Judicial Caseload Profile Report
U.S. DISTRICT COURT - JUDICIAL CASELOAD PROFILE
12-MONTH PERIOD ENDING
SEPTEMBER 30
TENNESSEE WESTERN 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 Numerical Standing
OVERALL
CASELOAD
STATISTICS
Filings* 2,003 1,978 1,826 1,943 1,887 1,913
U.S.
Circuit
Terminations 1,716 1,787 1,820 1,923 1,964 1,949    
Pending 1,803 1,521 1,324 1,301 1,262 1,403    
% Change in Total Filings Over Last Year 1.3         49 7
Over Earlier Years 9.7 3.1 6.1 4.7 52 6
Number of Judgeships 5 5 5 5 5 5    
Vacant Judgeship Months** 5.5 10.6 12.0 7.6 .0 .0    
ACTIONS
PER
JUDGESHIP
FILINGS Total 401 395 365 389 377 383 62 7
Civil 269 278 296 328 302 316 68 9
Criminal Felony 104 100 69 61 75 67 23 2
Supervised Release Hearings** 28 17 - - - - 21 2
Pending Cases 361 304 265 260 252 281 59 8
Weighted Filings** 484 501 439 431 451 431 48 4
Terminations 343 357 364 385 393 390 72 9
Trials Completed 24 17 18 25 27 30 24 3
MEDIAN
TIMES
(months)
From Filing to Disposition Criminal Felony 9.1 8.4 7.9 8.3 7.2 8.7 70 7
Civil** 10.5 9.5 9.7 9.1 10.7 9.1 63 4
From Filing to Trial** (Civil Only) 18.0 20.0 16.5 17.3 18.5 19.6 17 2
OTHER Civil Cases Over 3 Years Old** Number 31 30 22 13 24 51    
Percentage 2.5 2.9 2.2 1.2 2.5 4.6 36 4
Average Number of Felony Defendants Filed Per Case 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5    
Jurors Avg. Present for Jury Selection 43.27 40.67 39.53 40.17 37.18 37.90    
Percent Not Selected or Challenged 42.3 40.5 43.8 47.8 36.8 37.9    

2003 CIVIL AND CRIMINAL FELONY FILINGS BY NATURE OF SUIT AND OFFENSE
Type of TOTAL A B C D E F G H I J K L
Civil 1344 55 3 399 24 3 47 190 159 19 368 3 74
Criminal* 515 17 12 215 1 35 108 ** 21 53 3 13 37

*   Filings in the "Overall Caseload Statistics" section include criminal transfers, while filings "By Nature of Offense" do not.
** See "Explanation of Selected Terms."