Measure Two: Clearance Rate

Definition: The number of outgoing cases as a percentage of the number of incoming cases.

Purpose: Clearance rate is a measure of how efficiently a court is handling its caseload by comparing the number of cases disposed of to the number of cases filed. A clearance rate of 100% or higher indicates that the court is keeping up with its incoming cases, while a lower rate suggests a backlog. Understanding clearance rates by case type can help identify issues and areas for improvement in the court system.

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