how effectively a court is disposing the cases added to its docket. A clearance rate of 100 percent indicates that the court disposed of the same number of cases as were added to the docket during the same time period, resulting in no changes to the court’s backlog.

The backlog index is a calculation used to measure the size of a court’s backlog. It measures the pending caseload against the court’s capacity to dispose of the caseload during a given time period. Specifically, it is the number of active cases (of a given type) pending at the beginning of the year, divided by the total number of cases (of the given case type) disposed during the year.  A backlog index of 1.0 means that the court disposed of the equivalent of the pending caseload in one year. Thus, a score of 0.5 equals half a year, or six months. A court should have a minimum goal of achieving a civil backlog index of 1.0 or less. On average, criminal cases should be disposed more quickly than major civil cases, so court should maintain a lower backlog index for criminal cases than civil cases.

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Sentencing Information by County

This report summarizes by county the types of sentences imposed in district courts for the time period selected.

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Summary of Other Civil and Family Activity by County

This report summarizes by county additional information collected for civil and family cases in district courts for the time period selected. Items include, but are not limited to, mistrials, protective orders, and  cases in which the plaintiff represented himself.

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Summary of Other Criminal Activity by County

 

This report summarizes by county additional information collected for criminal cases in district courts for the time period selected. Items include, but are not limited to, mistrials, competency hearings, cases in which an attorney was appointed as counsel, and cases in which counsel was retained at the time of disposition.

 

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Summary of Other Juvenile Activity by County

 

This report summarizes by county additional information collected for juvenile cases in district courts for the time period selected. Items include, but are not limited to, detention hearings, competency hearings, cases in which an attorney was appointed as counsel, and cases in which counsel was retained at the time of disposition.

 

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