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Annual statistics

Statistics are provided for 30 June and 31 December year-ends.

The Court of Appeal is an appellate Court dealing with civil and criminal appeals from the High Court, District Court, Employment Court and Maori Land Court.      

Workloads statistics for 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017 are as follows:                                                                                             

Criminal Jurisdiction                                                              

In the 2016/2017 year, there was an increase in the number of new criminal appeals filed with 417 new appeals compared to 383 in the previous year. Disposals decreased by 12%, from 449 appeals to 397 appeals. The number of active criminal appeals increased by 9%, from 253 to 277.

Civil Jurisdiction                                                                     

In the year 2016/2017, there was an increase in the number of new civil appeals filed, with 224 civil appeals compared to 226 in the previous year.  Disposals increased by 5% from 240 appeals to 252 appeals.  The number of active civil appeals decreased by 14% from 176 to 151.

Data is sourced from the Ministry's electronic Appeal Management System (AMS)

Archived courts statistics 
Archived courts statistics, by courts and jurisdictions, can be accessed here

Judicial media inquiries - Senior Courts (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court) 
Cate Brett - Chief Advisor Judicial Development and Communications
Phone: (04) 466 3437
Cell phone: 021 557 874
Email: Cate Brett