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Sierra 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 Sierra County, CA.

The Sierra County court system consists of 1 court type, Superior Court. In 2018, Superior Court recorded 705 filings, which indicates an increase of 5% from 673 in 2017. Review the table below for number of cases in the county.

Courts Type Number of filings in 2018
Superior Court705

Most Popular Court Cases

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

Sierra 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 705 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 Sierra 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
Criminal627
Civil37
Family Law29
Probate11
Delinquency1
Dependency0

Juvenile Delinquency in Sierra, CA

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Sierra 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.

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

Juvenile Cases Number of cases
Delinquency105
Dependency15
Status0

Government of Sierra County, CA

County Seat: Downieville
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1852
Total Square Miles: 962
2019 Population: 2,999
Persons/Square Mile: 0.32

Sierra County, CA Courts