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Merced County Court Caseload Data and Trends

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

The Merced County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 47,272 filings, which indicates an increase of 3% from 45,862 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court47,272

Most Popular Court Cases

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

Merced 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 47,272 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 82% 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 solutions to find for a Merced 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
Criminal38,888
Civil4,161
Family Law3,339
Probate369
Dependency265
Delinquency250

Juvenile Delinquency in Merced, CA

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

In 2017, a total of 203 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Merced County. Of that total, 92% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 187 court cases. Another 8% were dependency cases that accounted for 16 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency10,773
Dependency5,950
Status6,135

Government of Merced County, CA

County Seat: Merced
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1855
Total Square Miles: 1,979
2019 Population: 272,673
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 2222 M St
County Administration Building
Merced , CA 95340-3729
http://www.co.merced.ca.us

Merced County, CA Courts