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San Luis Obispo County Court Caseload Data and Trends

Depending on the law enforcement practices, and political and economic climates, court case statistics will vary from year to year in specific areas of San Luis Obispo County, CA.

The San Luis Obispo County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 51,447 filings, which indicates an increase of 2% from 50,665 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court51,447

Most Popular Court Cases

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

San Luis Obispo 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 51,447 cases filed in the county for the year 2018. The most popular type of court case is criminal comprising 89% 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 options to search for a San Luis Obispo 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
Family Law1,982

Juvenile Delinquency in San Luis Obispo, CA

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

In 2017, a total of 364 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of San Luis Obispo County. Of that total, 46% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 169 court cases. Another 54% were dependency cases that accounted for 195 of the juvenile cases.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases

Government of San Luis Obispo County, CA

County Seat: San Luis Obispo
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1850
Total Square Miles: 3,616
2019 Population: 283,405
Persons/Square Mile: 0.01
County Contact: 1055 Monterey St
County Government Center
San Luis Obispo , CA 93408-1003

San Luis Obispo County, CA Courts