In an effort to provide better Statistical information to the public, the Arkansas Judiciary’s Statistical Summary to the Annual Report is now available in a more interactive format. Utilizing the data visualization software Tableau, the Administrative Office of the Courts Office of Research and Justice Statistics has created a summary dashboard that provides greater flexibility in viewing court data.
Users can select the issue area (civil, criminal, domestic, juvenile, or probate), the judicial circuit and/or county, and the start date and end date for the summary to display. If the user is looking for information on a particular criminal charge, there is an option for entering a charge code. There are also options to download the summarized data into a PDF or Image, email, and even share on social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook.
For inquiries contact the Research Analyst, Joe Beard at Joe.Beard@arcourts.gov or call (501) 687-2196.
Use this drop-down menu to choose how the data in the dashboard is measured.
By Case: All of Civil, Domestic and Probate are measured By Case.
By Charge: Only used in Criminal and Juvenile Delinquency, this option changes the unit of measure to the number of individual charges on a case.
NOTE: Criminal and Juvenile Delinquency can also be measured By Case if the user would like to omit to have the charges be measured individually.
Use this drop-down menu to choose the area of interest, Civil, Criminal, Domestic Relations, Juvenile or Probate. To include all of these, choose All.
Start Date & End Date
This allows the user to enter the date range they would like the data measured by.
NOTE: The end date cannot be set beyond the end of the previous year.
Use this drop-down menu to choose the Judicial Circuit. For reference, a map of the Judicial Circuits can be seen here: https://arcourts.gov/courts/circuit-courts/arkansas-judicial-circuits
If the user needs a more specific level of measure and is only interested in one counties statistics, use this menu to filter the data to include just the county.
If the user needs a more specific level of measure and is only interested in one or a series of statutes in the Arkansas Criminal Code, use this menu to filter the data to include just those codes.
NOTE: In order to use this option Report Type must be set to By Charge.
1. Type in the code and press enter.
2. A listing of that code and its subsections will appear.
3. Check the box to include the codes.
Download, Share & Print
If the user would like to download the workbook:
1. Click on the Download Workbook link in the top right corner of the dashboard.
2. A dialog box will open to confirm the download of a Tableau .twbx file.
NOTE: the user must have a license or trial version of Tableau Desktop to access the file.
If the user would like to download a PDF of the summarized data:
1. Click the Download link in the bottom right corner of the dashboard and choose PDF.
2. Download PDF dialog box will open and choose the following options.
a. Layout = Portrait
b. Content = Sheets in Dashboard
c. Sheets to Download = Summary Report & State Map
If the user would like to Share the dashboard for others to view:
1. Click the Share link in the bottom right corner of the dashboard.
2. The options include:
a. Embed Code