An annual state report says more than 1.3 million new legal cases were filed in Indiana trial courts last year.
The Indiana Judicial Service Report said the number of new cases was down 10 percent from a year earlier. But the report said most of the decrease was due to the reduced number of infractions and ordinance violations being filed. The number of new cases filed in 2014 is about 20 percent less than the number of cases filed in 2005.
The report said operating the court system cost the state, cities, counties and townships about $459 million. Filing fees, court costs, user fees, and fines generated $173 million in revenue.