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Imperial 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 Imperial County, CA.

The Imperial County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 59,657 filings, which indicates a decrease of 13% from 67,357 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court59,657

Most Popular Court Cases

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

Imperial 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 59,657 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 89% of the total filings. The next most popular types of court cases are family law and civil 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 Imperial 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
Criminal53,324
Family Law2,968
Civil2,725
Dependency256
Probate217
Delinquency167

Juvenile Delinquency in Imperial, CA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Imperial 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 381 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Imperial County. Of that total, 38% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 143 court cases. Another 62% were dependency cases that accounted for 238 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency10,855
Dependency3,460
Status1,431

Government of Imperial County, CA

County Seat: El Centro
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1907
Total Square Miles: 4,482
2019 Population: 182,830
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 940 W Main Street
County Administration Center
El Centro , CA 92243-2880
http://www.co.imperial.ca.us

Imperial County, CA Courts