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Nevada 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 Nevada County, CA.

The Nevada County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 17,414 filings, which indicates a decrease of 29% from 22,400 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court17,414

Most Popular Court Cases

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

Nevada 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 17,414 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 85% 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 Nevada 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
Criminal14,878
Civil1,222
Family Law1,017
Probate192
Delinquency62
Dependency43

Juvenile Delinquency in Nevada, CA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Nevada 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 49 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Nevada County. Of that total, 37% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 18 court cases. Another 63% were dependency cases that accounted for 31 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency7,137
Dependency967
Status975

Government of Nevada County, CA

County Seat: Nevada City
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1851
Total Square Miles: 974
2019 Population: 99,814
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 950 Maidu Ave
County Administration Center
Nevada City , CA 95959-8600
https://www.mynevadacounty.com/

Nevada County, CA Courts