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Humboldt County Court Caseload Data and Trends

Depending on the local authorities practices, and political and economic climates, court case tallies will vary from year to year in specific areas of Humboldt County, CA.

The Humboldt County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 22,395 filings, which indicates a decrease of 6% from 23,684 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court22,395

Most Popular Court Cases

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

Humboldt 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 22,395 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 80% 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 solutions to find for a Humboldt 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
Criminal17,880
Civil2,164
Family Law1,653
Probate330
Dependency250
Delinquency118

Juvenile Delinquency in Humboldt, CA

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

In 2017, a total of 344 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Humboldt County. Of that total, 31% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 108 court cases. Another 69% were dependency cases that accounted for 236 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency10,851
Dependency2,119
Status3,168

Government of Humboldt County, CA

County Seat: Eureka
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1853
Total Square Miles: 4,052
2019 Population: 136,754
Persons/Square Mile: 0.03

Humboldt County, CA Courts