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Judicial Caseload Indicators

Judicial Caseload Indicators
12–Month Periods Ending September 30
Judicial Caseload 2003 2008 2011 2012 Percent
Change
Since 2003
Percent
Change
Since 2008
Percent
Change
Since 2011
U.S. Courts of Appeals1
Appeals Filed 60,847 61,104 55,126 57,501 -5.5 -5.9 4.3
Appeals Terminated 56,396 59,096 57,357 57,570 2.1 -2.6 0.4
Appeals Pending 44,690 53,332 43,6142 43,545 -2.6 -18.4 -0.2
U.S. District Courts              
Civil              
Cases Filed 252,962 267,257 289,252 278,442 10.1 4.2 -3.7
Cases Terminated 253,015 234,571 303,158 271,572 7.3 15.8 -10.4
Cases Pending 257,476 294,122 267,4952 274,365 6.6 -6.7 2.6
Criminal (Includes Transfers)
Defendants Filed 92,714 92,355 102,931 94,121 1.5 1.9 -8.6
Defendant Terminations 85,626 91,817 101,454 97,728 14.1 6.4 -3.7
Defendants Pending 84,061 101,936 111,968 107,703 28.1 5.7 -3.8
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
Cases Filed 1,661,996 1,042,806 1,467,221 1,261,140 -24.1 20.9 -14.0
Cases Terminated 1,568,087 975,296 1,461,896 1,304,429 -16.8 33.7 -10.8
Cases Pending 1,710,428 1,350,175 1,667,2472 1,623,916 -5.1 20.3 -2.6
Post-Conviction Supervision
Persons Under Supervision 110,621 120,676 129,780 132,340 19.6 9.7 2.0
Pretrial Services
Total Cases Activated 97,317 99,670 113,875 109,242 12.3 9.6 -4.1
Pretrial Services Cases Activated 95,492 98,244 112,969 108,273 13.4 10.2 -4.2
Pretrial Diversion Cases Activated 1,825 1,426 906 969 -46.9 -32.0 7.0
Total Released on Supervision 35,524 31,951 30,337 29,195 -17.8 -8.6 -3.8
Pretrial Supervision 33,681 30,653 29,004 27,829 -17.4 -9.2 -4.1
Diversion Supervision 1,843 1,298 1,333 1,366 -25.9 5.2 2.5
1 Excludes the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
2 Revised.