In 2005, Los Angeles produced fifteen civil cases and one was from Santa Barbara. In 2006, the Court decided eighteen cases from Los Angeles, two from Santa Barbara and one from San Luis Obispo. In 2007, seventeen cases were decided which originated in Los Angeles and one was from Santa Barbara. In 2008, the Court decided sixteen cases from Los Angeles and one from Ventura. In 2009, the Court decided eleven cases from Los Angeles and one from San Luis Obispo.
In 2010, the Court decided thirteen cases from Los Angeles and one from San Luis Obispo. The following year, the Court decided fifteen civil cases from Los Angeles and one from Ventura. In 2012 and 2013, all the Court’s Second District civil cases were from L.A. – nine in 2012, fifteen in 2013. In 2014, the Court decided ten cases from Los Angeles, one from Ventura and one from Santa Barbara.
Almost all of the Court’s civil Second District cases in recent years have originated in Los Angeles – eleven in 2015, twenty-two in 2016, fourteen in 2017, nine in 2018 and five so far this year in 2019. The Court has decided only two other civil Second District cases – one from Ventura in 2018 and one from Santa Barbara in 2017.
Finally, we compare the counties’ population share to their share of the cases.
Los Angeles county accounted for 86.62% of the population according to the 2010 census, but 91.79% of the civil cases between 1990 and 2019. Santa Barbara was 3.74% of the population and 4.21% of the cases. Ventura was 7.26% of the population and only 2.74% of the cases. Finally, San Luis Obispo accounted for 2.38% of the District’s population and 1.26% of the cases.
Join us back here later this week as we look at the Court’s Second District criminal cases.