Circuit court statistics

computer screen with charts and graphs displayed on itThe following reports provide summary statistical information on Wisconsin circuit court activity. Questions about the statewide reports can be directed to Tyler Brandt in the Office of Court Operations at (608) 267-7336. All reports are in Adobe PDF Adobe PDF format. More information about specific districts or counties may be obtained by contacting the local district court administrator (see district map):

District 1: Holly Szablewski, (414) 278-5115
District 2: Louis Moore, (262) 636-3133
District 3: Mike Neimon, (262) 548-7210
District 4: Jon Bellows, (920) 424-0027
District 5: Theresa Owens, (608) 267-8820
District 7: Pat Brummond, (608) 785-9546
District 8: Thomas Schappa, (920) 448-4280
District 9: Susan Byrnes, (715) 842-3872
District 10: Christopher Channing, (715) 245-4104

Year Statewide information County/district information
2019
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2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2009
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2008
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2007
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2006
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2005
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2004
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2003
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2002 Circuit court median age at disposition in days:
2001 Circuit court median age at disposition in days:
2000 Circuit court median age at disposition in days:
1999 Circuit court median age at disposition in days:
1998 Circuit court median age at disposition in days:

Notes 2016-19

  • The caseload summary, clearance rate and juvenile caseload summary calculate the "disposed" column differently than all other reports.
  • The caseload summary row "criminal traffic" includes all criminal traffic and misdemeanor traffic cases (CM and CT). Felony traffic is included in the "felony" row.
  • For additional information regarding JIPS case numbers, please contact Tyler Brandt at the contact information above.
  • The felony disposition summary report, weapons and explosive category, for 2016 and 2017 does not accurately reflect the number of weapons and explosive cases. This is due to a coding error following 2015 Act 109. Cases affected by Act 109 will be reflected in the other felony case category for 2016 and 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Brandt.

Notes 2013-15

  • The caseload summary, clearance rate and juvenile caseload summary calculate the "disposed" column differently than all other reports.
  • The caseload summary row "criminal traffic" includes all criminal traffic and misdemeanor traffic cases (CM and CT). Felony traffic is included in the "felony" row.
  • For additional information regarding JIPS case numbers, please contact Tyler Brandt at the contact information above.

Notes 2012

  • Due to recent programming changes, the results found in the "opened" column of the caseload summary do not match the results found in the "total opened" column of the probate disposition summary.
  • The caseload summary, clearance rate and juvenile caseload summary calculate the "disposed" column differently than all other reports.
  • The caseload summary row "criminal traffic" includes all criminal traffic and misdemeanor traffic cases (CM and CT). Felony traffic is included in the "felony" row.
  • For additional information regarding JIPS case numbers, please contact Tyler Brandt at the contact information above.

Notes 2011

  • 2011 year-end statistical reports do not include Portage County, as Portage was not on the system used to produce the year-end statistics until January 2012.
  • Due to recent programming changes, the results found in the "opened" column of the caseload summary do not match the results found in the "total opened" column of the probate disposition summary. Effective August 2012, the "opened" column of the caseload summary will match the probate disposition summary.
  • The caseload summary, clearance rate and juvenile caseload summary calculate the "disposed" column differently than all other reports.
  • The caseload summary row "criminal traffic" includes all criminal traffic and misdemeanor traffic cases (CM and CT). Felony traffic is included in the "felony" row.

Notes 2004-10

  • Year-end statistical reports do not include Portage County, as Portage is not on the system used to produce the statistics.

Notes 2007

  • The Civil Disposition Summary does not include data for the CX case type or writs of certiorari. There were 701 writs and CX cases filed in 2007. These counts are included in the Caseload Summary.

Notes 2006

  • The Civil Disposition Summary does not include data for the CX case type or writs of certiorari. There were 198 CX cases filed in 2006 and 406 writs. These counts are included in the Caseload Summary.

Notes 2003

  • The format of the 2003 reports is different from previous years so additional information can be made available to users of the reports.

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