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Lake County Court Caseload Data and Trends

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

The Lake County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 11,741 filings, which indicates an increase of 14% from 10,105 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court11,741

Most Popular Court Cases

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

Lake 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 11,741 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 77% 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 choices to lookup for a Lake 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
Criminal9,045
Civil1,402
Family Law963
Probate222
Delinquency58
Dependency51

Juvenile Delinquency in Lake, CA

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

In 2017, a total of 129 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Lake County. Of that total, 53% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 68 court cases. Another 47% were dependency cases that accounted for 61 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency7,813
Dependency1,237
Status494

Government of Lake County, CA

County Seat: Lakeport
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1861
Total Square Miles: 1,329
2019 Population: 64,246
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 255 N Forbes St
County Courthouse
Lakeport , CA 95453-4759
http://www.co.lake.ca.us

Lake County, CA Courts