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March 16, 2013

Court-at-law, one year later

Backlog, jail population don’t fall as expected


Corsicana —

By the Numbers: Case Count

The numbers below show the January backlog in each category for both courts. The second court went to work in Jan. 2012.

Year        2010    2011    2012    2013

District Court

Criminal        649    649    549    469

Civil        1,377*    897    965    896

Family         n/a    802    901    841

Juvenile        21      25      29      24

County Court at Law

Criminal        n/a    n/a     12    128

Civil        n/a    n/a       6    114

Family Law    n/a    n/a     12    165

Juvenile        n/a    n/a       0        7

Total        2,047    2,373    2,462    2,644

• In 2010, both civil and family cases were classified as civil.

• The second court went to work in Jan. 2012.

Source: Navarro County District Clerk’s office


Dispositions (cases resolved) in Navarro County courts

        Year    2010    2011    2012

        District Court

        Criminal    906    881    717

        Civil    1179    467    458

        Family    n/a    501    418

        Juvenile    38    18    21

        County Court at Law

        Criminal    n/a*    n/a*    191

        Civil    n/a*    n/a*    75

        Family    n/a*    n/a*    184

        Juvenile    n/a*    n/a*    21

        Total    2,323    1,867    2,085

*The second court went to work in Jan. 2012.

Source: Navarro County District Clerk’s office

Jail population 2011 and 2012

        Year       2011       2012

        January        212        221

        February    191        201

        March        173        185

        April        185        195

        May        206        213

        June        196        197

        July        177        199

        August        187        206

        September  204        194

        October         184        178

        November   172        166

        December   174        157


 Source: Navarro County Sheriff’s office

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