Case Filings: Texas and FederalTexas
"In district and county-level courts, the number of new civil cases increased 20 percent between 1990 and 2009. After declining an average of less than 1 percent per year in the 1990s, civil filings increased an average of nearly 3 percent per year between 2000 and 2007. In 2008 and 2009, however, civil filings dropped an average of 5 percent each year".
"The number of new cases filed in the state’s district courts increased 21 percent from 1990. When accounting for population growth, the number of new cases filed actually decreased 15 percent, from 32.6 new filings per 1,000 residents in 1990 to 27.6 new filings per 1,000 residents in 2009. In an average year, the majority of new cases filed in district courts were civil cases, accounting for 2 out of every 3 new cases filed. Criminal cases made up 29 percent, and juvenile cases accounted for 4 percent, of new cases filed".

Center for Justice & Democracy:  Facts About Civil Litigation in the US, June 2010.  Learn more.

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