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Indiana Judicial Service Report 2006: Volume I--Executive Summary

NCJ Number
222641
Date Published
2006
Annotation
This executive summary of the 2006 Indiana Judicial Service Report summarizes caseload information and fiscal data for Indiana courts.
Abstract
The caseload data indicate that 1,784,359 new cases were filed in 2006, a 6.04-percent increase from 2005. The number of new cases filed in all Indiana courts in 2006 was 20.05-percent greater than the number filed in 1997. The most significant increase in new filings occurred in the category of juvenile miscellaneous cases, which increased by 25.28 percent from 2005. Other notable increases occurred in mortgage foreclosure (19.78 percent); ordinance violations (18.56 percent); juvenile termination of parental rights (14.79 percent); miscellaneous criminal (14.22 percent); and paternity (12.99 percent). The most significant decrease in new filings occurred in the case category of children in need of supervision, which showed a 10.18-percent decrease. Indiana courts disposed of 1,728,008 cases in 2006, a 4.65-percent increase from 2005. The number of cases disposed in all Indiana courts in 2006 was 17.60 percent greater than the number disposed in 1997. The most significant increase in case dispositions was in the category of miscellaneous criminal cases, which saw a 34.03-percent increase from 2005. The fiscal data show an overall increase in 2006 expenditures and revenues. Total expenditures by the State, county, and local governmental units in the operation of the judicial system increased 13.89 percent from 2005. All courts in the State, including city, town, and Marion County Small Claims, generated $215,231,800 in revenue. In operating the judicial system during fiscal year 2005/2006, Indiana spent $125,090,606. Tables and figures