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How to Access Los Angeles County Court Records?

Los Angeles County is located in the state of California with a total of 10,163,507 residents and was established in 1850.

Los Angeles county court records are public records that are available in most cases to the everyone. Some Los Angeles courts are very busy with many different types of cases, and others see very few. It depends on the court structure and the number of residents. Many counties have court records posted online on their website for easy access in California. However, in some cases, you will have to visit a few different websites to find California court records.

Public court records for Los Angeles County will include criminal cases (both felonies and misdemeanors), civil cases (like personal and business lawsuits), bankruptcies, marriages and divorces, liens, tax issues, small claims, traffic court cases, evictions, family law cases and more.

Since 2012, a total of 14,820,440 were filed in the county. As of 2018, 75% of the cases were criminal cases. The busiest courts in the county were Superior Court.

Finding Los Angeles County court records is possible using the California court system website at https://www.courts.ca.gov/, and even easier through Los Angeles County court records search tools like Infotracer. With just a name search, the user can review hundreds of available court records and cases from any Los Angeles County court.

Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles County, CA.

The Los Angeles County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 1,521,413 filings, which indicates a decrease of 4% from 1,586,217 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court1,521,413

Most Popular Court Cases

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

Los Angeles 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 1,521,413 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 75% 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 Los Angeles 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
Criminal1,138,486
Civil249,944
Family Law95,305
Dependency19,849
Probate11,681
Delinquency6,148

Juvenile Delinquency in Los Angeles, CA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Los Angeles 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 15 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. Of that total, 27% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 4 court cases. Another 73% were dependency cases that accounted for 11 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency395
Dependency218
Status4,999

Government of Los Angeles County, CA

County Seat: Los Angeles
Government Type: County
Authority: Home Rule
Year Organized: 1850
Total Square Miles: 4,751
2019 Population: 10,163,507
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Los Angeles County, CA Courts