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Cases Dismissed
Measures the percentage of 2009-2013 cases filed in court that were dismissed.[1]
Arizona[2][3]
All Cases
2009-2013
15.44%39.83%39.83%
 
In Santa Cruz County, AZ, 39.83% of filed cases were dismissed.
Arizona
A
Santa Cruz
AZ
B
Graham
AZ
Cases Dismissed
24.81%39.83%15.44%
Filed
722,47110,52310,168
Dismissed
179,2694,1911,570
Missing / unknown final case disposition
0.00%0.00%0.00%
Missing / unknown inclusion criteria[4]
0.00%0.00%0.00%
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Suggested Citation:

Measures for Justice (2020).Measures for Justice Data Portal.(Data Release: 2.3.10).Retrieved from https://www.measuresforjustice.org on 4/4/2020.

Footnotes:

  1. Dismissals that took place before charging are not captured by the data.

  2. Dismissal language was obtained from charge files acquired from the Arizona Administrative Office of the Court. The exact language pulled from this file to flag dismissed charges included: Compl Dismissed by Court, Compl Dismissed by Cty Att, Compl Dismised by Officer, Court Dismissal, Court Dismissal w/o Prejudice, Court Dismissal with Prejudice, Not Referred for Prosecution, Other Dismissal w/o Prejudice, Other Dismissal with Prejudice, Incompete/Insanity - Release. A case is considered dismissed only if all charges were dismissed.

  3. This measure may be inflated in this state if successful pretrial diversions were overwritten as dismissals in the source data.

  4. Percentage of cases that had missing/unknown data on any of the factors needed for inclusion in the measure.

Data Release: 2.3.10