In 2010, criminal appeals by permission comprised 78 percent of court of last resort caseloads for the four courts that reported complete composition data and 51 percent of the intermediate appellate court caseloads in the five reporting courts. Civil cases were filed at a greater rate in intermediate appellate courts (47%) than in courts of last resort (20%). This is likely the result of differences in the case type jurisdictions of the two courts; courts of last resort tend to hear civil cases when they are appeals by right (e.g., cases that exceed a certain dollar amount or pertain to certain case types).