Utah State Courts
Utah State Courts - Court Performance Measures

FY2015 Q1 - Clearance Rate - Justice Court

Clearance Rate - Justice Court
Clearance Rate

What it is: Clearance rate is the number of disposed cases as a percentage of the number of filed cases in a given time period.

How it is Measured: A clearance rate of 100% means the court has disposed of as many cases as were filed. A clearance rate under 100% means the court has disposed of fewer cases than were filed; resulting in an increase in cases awaiting disposition.

Why it is Important: Clearance rate measures whether the court is keeping up with its incoming caseload. A clearance rate of 100% means the court has disposed of as many cases as were filed. A clearance rate under 100% means the court has disposed of fewer cases than were filed; resulting in an increase in cases awaiting disposition.