Reports on the 2014 caseload of the federal
courts and the activities of Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts were
The 2014 Judicial Business of the United States Courts shows
that the number of civil case filings and persons under post-conviction
supervision increased, while filings were down in the courts of appeals and
bankruptcy courts in fiscal year 2014. Filings for criminal defendants
A series of
statistical tables detail federal cases filed by circuit, district, offense
or nature of suit, commenced, terminated and pending, among other data
reports. A multi-year comparison of judicial caseload indicators is
The Annual Report of the Director, also
released today, highlights the 2014 activities and programs of the
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Cases commenced in the 12 regional U.S. Courts of Appeals declined 3 percent to 54,988 in 2014, the lowest level since 2000. Decreases were reported for filings of appeals of administrative agency decisions, bankruptcy appeals, and criminal appeals. Growth occurred in filings of civil appeals.
Appeals involving pro se litigants, which amounted
to 51 percent of filings, fell 3 percent.
Criminal appeals decreased 8 percent.
Appeals of administrative agency decisions declined