Criminal Justice Metrics

Court Filings



Number of Felony Cases Filed Annually

Felony filings reflect referrals received by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for felonies in which it probable cause was determined a felony level offense had been committed and charges are then filed in Superior Court.  These exclude referrals which there was no action taken.  Each case may contain multiple charges within it. Some cases may also involve juveniles whose cases were initially filed in Juvenile Court then declined Superior Court. 

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Number of Juvenile Offender Cases Filed Annually

Juvenile Offender filings reflect referrals received by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, for both felony and misdemeanor offenses, in which probable cause was determined a crime had been committed and charges then filed. These exclude referrals which were diverted from filings, or there was no action taken.  Each case may contain multiple charges within it. As juvenile arrests have declined, so have the juvenile offender filings.

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Traffic Infractions



Number Of Traffic Infractions Filed And Paid With District Court Annually

A traffic infraction is either a moving or non-moving violation.  An alleged violator has three options to resolve the infraction:

  1. Pay the penalty.
  2. Agree that they committed the violation and request a Mitigation Hearing to explain the circumstances.
  3. Challenge the violation and request a Contested Hearing.
The table above shows the total number of infraction cases filed in District Court, including those that were later dismissed, compared to those cases that were paid in full that year. A case may be paid in full in a different year than the violation occurred. 

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Sheriff's Office Crime Clearance Rates


2015 Sheriff Clearance Rates by County
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Sheriff Officers Per Thousand By County



2016 Sheriff Officers Per Thousand
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Public Defender



Public Defender Assigned Cases

These numbers reflect cases assigned to the Public Defender following a determination of indigency by the Office of Assigned Counsel. Indigency is determined by RCW 10.101. Cases may also be directly assigned by the Court.

Definitions:
Superior Court Cases - Felonies
District Court Cases - Misdemeanors
Juvenile Cases - Misdemeanors & Felonies
Fugitive - Out of State Warrants
Civil Commits - Mental Health (Involuntary Treatment Act) Commitments

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