Statistics & Other Data
Appointments & Fees Reports
Chapter 36 of the Government Code requires the clerk of each court in the state to prepare reports every month on court appointments made and any fees approved/paid for an attorney ad litem, competency evaluator, guardian, guardian ad litem, or mediator, with a few exceptions.
Court Activity Statistics
- The Office of Court Administration produces the Annual Statistical Report covering each state fiscal year beginning September 1 and ending August 31. The report includes an overview of Texas court structure and jurisdiction, analyses of case activity and trends, and statistics from appellate and trial courts.
- OCA's Trial Court Activity Database allows users to run reports for the information offered in the annual statistical reports. Reports may be run for a specific county or court (where available) and for date ranges other than the state fiscal year.
Court Security Incidents
As amended by SB 42 of the 85th Legislative Session, Article 102.017(f) of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure requires the sheriff, constable, or other law enforcement agency or entity that provides security for a court to submit to the Office of Court Administration a written report regarding any security incident involving court security that occurs in or around a building housing a court for which the sheriff, constable, agency or entity provides security.
Article 2.211 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure provides that in each case that a request is made for an affirmative finding that an offense was committed because of bias or prejudice under Article 42.014, Code of Criminal Procedure, the clerk of the district or county court shall report that request to the Texas Judicial Council and include a statement whether an affirmative finding was entered in the judgment in the case.
Indigent Defense Statistics
Statute requires local county auditors to report county expenditures pertaining to criminal indigent defense services each year. The Texas Indigent Defense Commission maintains this information online and serves as an indigent defense data clearinghouse for the public. The County Datasheet was designed to provide a high-level overview of the indigent defense information that each individual county has reported to the Commission since 2001. For comparison purposes, the County Datasheet also includes a summary of statewide statistics for the most recent fiscal year.
Information on Texas Judges
A variety of judge information including demographics and salary data can be found at our Information on Texas Judges page.
Judicial Bypass Cases
Section 33.003 of the Family Code requires a district clerk or county clerk to report judicial bypass cases to the Office of Court Administration. It also requires OCA to produce an annual report on the disposition of these cases, aggregating the information by court of appeals district.
Jury Charges & Sentences in Capital Cases
Section 72.087(c) of the Texas Government Code requires the judge or clerk of a court to submit to the Office of Court Administration a written record containing the contents of the trial court's charge to the jury and the sentence issued in each case of cases involving the trial of a capital offense.
Weighted Caseload Study
Report describes methods and results of a National Center for State Courts research inquiry on Texas district courts.