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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Below are links to sources of statistics for the federal court system, including appellate, district and bankruptcy courts.
- Judicial Business of the U.S. Courts
Free online access. Annual report "presents statistics on the work of the Federal Judiciary for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, comparing data for this year to data for prior years and, when possible, explaining increases or decreases in caseloads."
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S., HeinOnline
Includes statistical data on the federal courts.
- Statistics, U.S. Courts Website
Free online access. "This section of uscourts.gov provides statistical data on the business of the federal Judiciary. Specific publications address the work of the appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts; the probation and pretrial services systems; and other components of the U.S. courts."
- Supreme Court Database, Washington University St. Louis Website
Free online access. Provides data sets for over 200 different variables for cases decided between 1953 and 2008.
- TracFed, Syracuse University Website
Access limited to NYU faculty and students. The section on "People" provides individual caseload and case disposition data for federal court judges.
Below are links to sources for state court statistics.