Indiana Office of Court Services
Details on court operations at the county and appellate level for 2016 are available in the Indiana Judicial Service Report and the Indiana Probation Report.
Summary of 2016 Caseload Data
The probation caseload information presented in this report was reported to the IOCS on a quarterly basis. It reflects the number of adult and juvenile supervisions pending at the beginning and end of the calendar year, the number of supervisions and referrals received, and the number of supervisions and referrals closed during the reporting year. The statistical information reflects the supervision levels of probationers on supervision as of December 31, 2016. The report also reflects information about how the supervision was terminated.
The juvenile data provides information on the total number of juvenile referrals, preliminary inquiries, and predisposition reports, as well as the juvenile supervisions.
In 2016, there was an overall decrease of 1.0 percent in the number of new probation supervisions.
New juvenile supervisions were down 1,191, a decrease of 9.7 percent, and new misdemeanor supervisions were down 1,295, a decrease of 2.8 percent.
Although juvenile and misdemeanor supervisions decreased, felony supervisions increased by 1,654 or 5.8 percent. In the adult felony category, 30,192 persons were placed on probation during the reporting year, a number that could have resulted in an increased inmate population in the Department of Correction absent the probation system.
Along with the decline in the number of new supervisions received in 2016, the total number of supervisions pending at the end of the year also declined from 2015.
At the end of 2016, Indiana probation departments were supervising 122,857 adults and juveniles, a decrease of 3.5 percent from the previous year. READ ON