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Mendocino 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 Mendocino County, CA.

The Mendocino County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 22,278 filings, which indicates an increase of 16% from 18,631 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court22,278

Most Popular Court Cases

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

Mendocino 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 22,278 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 86% 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 Mendocino 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
Criminal19,237
Family Law1,281
Civil1,219
Delinquency227
Probate192
Dependency122

Juvenile Delinquency in Mendocino, CA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Mendocino 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 188 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Mendocino County. Of that total, 49% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 93 court cases. Another 51% were dependency cases that accounted for 95 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency10,329
Dependency2,485
Status180

Government of Mendocino County, CA

County Seat: Ukiah
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1850
Total Square Miles: 3,878
2019 Population: 88,018
Persons/Square Mile: 0.04
County Contact: 501 Low Gap Rd
County Courthouse
Ukiah , CA 95482-3734
https://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/

Mendocino County, CA Courts