This data is about the number of criminal and civil cases dealt with by South Australia’s Magistrates and District Courts.
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.