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Madera 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 Madera County, CA.

The Madera County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 24,584 filings, which indicates an increase of 3% from 23,838 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court24,584

Most Popular Court Cases

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

Madera 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 24,584 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 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 choices to lookup for a Madera 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
Criminal18,869
Family Law2,710
Civil2,256
Delinquency307
Probate231
Dependency211

Juvenile Delinquency in Madera, CA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Madera 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 592 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Madera County. Of that total, 59% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 347 court cases. Another 41% were dependency cases that accounted for 245 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency17,957
Dependency3,592
Status3,056

Government of Madera County, CA

County Seat: Madera
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1893
Total Square Miles: 2,153
2019 Population: 156,890
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 200 W 4Th St
County Government Center
Madera , CA 93637-3548
http://www.madera-county.com

Madera County, CA Courts