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Law and Justice  

Cases filed per judge for all courts, FY 1999
Number of circuit judges:  110
Criminal cases 62,810
Civil cases 21,576
Chancery cases 55,626
Probate cases 14,728
Juvenile cases 25,268
Total cases 179,378
Per judge 1,631

 

Direct spending in Arkansas for state and local justice systems (1996)
Total justice system  $551,333,000
Police/protection  $253,869,000
Judicial/Legal $95,378,000
Corrections $202,086,000
Per capita, Arkansas  $80.51
Per capita, U.S.  $141.44

 

Employment, Local and State Justice systems in Arkansas, 1995
Arkansas Total 12,964
State 4,641
Counties 3,852
Municipalities 4,471

 

Prisoners in State and Federal facilities in Arkansas
1985 4,611
1990 6,649
1995  9,411
1999  10,926

Average Annual cost per prisoner, Arkansas, FY 1999-2000: $14,377
Average annual cost per prisoner, U.S., FY 1999-2000: $15,964

Prisoner Profiles, averaged:
  Age when imprisoned Sentence (yrs) Actual served? %male
Arkansas 32 8 2 93.4
U.S.  30.7 6.3 2.9 93.2

 

Violent and Property Offenses known to police, 1999
Total 103,062
Theft 63,496
Burglary 21,710
Assault 7,870
Vehicle Theft 6,623
Robbery 2,014
Rape 708
Arson 498
Murder 143


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