National Overview
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Total Incoming Cases in State Courts,
2007-2016

Caseloads have declined steadily since the Great Recession.  Go
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Total Incoming Cases in State Courts,
Traffic vs. Non-Traffic Caseloads, 2007-2016

Traffic caseloads declined more sharply.  Go

Incoming Non-Traffic Caseloads
by Case Category, 2007-2016

Non-Traffic caseloads may be leveling off.  Go

Composition of Incoming Cases,
All Trial Courts, 2016

General and Limited Jurisdiction courts have very different caseloads.  Go

Number of Incoming Cases,
by Case Category and Tier, 2016

84.2 million cases were filed in 2016. Go