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Butte County Court Caseload Data and Trends

Depending on the law enforcement practices, and political and economic climates, court case statistics will vary from year to year in specific areas of Butte County, CA.

The Butte County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 31,297 filings, which indicates a decrease of 3% from 32,354 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court31,297

Most Popular Court Cases

You can tell a lot about an area by the types of court cases that appear in county courts.

Butte County court records data dates back to 2012. Some may date back further, but they started formally recording them since 2012. There was a total of 31,297 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 76% of the total filings. The next most popular types of court cases are civil and family law cases. Check out the table below to review the filing information for a specific court case type in county.

There are various options to search for a Butte County court case using someone’s name, the court type, the courthouse or county name, and other information.

Cases Type Number of filings in 2018
Criminal23,800
Civil3,690
Family Law2,882
Probate482
Dependency303
Delinquency140

Juvenile Delinquency in Butte, CA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Butte County, juvenile delinquency crimes are on the rise. There are many reasons for the increase in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in California often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of offenses, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 411 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Butte County. Of that total, 34% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 138 court cases. Another 66% were dependency cases that accounted for 273 of the juvenile cases.

A lot of counties, including, Butte County, are focusing on family health and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Butte County juvenile delinquency statistics will show whether or not this approach is working.

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency18,622
Dependency7,976
Status475

Government of Butte County, CA

County Seat: Oroville
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1850
Total Square Miles: 1,677
2019 Population: 229,294
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01

Butte County, CA Courts