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San Benito 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 San Benito County, CA.

The San Benito County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 8,983 filings, which indicates an increase of 10% from 8,049 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court8,983

Most Popular Court Cases

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

San Benito 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 8,983 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 83% 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 San Benito 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
Criminal7,458
Civil879
Family Law509
Probate53
Dependency45
Delinquency39

Juvenile Delinquency in San Benito, CA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the San Benito 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 70 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of San Benito County. Of that total, 51% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 36 court cases. Another 49% were dependency cases that accounted for 34 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency5,631
Dependency762
Status473

Government of San Benito County, CA

County Seat: Hollister
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1874
Total Square Miles: 1,390
2019 Population: 60,310
Persons/Square Mile: 0.02
County Contact: 481 4Th St
County Administrative Office
Hollister , CA 95023-3840
http://www.san-benito.ca.us

San Benito County, CA Courts