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Courts data

This data outlines the number of criminal and civil cases dealt with by South Australia’s Magistrates Court and District Court.

Key points

  • Criminal lodgements and finalisations in the Magistrates Court surged in 2012 and 2013 before dropping in 2014 and 2015.
  • The District Court received and finalised more criminal matters in the 3 years from 2013 to 2015 than in the 3 years prior.
  • Civil lodgements in the Magistrates Court dropped by 22% between 2010 and 2015 despite a 10% increase in 2013.
  • Overall civil lodgements in the District Court dropped by 41% between 2010 and 2015 with a 5% increase in 2013.

Detailed data