Approximately how many cases does the California court system handle annually?
A. 10 million
B. 4.5 million
C. 2 million
D. 1 million
E. Because of the Three Strikes and No-Fault divorce laws, the number goes down significantly each year.
Which one is the correct answer?
Of the options given here, the best answer is Option A. It is most accurate to say that approximately 10 million cases are filed in the California state court system each year.
In the link below, you will find a report on California’s court system. On p. 3 of that link, there is a table and a graph showing the number of cases that have been filed in California’s court system in each of the years from 2004 through 2013. In that time, there were two years in which more than 10,000 cases were filed. The lowest number of cases filed in any year was 7,813 in 2013. Since the next largest option after Option A (10 million cases) is Option B (4.5 million), Option A is clearly the best answer to this question.