on November 10, 2016
Indiana Judicial Service Report
Over 1.3 million new cases were filed in Indiana trial courts in 2015. Details on court operations at the county and appellate level for 2015 are available in the Indiana Judicial Service Report and the Indiana Probation Report which can be found online at courts.in.gov/admin/3520.htm.
The following is just some of the information available (calendar year 2015):
- 1,054,153 new cases were filed in Indiana trial courts – Courts of Record – 307,634 – filed in city/town/small claims courts
- 1,160 civil and criminal jury trials were held statewide
- 218,845 cases included an individual who went to court without a lawyer
- 232 murder cases were filed in trial courts
- 19,023 mortgage foreclosures were filed in the state
- 17,491 Child In Need of Services (CHINS) cases were filed
- An interpreter was used in 13,747 trial court cases
- 3,732 cases were referred to Alternative Dispute Resolution
- 116,045 adults were under supervision by court probation departments (as of December 31, 2015)
- Cities, towns, townships, counties, and the state spent $473 million to operate the courts
- Filing fees, court costs, user fees, and fines generated $175 million in revenue
The Indiana Judicial Service Report and Indiana Probation Report are produced annually by the Indiana Office of Court Services as required by Indiana statute (IC-33-24-6-3) and Supreme Court administrative rules.