Where Did the Third District’s Criminal Cases Come From, 2005-2019?

Last time, we reviewed the data on which county trial courts originated the Third District criminal cases decided by the Supreme Court between 1990 and 2004.  Now let’s finish up with the years 2005 to 2019.

In 2005, the Court decided two criminal cases from Sacramento and one from San Joaquin.  In 2006, the Court decided four cases from Sacramento and one each from Butte county, Shasta and Yolo.  In 2007, the Court decided only one Third District criminal case, which originated in Placer County.  In 2008, the Court decided four cases from Sacramento, two from El Dorado and one from San Joaquin.  In 2009, the Court decided two cases each from Sacramento and Yolo and one apiece from Lassen, Nevada, San Joaquin and Trinity counties.

In 2010, the Court decided two cases from Sacramento and one case apiece from Butte, Lassen, Trinity and Yuba.  In 2011, the Court decided two cases from Sacramento and one from Sutter.  In 2012, the Court decided three cases each from Sacramento and Yolo counties, two from Lassen, and one each from Placer, San Joaquin and Yuba.  In 2013, the Court decided one case from Sacramento and in 2014, the Court decided three cases from Sacramento.

The Court decided two criminal cases from Sacramento county in 2015.  The Court decided one case each from Plumas, Sacramento and Yolo counties the following year.  In 2017, the Court decided one case from Amador county and one from Sacramento.  In 2018, the Court decided one case each from Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yolo counties.  This year so far, the Court has decided one criminal case from Sacramento and one from Shasta county.

We conclude by comparing each county’s share of population to its share of the Third District’s civil and criminal caseloads.

As we noted last week, mostly due to the presence of the state government, Sacramento county accounts for 72.12% of the civil cases decided from the Third District.  Sacramento is the leading source of criminal cases too, but the number is far lower – only 37.5% of the total cases, a figure closely aligned to its population share.  San Joaquin county had 10.58% of the civil cases and accounts for 11.54% of the criminal cases.  Yolo county is 3.85% of the civil cases and 8.65% of the criminal cases, but only 5.24% of the total population.  Shasta county is next – 3.85% of civil cases, 4.62% of the population, 7.69% of the criminal cases.  Fifth most common on the docket is Placer county – no civil cases at all, but 5.77% of the criminal caseload while accounting for 9.08% of the population.

Eleven of the Third District’s counties have accounted for no civil cases at all before the Supreme Court in the past thirty years.  Seven counties produced no criminal cases.  Five of those seven were also zeroed out on the criminal side: Alpine, Colusa, Modoc, Mono and Siskiyou counties.  The two remaining counties which produced no cases, Calaveras and Sierra, accounted for only a tiny number of cases on the civil side.  Six counties which had zero civil cases produced criminal cases: Amador (0.96%), Glenn (0.96%), Lassen (4.81%), Placer (5.77%), Tehama (4.81%) and Yuba (3.85%).

Join us back here next week as we turn our attention to California’s Fourth District.

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Where Did the Third District’s Criminal Cases Come From, 1990-2004?

Last week, we reviewed the data on which trial court produced the Supreme Court’s Third District civil cases from 1990 to 2019.  This week, we’re reviewing the Court’s criminal cases from the Third District.  There are twenty-three counties in California’s Third District: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.

The Court decided no Third District criminal cases in 1990.  In 1991 and 1992, it decided one per year – Placer county in 1991 and Sacramento county the following year.  In 1993, the Court decided two criminal cases from Sacramento and one from Butte.  In 1994, the Court decided one case each from Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yuba counties.

In 1995, the Court decided one criminal case from Glenn county.  The Court decided no criminal cases from the Third District in 1996.  It decided two in 1997 – one each from Shasta and Tehama.  In 1998, the Court decided one case from San Joaquin.  In 1999, the Court decided two cases from San Joaquin and one from Yuba county.

In 2000, the Court decided one criminal case from San Joaquin county.  In 2001, the Court decided two cases apiece from Sacramento and Tehama counties and one from San Joaquin, Shasta and Yolo.  In 2002, the Court decided two cases from Placer county and one from Sacramento and Shasta.  In 2003, the Court decided one case each from El Dorado, Lassen, Placer, Shasta and Tehama.  The following year, the Court decided three criminal cases from Sacramento, two from Shasta and one each from Butte, El Dorado, San Joaquin, Tehama and Trinity counties.

Join us back here tomorrow as we finish our review with the years 2005 to 2019.

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Where Did the Third District’s Civil Cases Come From, 2005-2019?

In 2005, the Court decided five civil cases which originated in Sacramento and two from El Dorado.  In 2006, the Court decided five Sacramento cases and one each from Shasta and Sierra.  The following year, five cases originated in Sacramento and one each came from San Joaquin, Shasta and Sutter.  In 2008, four cases came from Sacramento and one from San Joaquin.  In 2009, the Court decided three cases from Sacramento and one each came from San Joaquin and Yolo counties.

In 2010, the Court decided one case from Sacramento, one from San Joaquin and one from Yolo county.  From 2011 to 2013, the Court’s only Third District cases came from Sacramento – one case in 2011, two in 2012 and one in 2013.  In 2014, the Court decided one case from Sacramento and one from San Joaquin.

In 2015, the Court decided one case from Sacramento county.  In 2016, the Court decided one Sacramento and one from San Joaquin.  In 2017, the Court decided three cases from Sacramento.  The following year, the Court decided one case from Shasta county.  So far in 2019, the court has decided one case from Plumas county.

In Table 1077, we compare each county’s share of the civil caseload to that county’s share of the total population of the Third District.

Sacramento county is by far the biggest county in the Third District, with 36.99% of the total population.  Of the Court’s Third District civil cases, 72.12% have originated in Sacramento.  San Joaquin has 17.87% of the total population, but only 10.58% of the cases.  Placer county has 9.08% of the population, but the Court decided no Placer county civil cases between 1990 and 2019.  Butte county accounts for 5.74% of the population and 0.96% of the civil cases.  Yolo county accounts for 5.24% of the population and 3.85% of the civil caseloads.

Among the smallest counties in the Third, Alpine county has only 0.03% of the total population, and has not produced a civil case for the Supreme Court since 1990.  Sierra county has 0.08% of the population and has produced 0.96% of the civil cases.  Modoc county is 0.25% of the total population and produced no civil cases between 1990 and 2019.  Trinity county accounts for 0.36% of the population and 0.96% of the civil cases.  Mono county has 0.37% of the total population and produced no civil cases for the Supreme Court’s civil docket between 1990 and 2019.

Join us later this week as we move on to the Court’s Third District criminal cases.

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Where Did the Third District’s Civil Cases Come From, 1990-2004?

Over the past two weeks, we’ve reviewed the Supreme Court’s Second District civil and criminal cases since 1990.  This week and next, we’re looking at the Court’s Third District cases.

The Third District covers twenty-three California counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.

In 1990, the Court decided three civil cases which originated in Sacramento county.  In 1991, the Court decided three Sacramento cases and one from Yolo county.  In 1992, the Court decided four cases from Sacramento.  In 1993, the Court decided one Sacramento case, and in 1994, the Court decided one Sacramento case and one Trinity county case.

In 1995, the Court decided four civil cases which originated in Sacramento county.  In 1996, the Court decided five Fourth District civil cases – one each from Butte, Nevada, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Sutter.  In 1997, the Court decided three cases from Sacramento.  In 1998, the Court decided four cases from Sacramento.  The following year, the Court decided four cases from Sacramento, one from Calaveras and one from San Joaquin.

The Court decided two cases from Sacramento and two from San Joaquin in 2000.  The following year, the Court decided two cases from Sacramento and one from San Joaquin.  In 2002, the Court decided two cases from Sacramento county.  In 2003, the Court decided five cases from Sacramento.  In 2004, the Court decided three cases from Sacramento and one each from Shasta and Yolo counties.

Join us back here tomorrow as we review the data for the years 2005 to 2019.

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Where Did the Court’s Second District’s Criminal Cases Come From (2005-2019)?

In 2005, the Court decided eight criminal cases from Los Angeles county.  In 2006, the Court decided five cases from Los Angeles and one from Santa Barbara.  The following year, the Court decided a dozen cases from Los Angeles and one from San Luis Obispo.  In 2008, the Court decided another dozen cases from Los Angeles and two from San Luis Obispo.  In 2009, the Court decided seven cases from Los Angeles and one from Ventura.

In 2010, the Court decided ten criminal cases from Los Angeles, two from Ventura and one from San Luis Obispo.  In 2011, the Court decided three cases from L.A. and two from Ventura.  The following year, the Court decided nine cases from Los Angeles and one from Ventura.  In 2013, the Court decided eight cases from Los Angeles and one from Santa Barbara.  In 2014, the Court decided nine cases from Los Angeles and two from Ventura.

In 2015, the Court decided three cases from Los Angeles and one from San Luis Obispo.  In 2016, the Court decided eight cases from Los Angeles.  In 2017, the Court decided eight cases from Los Angeles and one from Santa Barbara.  In 2018, the Court decided six cases from Los Angeles and one from Ventura.  In 2019, the Court has decided one case from L.A. and one from Ventura.

In Table 1070, we review each county’s share of the total population of the Second District, each county’s fraction of the total civil caseload of the District, and each county’s fraction of the total criminal caseload.

Los Angeles county accounts for 86.62% of the total population of the Second District according to the 2010 census.  Los Angeles had 91.79% of the civil case load, and 87.45% of the criminal case load.  Ventura county is 7.26% of the population, but only 2.74% of the civil cases.  Ventura is 6.84% of the criminal cases.  Santa Barbara is 3.74% of the total population, 4.21% of the civil case load and 3.04% of the criminal cases.  San Luis Obispo accounts for 2.38% of the population, 1.26% of the civil cases and 2.67% of the criminal cases.

Join us back here next week as we turn our attention to another District’s data.

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Where Did the Court’s Second District Criminal Cases Come From (1990-2004)?

Last week, we examined the data for the county-by-county spread of the Supreme Court’s Second District civil cases.  This week, we’re looking at the Second District criminal cases.

In 1990, the Court decided no Second District criminal cases at all.  In 1991, the Court decided one case from Los Angeles.  In 1992, the Court decided four Los Angeles cases.  The following year, the Court decided five cases from Los Angeles and one from Ventura county.  In 1994, the Court decided five cases from L.A.

In 1995, the Court decided four criminal cases from Los Angeles and three from Ventura.  In 1996, the Court decided five cases from Los Angeles and one from Santa Barbara.  In 1997 and 1998, the Court decided six and ten cases, respectively, from Los Angeles.  The Court decided one case from Santa Barbara in 1998.  In 1999, the Court decided eleven cases from Los Angeles, three from Santa Barbara and one from San Luis Obispo.

The Court decided nineteen cases from Los Angeles in 2000, fifteen in 2001, sixteen in 2002, eleven in 2003 and nine in 2004.  The Court decided two cases from Ventura county in 2000 and one each in 2001 and 2002.  The Court decided one case from San Luis Obispo in 2004.

Join us tomorrow as we review the Court’s data for the years 2005 to 2019.

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Where Did the Supreme Court’s Second District Civil Cases Come From (2005-2019)?

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.

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Where Did the Supreme Court’s Second District Civil Cases Come From (1990-2004)?

Last week, we reviewed the data on how the Supreme Court’s First District civil and criminal cases were distributed among the counties of the District.  Today, we’re looking at the Second District.

There are only four counties in the Second District – Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.  Given that Los Angeles accounts for 86.62% of the total population of the Second, it’ll surprise no one to hear that it also produces the overwhelming majority of the Second District cases.  Nonetheless, let’s go to the data.

In 1990, the Court decided thirteen cases from Los Angeles and two from Santa Barbara.  In 1991, the Court decided a dozen civil cases from L.A. and two from Ventura.  In 1992, the Court decided fifteen cases from Los Angeles and two from Santa Barbara.  In 1993, all ten of the Court’s Second District civil cases were from Los Angeles.  In 1994, the Court decided fourteen cases from Los Angeles, two from Santa Barbara and one from Ventura.

In 1995, the Court decided seventeen cases from Los Angeles, two from Santa Barbara and one from Ventura.  In 1996, the Court decided sixteen cases from Los Angeles and two from Santa Barbara.  In 1997, the Court decided seventeen cases from Los Angeles, two from Ventura and one from San Luis Obispo.  In 1998, the Court decided seventeen cases from Los Angeles and one from Ventura county.  In 1999, the Court decided twenty cases from Los Angeles and one each from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

In 2000, the Court decided twenty-one civil cases from Los Angeles and one from San Luis Obispo.  In 2001, the Court decided fifteen cases from L.A. and one from Santa Barbara.  In 2002, the Court decided fourteen cases from Los Angeles, two from Ventura and one from Santa Barbara.  In 2003, the Court decided thirteen cases from Los Angeles and one from Santa Barbara.  In 2004, all twenty-two civil cases decided from the Second District originated in Los Angeles county.

Join us back here next time as we address the years 2005 to 2019.

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Where Did the Supreme Court’s First District Criminal Cases Come From?

Last time, we reviewed the distribution of the First District’s criminal cases at the Supreme Court among the First’s counties between 1990 and 2004.  This time, we’re reviewing the data for the years 2005 to 2019.

In 2005, the Supreme Court decided one criminal case each from Alameda, Marin and San Mateo counties.  In 2006, the Court decided two cases each from Contra Costa, San Francisco and Solano counties and one from San Mateo.  The following year, the Court decided two cases from Alameda and one each from San Francisco and Solano.  In 2008, the Court decided one case each from Contra Costa, Lake and San Mateo counties.  In 2009, the Court decided two cases each from Alameda and Contra Costa.

In 2010, the Court decided one case each from Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Solano and Sonoma counties.  In 2011, the Court decided two cases from Contra Costa.  In 2012, the Court decided two cases from Alameda, two from Sonoma and one each from San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano counties.  In 2013, the Court decided one case from San Francisco.  In 2014, the Court decided one case each from Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties.

The Court decided two criminal cases from Contra Costa county in 2015 and one each from Alameda, San Francisco and Sonoma.  In 2016, the Court decided one case from Contra Costa.  The following year, the Court decided one case each from Contra Costa and Solano counties.  In 2018, the Court decided three cases from Alameda and one each from Contra Costa and San Francisco counties.  The Court has decided no criminal cases from the First District so far in 2019.

For the most part, each county’s overall share of the criminal cases from the First District was at least relatively close to that county’s share of the First District’s population.  Contra Costa accounted for 23.85% of the caseload and 18.45% of the population.  Alameda county accounted for 16.15% of the cases and 26.57% of the population.  San Francisco county produced 15.38% of the cases and 14.16% of the population.  San Mateo county produced 10% of the cases and accounted for 12.64% of the population.  Solano county produced 8.46% of the cases and 7.27% of the population.  Marin county accounted for 7.69% of the cases, but only 4.44% of the population.  Sonoma county produced 6.92% of the cases and 8.51% of the population.  Lake county produced 4.62% of the cases but only 1.14% of the population.  Mendocino county accounted for 3.85% of the cases but only 1.55% of the population.  Humboldt county was 2.31% of the caseload and 2.37% of the population.  Criminal cases from Napa county were quite rare – only 0.77% of the cases.  Napa is 2.4% of the population.  The Court decided no criminal cases from Del Norte county, and is only 0.5% of the total District population.

Join us later this week as we turn our attention to the Court’s Second District cases.

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Where Did the Court’s First District Criminal Cases Come From (Part 1 of 2)?

Last week, we tracked which county Circuit Courts accounted for the Supreme Court’s First District civil cases from 1990 to 2019.  This week, we’re looking at the criminal side.

In 1990, the Court decided one case each from Contra Costa county and Mendocino.  In 1991, the Court decided one case from Alameda, Humboldt and Sonoma.  In 1992, the Court decided two cases from San Francisco and one from Contra Costa.  In 1993, the Court decided one case each from five different counties: Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, San Francisco and San Mateo.  In 1994, the Court decided one case from Contra Costa, one from San Mateo and one from Sonoma county.

In 1995, the Supreme Court decided two cases from Contra Costa county, two from San Francisco, and one each from Lake and Marin counties.  In 1996, the Court decided four from San Francisco, three from Contra Costa and one each from Marin and Napa.  The following year, the Court decided one case each from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.  In 1998, the Court decided one case from Contra Costa, one from San Mateo and one from Sonoma.  In 1999, the Court decided three criminal cases from Contra Costa, two from Alameda, and one each from Lake, Mendocino, San Francisco and Sonoma counties.

In 2000, the Court decided one criminal case each from Marin, San Francisco and Solano counties.  In 2001, it decided two cases from Marin and one each from Contra Costa, San Mateo and Solano.  The following year, the Court decided two cases from Alameda and Lake counties, and one case from each of five different counties: Humboldt, Marin, San Mateo, Solano and Sonoma.  In 2003, the Court decided two cases from Contra Costa and one from Marin.  Finally, in 2004, the Court decided two criminal cases each from four counties: Alameda, Mendocino, San Mateo and Solano, and one from Contra Costa and Marin county.

Join us back here tomorrow, when we’ll review the data for 2005 to 2019 and sum up.

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