Yesterday, we took a close look at the Court’s arbitration cases since 1990. Today, we’re on the criminal side of the docket, looking at the Court’s cases involving property crimes. Less than a third of the Court’s property crime cases were won by the prosecution below – only 31.58%. Oddly, the Court reversed 83.33% of the prosecution wins it reviewed – admittedly, in a small sample.
We chart both prosecution wins affirmed and reversed in Table 871 below. The Court affirmed one property crime win and reversed one in 2000. The Court reversed prosecution wins in 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2016.
We report defendants’ wins affirmed (“LL”) and reversed (“LC”) in Table 872. The Court reversed 92.31% of the defendants’ wins it heard in this area. The Court reversed twice in 1990, once in 1991, three times in 1992, once in 1999 and once in 2007. The Court affirmed a defendant’s win in 2009, reversed three times in 2011 and reversed once in 2017.
Since 1990, the Court has reversed 89.47% of its property crimes cases. The Court reversed in all six property crimes cases between 1990 and 1995. The Court reversed in two of three cases between 1996 and 2000. The Court heard no property crimes cases between 2001 and 2005. Between 2006 and 2010, the Court reversed in three of four cases. Since 2010, the Court has reversed in all six of its property crimes cases.
Join us back here next Tuesday as we turn our attention to two new areas of law.