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Kings 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 Kings County, CA.

The Kings County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 27,344 filings, which indicates a decrease of 0% from 27,464 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court27,344

Most Popular Court Cases

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

Kings 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 27,344 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 83% 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 Kings 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
Criminal22,714
Civil2,086
Family Law1,956
Dependency242
Delinquency197
Probate149

Juvenile Delinquency in Kings, CA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Kings 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 316 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Kings County. Of that total, 25% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 78 court cases. Another 75% were dependency cases that accounted for 238 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency7,029
Dependency1,694
Status1,621

Government of Kings County, CA

County Seat: Hanford
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1893
Total Square Miles: 1,392
2019 Population: 150,101
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 1400 W Lacey Blvd
County Government Center
Hanford , CA 93230-5962
https://www.countyofkings.com/

Kings County, CA Courts