Open Records Requests

The Travis County District Attorney’s (TCDA) Office handles the prosecution of felony cases. Misdemeanors in Travis County are handled by the County Attorney.

If you need to make a request for documents related to a felony case, you may submit your written request in one of the following ways:

Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Attn: Open Records Division
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, Texas 78767

  • In person to the following address:

Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Ronald Earle Building
416 W. 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701 (Map)

Please provide a specific description of the information or documents you are requesting to avoid the need for clarification. Examples of the descriptions that would be helpful to include are title of record, date of record, cause number, name of the defendant, and personal identifiers such as dates of birth or driver’s license number.

Annual Reports

Statistical Information

See the TCDA Office data charts (PDF).

refer to table 1: case filings by year since 2016
Table 1: Case Filings by Year Since 2016
YearCases FiledCases Charged with Indictment or Information
2018 14008 11000
2017 13108 11488
2016 12675 10292
refer to table 2: TCDA employees by gender
Table 2: TCDA Employees by Gender
GenderNumber of Employees
Male 72
Female 147
refer to table 3: TCDA employees by ethnicity
Table 3: TCDA Employees by Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of EmployeesPercentage of Employees
Hispanic 65 29.7%
Native American 1 0.5%
Asian 4 1.8%
African American 27 12.3%
Caucasian 122 55.7%
refer to table 4: average community supervision sentences
Table 4: Average Community Supervision Sentences
Average Community Supervision Sentences 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
First Degree Felony 7.06 years 6.96 years 6.71 years 6.27 years 6.37 years
Second Degree Felony 6.00 years 6.12 years 5.71 years 4.95 years 4.73 years
Third Degree Felony 4.85 years 4.85 years 4.67 years 3.69 years 3.32 years
State Jail Felony 3.47 years 3.42 years 3.31 years 2.66 years 2.56 years
refer to table 5: division caseloads in 2018
Table 5: Division Caseloads in 2018
 Trial CourtGrand JurySpecial Victims Unit - Family ViolenceSpecial Victims Unit - Child AbuseSpecial Victims Unit - CivilWhite CollarPublic Integrity UnitJuvenile
Average Attorney Caseload 236 221 166 69 88 24 78 NA
Number of Jury Trials in 2018 39 NA 16 18 7 1 NA NA
Number of Bench Trials in 2018 13 NA NA 1 119 NA NA NA
refer to table 6: 2018 jury trial offenses
Table 6: 2018 Jury Trial Offenses
OffenseNumber of Trials in 2018
Murder 12
DWI 1
Robbery 2
Civil 7
Aggravated Assault 6
Engaging in Organized Crime 1
Theft 3
Drug 1
Sexual Assault 9
Burglary 3
Family Violence 15
Deadly Conduct 1
Tampering 1
Negligent Homicide 1
Child Abuse 17
Assault or Harassment of a Public Servant 2
refer to table 7: offense disposition by year
Table 7: Offender Dispositions by Year
YearNumber of Defendants with Felony Case FiledNumber of Defendants with Felony Case DisposedNumber of Defendants Sentenced to Texas Department of Criminal Justice (prison)Number of Defendants Sentenced to State Jail
2015 8955 8911 1164 837
2016 9156 9762 1242 810
2017 9455 10595 1076 693
2018 9398 10119 892 601
refer to table 8: jury trials by year
Table 8: Jury Trials by Year
YearNumber of Jury Trials
2015 55
2016 71
2017 90
2018 82
refer to table 9: drug cases as percentage of total caseload
Table 9: Drug Cases as Percentage of Total Caseload
YearAll Cases FiledDrug Cases FiledDrug Case as Percentage of Total CaseloadState Jail Felony Drug Cases FiledState Jail Felony Drug Cases as Percentage of All Drug CasesState Jail Felony Drug Cases as Percentage of All Total Caseload
2017 13150 4544 35% 2519 55% 19%
2018 14006 4508 32% 2518 56% 18%
2019 4905 1741 36% 825 47% 17%

2019 data 1/1/19 - 5/15/19

refer to table 10: apd drug case filings by year
Table 10: APD Drug Case Filings by Year
YearAPD Drug Cases FiledAPD State Jail Felony Drug Cases FiledAPD State Jail Felony Drug Cases as Percentage of All APD Drug Cases FiledAPD State Jail Felony Possession Cases FiledAPD State Jail Felony Possession Cases as Percentage of APD State Jail Drug Cases FiledAPD State Jail Felony Delivery Drug Cases FiledAPD State Jail Felony Delivery Drug Cases as Percentage of APD State Jail Drug Cases Filed
2017 3603 2023 56% 1870 92% 153 8%
2018 3343 1913 57% 1779 93% 134 7%
2019 1169 570 49% 543 95% 27% 5%

2019 data 1/1/19 - 5/15/19

Table 11:Family Violence Cases
YearReceivedIndictedTrialsPleas or Findings of Guilt
2015 1233 1040 9 813
2016 1149 967 13 840
2017 1649 1380 19 1373
2018 2125 1523 15 1073
2019 ytd* 1382 1091 10 881

2019 ytd span 1/1/19 - 10/22/19

Adult Sexual Assault

refer to table 11: percentage of adult sexual assault versus total criminal cases
Table 12: Percentage of Adult Sexual Assault vs Total Criminal Cases
YearTotal Criminal TrialsSexual Assault TrialsPercentage
2011 79 7 8.9%
2012 84 7 8.3%
2013 69 6 8.7%
2014 58 4 6.9%
2015 56 1 1.8%
2016 69 1 1.4%
2017 78 1 1.3%
2018 76 9 11.8%
2019 52 7 13.5%
refer to table 12: percentage of adult sexual assault
Table 13: Percentage of Adult Sexual Assault Line Chart
Year201120122013201420152016201720182019
Percentage 8.9 8.3 8.7 6.9 1.8 1.4 1.3 11.8 13.5

State Jail Court

Asset Forfeiture Reports