News & Statistics

How prevalent is animal abuse in Pennsylvania?

Over the past few years, 52 percent of animal abuse offenses filed in Pennsylvania were for neglect of an animal, with 41 percent of offenses filed for cruelty to an animal. The anti-cruelty law (Act 10) that strengthened the protection of animals, commonly known as Libre’s Law, went into effect in late August of 2017.

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Over 34 million cases sealed from public view under Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate Law

Since Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate Law took effect last year on June 28, 2019, over 34 million cases and nearly 47 million offenses have been sealed from public view.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Hold May Argument Session via Live-Stream Video Conference

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today announced the Court’s plan to conduct the upcoming May argument session by live-stream videoconference for the first time in the history of the Court.

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