Text Size -A+

Judicial Caseload Indicators

 

Judicial Caseload Indicators
12-Month Periods Ending September 30
Judicial Caseload 2004 2009 2012 2013 Percent
Change
Since 2004
Percent
Change
Since 2009
Percent
Change
Since 2012
U.S. Courts of Appeals 1
Appeals Filed  62,762 57,740 57,501 56,475 -10.0 -2.2 -1.8
Appeals Terminated  56,381 60,508 57,570 58,393 3.6 -3.5 1.4
Appeals Pending 51,226 49,885 43,588 2 41,670 -18.7 -16.5 -4.4
U.S. District Courts
Civil
Cases Filed 281,338 276,397 278,442 284,604 1.2 3.0 2.2
Cases Terminated 252,761 263,703 271,572 255,260 1.0 -3.2 -6.0
Cases Pending 284,696 311,353 271,141 2 300,485 5.5 -3.5 10.8
Criminal (Includes Transfers)
Defendants Filed 93,349 97,982 94,121 91,266 -2.2 -6.9 -3.0
Defendant Terminations 83,606 95,598 97,728 91,506 9.4 -4.3 -6.4
Defendants Pending 91,507 105,723 107,703 107,895 17.9 2.1 0.2
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
Cases Filed 1,618,987 1,402,816 1,261,140 1,107,699 -31.6 -21.0 -12.2
Cases Terminated 1,671,177 1,197,649 1,304,429 1,197,918 -28.3 0.0 -8.2
Cases Pending 1,658,081 1,559,129 1,624,606 2 1,534,652 -7.4 -1.6 -5.5
Post-Conviction Supervision
Persons Under Supervision 112,883 124,183 132,340 131,869 16.8 6.2 -0.4
Pretrial Services
Total Cases Activated 100,005 105,326 109,242 108,705 8.7 3.2 -0.5
Pretrial Services Cases Activated 98,152 104,248 108,273 108,002 10.0 3.6 -0.3
Pretrial Diversion Cases Activated 1,853 1,078 969 703 -62.1 -34.8 -27.5
Total Released on Supervision 34,840 29,624 29,195 28,664 -17.7 -3.2 -1.8
Pretrial Supervision 32,993 28,427 27,829 27,612 -16.3 -2.9 -0.8
Diversion Supervision 1,847 1,197 1,366 1,052 -43.0 -12.1 -23.0
1 Excludes the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
2 Revised.