News & Statistics


Pennsylvania protection from abuse data

Statewide and county-by-county protection from abuse (PFA) data from Pennsylvania courts is available via an interactive dashboard on the Pennsylvania judiciary’s website, with highlights in the infographic below. For example, 49 percent of processed PFA petitions are terminated by plaintiffs who either withdraw the complaint (20 percent) or don’t appear in court (29 percent).

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Commonwealth Court to Hold Special Session at Temple University

A three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania will hold a special session to hear arguments on appeal at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Temple University Fox School of Business in Philadelphia.

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Underage Drinking Citations in Pennsylvania Declining

Underage drinking citations statewide have decreased by 45 percent between 2012 and 2016. In Pennsylvania an underage drinking citation is issued to anyone under the age of 21 who is caught consuming, transporting, purchasing or attempting to purchase any alcoholic beverage. These numbers do not include driving under the influence offenses.

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