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Strategic Goal By 2013, 85% of criminal felony cases filed in Superior Court will be resolved within 180 days, and 90% within 365 days.

Trend over time:

Percent of Criminal Felony Cases Resolved

Why this is Important:

According to Maricopa County Superior Court records, over the past decade, there has been a 90% increase in felony cases filed in Superior Court. The number of first-degree murder cases filed increased 30%.

How Maricopa County government influences this goal:

Many factors influence the court’s ability to dispose of cases. Currently, the criminal bench is working in collaboration with other criminal justice agencies to reduce jail population, coordinate case transfers from justice courts, expand the Drug Court program and streamline criminal case management.

How progress is measured:

Percent of criminal felony cases resolved within 180 days

Where we are:

Current indicator value (FY2011): 81.3%

In FY2011, the percent of criminal felony cases revolved within 180 days declined from the percent in FY2010, but the goal of 85% remains within reach for 2013.

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