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Judicial Caseload Indicators

Judicial Caseload Indicators
12–Month Periods Ending March 31
Judicial Caseload 2004 2009 2012 2013 Percent
Change
Since 2004
Percent
Change
Since 2009
Percent
Change
Since 2012
U.S. Courts of Appeals1
Cases Filed 60,505 60,358 56,624 56,453 -6.7 -6.5 -0.3
Cases Terminated 56,243 59,604 57,002 58,459 3.9 -1.9 2.6
Cases Pending 46,976 50,946 44,1942 42,188 -10.2 -17.2 -4.5
U.S. District Courts              
Civil              
Cases Filed 255,851 258,535 285,260 271,950 6.3 5.2 -4.7
Cases Terminated 241,861 238,640 288,330 254,619 5.3 6.7 -11.7
Cases Pending 263,440 302,808 262,9502 280,281 6.4 -7.4 6.6
Criminal (Includes Transfers)
Defendants Filed 92,761 95,736 99,183 91,964 -0.9 -3.9 -7.3
Defendant Terminations 84,897 95,233 100,973 93,971 10.7 -1.3 -6.9
Defendants Pending 87,346 101,781 107,805 106,206 21.6 4.3 -1.5
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
Cases Filed 1,654,847 1,202,395 1,367,006 1,170,324 -29.3 -2.7 -14.4
Cases Terminated 1,641,103 1,073,619 1,385,725 1,241,836 -24.3 15.7 -10.4
Cases Pending 1,675,188 1,418,472 1,641,8892 1,570,447 -6.3 10.7 -4.4
Post-Conviction Supervision
Persons Under Supervision 112,486 122,633 132,329 132,307 17.6 7.9 0.0
Pretrial Services
Total Cases Activated 98,262 102,499 112,460 101,820 3.6 -0.7 -9.5
Pretrial Services Cases Activated 96,525 101,208 111,533 100,536 4.2 -0.7 -9.9
Pretrial Diversion Cases Activated 1,737 1,291 927 1,284 -26.1 -0.5 38.5
Total Released on Supervision 35,487 30,472 30,044 28,569 -19.5 -6.2 -4.9
Pretrial Supervision 33,678 29,236 28,715 27,164 -19.3 -7.1 -5.4
Diversion Supervision 1,809 1,236 1,329 1,405 -22.3 13.7 5.7
1 Excludes the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
2 Revised.