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ALDERMAN’S COURTS
Caseload Comparison - Fiscal Years 2004-2005 - Total Filings (charges)
  2004   2005   Change    % Change
New Castle County  
  Newark 0 0 0 --
  Newport 0 0 0 --
Sussex County  
  Bethany Beach 3,388 3,406 18 0.5%
  Dewey Beach 1,503 1,203 -300 -20.0%
  Laurel 2,009 1,987 -22 -1.1%
  Rehoboth Beach  586  733 147 25.1%
State 7,486   7,329   -157   -2.1%
Caseload Comparison - Fiscal Years 2004-2005 - Total Dispositions (charges)
  2004   2005   Change   % Change
New Castle County  
  Newark 0 0 0 --
  Newport 0 0 0 --
Sussex County  
  Bethany Beach 3,388 3,406 18 0.5%
  Dewey Beach 1,503 1,203 -300 -20.0%
  Laurel 1,945 1,907 -38 -2.0%
  Rehoboth Beach 603 694 91 15.1%
State 7,439   7,210   -229   -3.1%
The unit of count for criminal and traffic cases is the charge.  For example, a defendant with three charges 
  disposed of is counted as three dispositions.
Note: Data not available for Newport and Newark
Source: Alderman's Courts; Administrative Office of the Courts.