In 1990, average votes to affirm Division Five of the First District in criminal cases was 6.5. From there, the average fell sharply: 2.5 in 1991, 1.75 in 1992, 3 in 1994 and 1 in 1995. In 1996, average votes to affirm was 4. There were no criminal cases from Division Five in 1993, 1997

For the past several weeks, we’ve been surveying the yearly average votes to affirm each District and Division of the Appellate Court in civil cases. Beginning today, we’re turning our attention to criminal cases – first up, Division One of the First District.

Division One had no criminal cases decided by the Supreme Court in