The 2007 Court Statistics Report: Statewide Caseload Trends, 1996-1997 through 2005-2006 from the Judicial Council of California is now available for download here. This 156-page report has all sorts of interesting statistics on activity in the courts. What percentage of petitions for review are granted by the Supreme Court? What percentage of writ petitions are summarily denied? What percentage of appeals result in reversal? How many traffic misdemeanor cases were filed in 2005-2006? For answers to these and other questions over the most recent 10-year period for which statistics are available, download the report.
Thank you for sharing this link to this informative report. I have often given people my estimates about the figures provided in this report. This report confirms my experience with the criminal justice system.