Caseload and Disposal in 2009
In 2009, the Supreme Court received a total of 14,817 new civil and criminal matters. In the same period, a total of 14,295 matters were disposed of. The clearance rate* for all civil and criminal matters for 2009 was 96%.
The breakdown of the caseload and disposal of civil and criminal proceedings for 2009 are shown in the following charts. The resultant clearance rates are reflected accordingly.
Caseload and Disposal Trends
The volume of cases in 2009 was 6% higher than that for 2008. Both the caseload for civil and criminal matters registered an increase. In particular, the number of Criminal Cases committed for trial in the High Court in 2009 was almost double that of 2008.
The clearance rate for all civil and criminal matters in 2009 was 96%, a slight decrease from 2008’s clearance rate of 97%. However, the volume of cases disposed of in 2009 increased by 6% when compared to 2008.
A comparison of caseload and disposal between 2008 and 2009 is illustrated in the charts that follow.
* The percentage stated may exceed 100% when the case disposal figure is greater than the filing figure. Disposal figures may include cases filed in previous year(s) which were disposed of in the current year.
# Figure includes Criminal Motions before the Court of Appeal.