More than 1.3 million new cases filed in Indiana courts in 2014, down from 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An annual state report says more than 1.3 million new cases were filed in Indiana trial courts last year.

The Indiana Judicial Service Report says the number of new cases was down 10 percent from a year earlier. But the report says most of the decrease was due to the reduced number of infractions and ordinance violations being filed. The number of new cases filed in 2014 is about 20 percent less than the number of cases filed in 2005.

The report says operating the court system cost the state, cities, counties and townships $459 million. Filing fees, court costs, user fees, and fines generated $173 million in revenue.

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