National Center for State Courts
This data collection provides comparable measures of state
appellate and trial court caseloads by type of case for the 50 states,
the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Court caseloads are
tabulated according to generic reporting categories developed by the
Court Statistics Project Committee of the Conference of State Court
Administrators. These categories describe differences in the unit of
count and the point of count when compiling each court's caseload.
Major areas of investigation include (1) case filings in state
appellate and trial courts, (2) case processing and dispositions in
state appellate and trial courts, and (3) appellate opinions. Within
each of these areas of state government investigation, cases are
separated by main case type, including civil cases, capital punishment
cases, other criminal cases, juvenile cases, and administrative agency
State Court Statistics Series
National Center for State Courts. State Court Statistics, 2004: [United States]. ICPSR20281-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-11-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20281.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20281.v1
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This study was funded by:
- State Justice Institute
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Published annual reports of administrative court
offices and unpublished statistics provided by state administrative
offices of the court and clerks of state appellate courts.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Performed consistency checks.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2007-11-14
LaFountain, Robert C.,
Schauffler, Richard Y.,
Strickland, Shauna M.,
Raftery, William E.,
Bromage, Chantal G.
Examining the Work of State Courts, 2006: A National Perspective from the Court Statistics Project
National Center for State Courts .
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