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