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Court Statistics Project Publishes 2019 State Court Caseload Digest

The Court Statistics Project (CSP), a joint project between the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC),  has published the 2019 edition of State Court Caseload Digest, which uses 2017 data to update caseload totals.

National, civil, domestic relations, criminal, juvenile, traffic, and appellate caseloads are covered.  On the national level, after years of increasing caseloads reported by state trial courts in the previous decade, the most recent 10-year period shows a slow but steady decline since 2008. Total trial court caseloads in 2017 were roughly the same as those reported in 1993.