Index: Crime & Safety / Subcategory: Crime

Charges Filed by the District Attorney's Office

Date updated: 01/28/2013

Chart Directory:

District Court - Larimer County, FY2003 - FY2012

County Court - Larimer County, FY2003 - FY2012

8th Judicial District Court (Jackson & Larimer Counties), FY2003 - FY2012

The following data represent the rate of charges filed, rather than the rate of people charged. A defendant may be charged with more than one crime, and a single case may contain one or more charges. All data presented are on a fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th).

With the exception of DUI filings which represent the 8th Judicial District, all other data represent Larimer County only. The 8th Judicial District consists of Larimer and Jackson Counties.

Examples of charges filed in District Court, which includes adult and juvenile defendants:

Examples of charges filed in County Court are:

In general, County Court charges are filed against adults, except in the case of traffic offenses which can also be filed against juveniles. However, if a juvenile is involved in another crime related to a traffic offense, all charges could be brought in juvenile district court.

NOTE: Prior to the February 2011 update, data were provided by the District Attorney's office, which used a different data collection method. Care should be taken in comparing copies of previous versions of this data with what's currently presented.

What this chart shows: District Court Filings in Larimer County per 1,000 Adult Population, FY2003 - FY2012

Data Source: Colorado State Judicial Branch
See data table

What the above data tell us:

During the last ten years, the average rate of District Court filings in Larimer County was 43.5 per 1,000 adults. In FY 2012, the number of Civil filings increased 45%, accounting for the larger than normal increase in total filings. According to analysts at the Colorado Judicial Branch, this increase was caused by a backlog of tax liens from the Department of Revenue.

What this chart shows: District Court Filings by Category in Larimer County per 1,000 Adult Population, FY2003 - FY2012

Data Source: Colorado State Judicial Branch
See data table

What the above data tell us:

In FY 2003, the Colorado Judicial Branch changed the method for presenting criminal filings to provide more detailed information on crimes against persons and property crimes.

From FY 2003 through FY 2012, drug filings and theft filings were the two most common criminal filings in Larimer County. (See data table)

The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force was formed in 2003 to combat a growing methamphetamine problem in the County, which has been instrumental in reducing the number of meth labs.

In FY 2012, the number of civil filings increased 45% from the previous year. According to analysts at the Colorado Judicial Branch, this increase was caused by a backlog of tax liens from the Department of Revenue.

What this chart shows: District Court Juvenile Filings in Larimer County per 1,000 Juvenile Population (ages 10 to18), FY2003 - FY2012

Data Source: Colorado State Judicial Branch
See data table

What the above data tell us:

Juvenile Court filings include paternity orders and orders for child support as well as adoption and neglect cases. Also covered by Juvenile Court are truancy and juvenile delinquency cases.

Over the last decade, more than 50% of the Juvenile Court filings in Larimer County consisted of juvenile delinquency cases, averaging 56.0% for the years depicted above. The low was in FY 2012 (50.7%) and the high was in FY 2006 (70.8%).

In looking at the juvenile delinquency filings, those involving drugs and theft were the most common, averaging 163 filings per year. Whereas the total number of juvenile filings decreased 6.8% between FY 2003 and FY 2012, the number of juvenile theft filings increased 3.1% and filings related to drugs increased 87.5%.

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Data Tables:

District Court Filings in the 8th Judicial Court - Larimer County Only

FYE

Total Number of Filings

Rate per 1,000 Adults

2003

8,356

40.5

2004

8,794

41.7

2005

9,634

45.0

2006

9,291

42.5

2007

9,230

41.3

2008

9,665

42.3

2009

9,539

40.9

2010

10,689

45.2

2011

10,743

44.6

2012

12,448

50.9

See chart

District Court Filings by Category in the 8th Judicial Court - Larimer County Only

FYE

Criminal

Civil

Domestic Relations

Mental Health

Probate

2003

2,387

1,745

1,699

150

531

2004

2,431

2,103

1,584

242

586

2005

2,426

2,977

1,581

301

573

2006

2,189

2,533

1,664

303

509

2007

1,944

2,773

1,777

319

487

2008

1,939

2,740

1,733

325

555

2009

1,901

2,746

1,704

316

563

2010

1,789

4,014

1,879

322

613

2011

1,859

3,973

1,890

426

706

2012

1,892

5,853

1,885

409

691

See chart

District Court Filings by Category in the 8th Judicial Court - Larimer County Only
Rate per 1,000 Adults

FYE

Criminal Rate

Civil Rate

Domestic Relations Rate

Mental Health Rate

Probate Rate

2003

11.6

8.5

8.2

0.7

2.6

2004

11.5

10.0

7.5

1.1

2.8

2005

11.3

13.9

7.4

1.4

2.7

2006

10.0

11.6

7.6

1.4

2.3

2007

8.7

12.4

7.9

1.4

2.2

2008

8.5

12.0

7.6

1.4

2.4

2009

8.1

11.8

7.3

1.4

2.4

2010

7.6

17.0

7.9

1.4

2.6

2011

7.7

16.5

7.9

1.8

2.9

2013

7.7

23.9

7.7

1.7

2.8

See chart

District Court Juvenile Filings in the 8th Judicial District - Larimer County Only

FYE

Total Number of Filings

Rate per 1,000 Juveniles (Ages 10 to 18)

2003

1,844

54.2

2004

1,848

54.2

2005

1,776

52.6

2006

2,093

62.0

2007

1,930

57.4

2008

2,373

70.8

2009

2,309

69.0

2010

2,072

62.3

2011

1,889

56.0

2012

1,718

50.7

See chart