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Active Cases Pending

Cases over which the court has control, and which are awaiting disposition. This measure excludes cases with a deferred judgment or deferred disposition such as Pre-Trial Intervention cases.

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Age of Caseload

The age of the active cases pending before the court, measured as the number of days between filing/arrest and the time of measurement. Misdemeanor criminal court cases older than 180 days in age, exceed nationally-recognized model time standards for state trial courts.

Clearance Rate

Clearance Rate measures the number of outgoing cases as a percentage of the number of incoming cases. Select the chart above to examine rolling 3mo., 6mo., and 1yr. metrics for the Harris County Criminal Courts at Law.