Introductory notes

The data collection presented here is based upon the annual Judicial Statistics published by the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Israel Court's Administration since 1950. This collection includes annual summaries of court activities since 1975 (for the Supreme Court since 1965) until the end of 1995. Numbers of Judges and Registrates for An overall summary of Courts' outputs is regularly published in the CBS Statistical Abstracts. See "Statistical Abstract of Israel 2000". Chapter 21, tables 21.2 - 21.6. The series have been built and donated by Prof. Michael Beenstock and Prof. Yoel Haitovsky of the Hebrew University.

The statistics are divided according to: court level (Magistrate's, District or Supreme Court), type of file (criminal or civil), type of matter (real estate, injuries, personal status, etc.) and stage of action (entered, decided and pending). The judicial classification is done with the guidance of the advisory committee for judicial statistics. The classification is used by court secretaries both for the reports they prepare for the Court's Administration and for a detailed record on each decided file.

  The following Excel worksheets present 4 columns for each type of matter:

  • Files entered    
  • Decided files
  • Pending files
  • Files entered

Check residual = zero when: Files pending at beginning of year (end of previous year) + files enter during the year = decided files + pending files at the end of the stated year.

Where there is no balance between both sides of the equation, the residual appears in the column "Check residual". Additional definitions and information can be found in publication no. 1031 of the Central Bureau of Statistics: "Judicial Statistics 1993".