The Pennsylvania Judicial System presents records of research and statistical information about the courts.
This data is presented in two ways. The first way is static tables, available in the references section on the right side of this page. The second way is in interactive data dashboards. Dashboards are online displays that present court data in an interactive way, allowing users to analyze and interpret court statistics at a glance and, in some instances, evaluate court performance.
For more information on what dashboards are and how to use them, please see the UJS Dashboard Help document.
The Statewide Civil Cases dashboard shows the annual filings and dispositions by case type and by county. A mortgage foreclosure tab displays the number of residential mortgage foreclosure filings for each county, and identifies which counties offer a foreclosure diversion program.
A medical malpractice tab displays filings, jury and non-jury verdicts for each county, whether the verdict was for the plaintiff or defendant, and the amount of any plaintiff award.
The civil case inventory project dashboard has two tabs. The “Case Aging 2015” tab shows the age and type of civil cases on the courts’ dockets. The “Civil Inventory” tab shows the differences between counties where courts closely control the dockets to those where attorneys are held accountable to a timetable or case management plan.
The Protection from Abuse (PFA) dashboard shows the annual filings and dispositions, including requests for temporary orders. The Class of County tab allows the user to view data in groups of counties of similar population size, and the County Comparisons tab allows the user to customize county groupings.
The dashboards have enhanced and standardized the collection of child dependency data in Pennsylvania, providing for the first time a comprehensive look as to what is occurring within the state’s child dependent population. The dashboards include detailed demographics of dependent children in the court system. The data is presented from a statewide perspective and broken down county-by-county, providing judges and other child care professionals with better information upon which to allocate resources aimed at improving the lives of abused and neglected children.
The Criminal Caseload dashboards provide a detailed look at criminal case statistics both statewide and an overview of each county’s criminal case activity over the course of a calendar year. There are three Criminal Caseload dashboards available for reviewing criminal case statistics:
These dashboards include data from cases before the Courts of Common Pleas, the general civil and criminal trial courts of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Municipal Court, the starting point for all criminal cases in Philadelphia.
These dashboards show where monies collected by magisterial district and Common Pleas courts are distributed. Most of the money collected for fees, fines and cost is distributed to the state and local governments to help fund government programs. Restitution collected from defendants is distributed to victims of crimes.
There are two separate court distribution dashboards, one for magisterial district courts data and one for Common Pleas courts data. The dashboards show statewide and county distribution totals for 2007 through 2015. The data can be displayed by county, county class, year, type of case and recipient of court distributions.
Court Collection Rate
These dashboards show the percentages of total court-ordered fees, fines, costs and restitution payments collected over time. There are two separate dashboards, one for magisterial district courts data and one for Common Pleas courts data. The dashboards show total statewide collection rates and display the collection rates by county, county class, year and case type.
The dashboards also reveal the total court-ordered payments and amount owed as of Dec. 31, 2015. Collection rates are expected to increase over time because many defendants who owe large amounts in fees, fines, costs and restitution are on payment plans that extend over five, 10, 15 and 20 years, or more