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Friday, 31st December 2010

U.S. District Court Filings Continue to Climb

U.S. District Court Filings Continue to Climb

Source:  Administrative Office of the United States Courts

Newly posted statistics show that the nation’s federal trial courts experienced increases in the numbers of new civil and criminal cases filed in the 12-month period ending March 31, 2010.

The number of new civil cases filed in U.S. district courts rose to 282,307 – a 9.2 percent increase over the previous 12-month period.

The number of new criminal cases filed rose to 77,287 – a 3.7 percent increase.

These statistics were among many contained in the Judicial Caseload Indicators compiled by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.



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