Outcomes April 2019

Residential summary process: Outcomes Report This report examines cases filed at least one year ago, for which outcomes are largely known. Search Period Start: 2019-04-01 Search Period End: 2019-04-30 Earliest Case: 2019-04-01 Latest Case: 2019-04-30 Total Cases: 2298 Total Transfers: 91 -- High-level take-aways: Percentage of landlords for whom attorney is optional: 29.4% Of those, percentage pro se: 58.7% Most common cause: Non-payment Least stable municipality/neighborhood: Dorchester Least stable with 10+ filings: Dorchester Least stable with 100+ filings: Dorchester Least stable county: Bristol The number of filings this period is not statistically different from the pre-pandemic housing crisis baseline. -- Courts (n) Count Percent Eastern 531 23.1% Northeast 473 20.6% Central 407 17.7% Western 358 15.6% Southeast 325 14.1% Metro South 204 8.9% Party Type (n) Plaintiffs Defendants Corporate Entity 1623 7 Natural Person 675 2291 Total 2298 2298 (%) Plaintiffs Defendants Corporate Entity 70.6% 0.3% Natural Person 29.4% 99.7% Total 100.0% 100.0% Plaintiff Representation (n) Has Attorney Pro Se Total Required 1587 36 1623 Optional 279 396 675 Total 1866 432 2298 (%) Has Attorney Pro Se Total Required 69.1% 1.6% 70.6% Optional 12.1% 17.2% 29.4% Total 81.2% 18.8% 100.0% Defendant Representation Note: Limited Assistance Representation should be reflected here. Tenancy preservation or other social services may not be reflected. (n) Has Attorney Pro Se Total Required 1 6 7 Optional 129 2162 2291 Total 130 2168 2298 (%) Has Attorney Pro Se Total Required 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% Optional 5.6% 94.1% 99.7% Total 5.7% 94.3% 100.0% Number of Adults in Households Count Percent 1 1487 64.7% 2 652 28.4% 3 107 4.7% 4 35 1.5% 5 7 0.3% 6 7 0.3% 7 1 0.0% 9 1 0.0% 11 1 0.0% Total 2298 100.0% Initiating Action Count Percent Non-payment 1683 73.2% No Fault 265 11.5% Cause 260 11.3% Foreclosure 88 3.8% Unknown/Other 2 0.1% Rate per 100,000 Municipality Residents Count Dorchester 114 105 Florence 105 1 West Wareham 92 2 Brighton 91 40 Fall River 86 77 New Bedford 86 82 Charlestown 77 13 Roxbury 75 45 South Boston 65 22 Taunton 57 32 Worcester 57 104 Revere 56 29 Leverett 54 1 South Dennis 54 2 Dorchester Center 53 49 Vineyard Haven 52 1 Hyde Park 47 16 Ludlow 47 10 Roslindale 44 13 East Wareham 36 8 Hyannis 35 5 East Falmouth 34 2 Rockland 34 6 Duxbury 33 5 East Boston 32 13 Framingham 32 22 Springfield 32 49 Westborough 32 6 East Taunton 31 2 Allston 30 9 Middleborough 30 7 Millbury 30 4 Attleborough 29 13 Brookfield 29 1 Gardner 29 6 Hull 29 3 Indian Orchard 29 3 Southbridge 29 5 Northborough 28 4 Fitchburg 27 11 Holbrook 27 3 Sunderland 27 1 Leominster 26 11 Athol 25 3 Holyoke 25 10 Palmer 24 3 Chicopee 23 13 North Dighton 23 1 Roxbury Crossing 23 14 Webster 23 4 Avon 22 1 Boylston 22 1 Forestdale 22 1 Hubbardston 22 1 Onset 22 5 Winthrop 22 4 North Brookfield 21 1 Randolph 21 7 Seekonk 21 3 Pittsfield 20 9 Ware 20 2 Lunenburg 19 2 South Easton 19 2 Warren 19 1 Yarmouth Port 19 1 Feeding Hills 17 2 Milford 17 5 South Yarmouth 17 2 Spencer 17 2 West Springfield 17 5 Granby 16 1 Orleans 16 1 Bedford 15 2 Charlton 15 2 Hudson 15 3 Hanover 14 2 Oxford 14 2 Whitinsville 14 1 Halifax 13 1 Westminster 13 1 Auburn 12 2 Easthampton 12 2 Orange 12 1 Swansea 12 2 Westport 12 2 Assonet 11 1 Boston 11 72 Brookline 11 7 Chelsea 11 4 Greenfield 11 2 Shrewsbury 11 4 South Hadley 11 2 Sutton 11 1 North Attleborough 10 3 Norton 10 2 Plymouth 10 6 Quincy 10 10 Canton 9 2 Hanson 9 1 Lakeville 9 1 Leicester 9 1 Norwell 9 1 Rochdale 9 1 Wareham 9 2 Winchendon 9 1 Brockton 8 8 Cambridge 8 9 Dudley 8 1 North Dartmouth 8 2 Arlington 7 3 Kingston 7 1 Medford 7 4 Raynham 7 1 Somerville 7 6 Stoughton 7 2 Uxbridge 7 1 Westfield 7 3 Abington 6 1 Amesbury 6 1 Ashland 6 1 Belchertown 6 1 Bellingham 6 1 Dracut 6 2 Fairhaven 6 1 Hopkinton 6 1 West Roxbury 6 2 Bourne 5 1 Holden 5 1 Somerset 5 1 Belmont 4 1 South Dartmouth 2 1 East Weymouth 1 1 Lawrence 1 1 Newton 1 1 Newton Highlands 1 1 South Weymouth 1 1 (not given) 0 1121 First Floor Lynn 0 1 J 0 14 Lowell 0 1 RB Springfield 0 1 Whi 0 1 Rate per 100,000 residents based on 2010 census. Municipalities do not appear if no evictions filed. Where neighborhoods are commonly recognized as municipalities, data appears under the neighborhood rather than the legal entity (e.g., "Roxbury" is separate from "Boston".) Where municipalities have alternate spellings (e.g., Marlboro for Marlborough), totals appear under the long form. Efforts are made to correct clerical errors in the court database, but clerical errors may appear. Rate per 100,000 County Renter Households Count Bristol 277 228 Suffolk 227 450 Worcester 171 191 Plymouth 138 60 Hampden 137 98 Barnstable 77 15 Berkshire 55 9 Hampshire 48 9 Franklin 47 5 Norfolk 41 35 Dukes 24 1 Middlesex 24 57 Essex 1 2 Nantucket 0 0 Rate per 100,000 renter households based on 2019 ACS. Counties appear even if no evictions filed. OUTCOMES Concluded cases are 'disposed'. Not all cases were disposed at time of reading. Cases are read approximately 18 months after filing. Court Record Reads This Report Reads Stipulation of Dismissal Dismissed Voluntary Dismissal Dismissed Dismissal Dismissed Agreement for Judgment Mediated Agreement Mediated Judgment by Default Defaulted Findings Heard Order Heard Disposed Heard (unrecognized) Other Dismissals: Stipulations of dismissal are not legally the same as voluntary dismissals, but both are treated here as scenarios in which either money has been paid or cause cured. Mediation: Agreements are not legally the same as agreements for judgment, but both are treated here as mediations in which a tenancy may be preserved; judgment or execution may enter thereafter, looked at separately. Tenancy preservation program is generally not visible, may influence either mediation or dismissal. Some disposed cases may have a judgment entered. Judgments may be for money only, money and possession, or possession only. Some judgments for possession may result in an execution. Dispositions Count Percentage Disposed 2271 98.8% Ongoing/Error 27 1.2% Cases not yet disposed were either ongoing at time of reading or left open due to clerical error only. Note that agreements for judgment may not all be filed properly, and that mediations may be undercounted. By outcome, as a percent of disposed cases: Count Percentage Mediated 1132 49.8% Defaulted 574 25.3% Dismissed 444 19.6% Heard 114 5.0% Other 7 0.3% Total 2271 100.0% Outcome by reason: Dismissed Defaulted Mediated Heard Other Cause 21 52 165 16 1 Foreclosure 11 23 34 17 2 No Fault 45 44 152 20 2 Non-payment 366 454 781 61 2 Unknown/Other 1 1 0 0 0 Outcome by reason, as a percent of disposed cases: Dismissed Defaulted Mediated Heard Other Cause 0.9% 2.3% 7.3% 0.7% 0.0% Foreclosure 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 0.7% 0.1% No Fault 2.0% 1.9% 6.7% 0.9% 0.1% Non-payment 16.1% 20.0% 34.4% 2.7% 0.1% Unknown/Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Judgments The financial obligation of one party to another, net of counterclaims. Judgments recorded for the plaintiff may be lower than total eviction costs (e.g., moving and storage often not included). Judgments may not be ordered paid if the debtor receives any form of public assistance. Otherwise, judgments are enforceable any time in the 20 years after issuance. Judgments of small amounts typically reflect court filing fees rather than rent arrears. Mediated agreements for judgment are judgments; otherwise mediated agreements are not recorded. Count Percentage of Disposed Percentage of Filed Judgment entered 1101 48.5% 47.9% No judgment entered 1170 51.5% 50.9% Total 2271 100.0% 98.8% Judgments by reason, as a percent of disposed cases: Count Percentage Min Max Average Std Dev Total Cause 93 4.1% 54 6,380 941 1,215 87,599 Foreclosure 34 1.5% 140 4,796 456 905 15,506 No fault 99 4.4% 140 14,244 1,436 1,972 142,196 Non-payment 874 38.5% 25 46,200 3,769 3,945 3,294,561 Unknown/Other 1 0.0% 194 194 194 0 194 All 1101 48.5% 25 46,200 3,215 3,750 3,540,058 Judgments by outcome, as a percent of disposed cases: Count Percentage Min Max Average Std dev Total Dismissed 12 0.5% 889 46,200 7,425 12,626 89,103 Defaulted 558 24.6% 46 39,497 2,922 3,558 1,630,945 Mediated 484 21.3% 54 31,401 3,532 3,479 1,709,696 Heard 46 2.0% 25 10,274 2,392 2,550 110,058 Other 1 0.0% 254 254 254 0 254 All 1101 48.5% 25 46,200 3,215 3,750 3,540,058 By prevailing party, as a percent of disposed cases: Count Percentage of Judgments Percentage of Disposed Percentage of Filed defendant 2 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% plaintiff 891 80.9% 39.2% 38.8% unknown 208 18.9% 9.2% 9.1% Total 1101 100.0% 48.5% 47.9% Judgments All Cases: Count: 1101 Range: 25.000 - 46200.000; Mean: 3215.312; Median: 2203.820; Stddev: 3752.222 Percentiles: 90th: 7129.060; 95th: 9354.340; 99th: 16762.710 25.000 - 53.947: 2 | 53.947 - 115.121: 1 | 115.121 - 244.401: 152 ######################### 244.401 - 517.614: 43 ####### 517.614 - 1095.005: 113 ################### 1095.005 - 2315.222: 255 ########################################### 2315.222 - 4893.947: 318 ##################################################### 4893.947 - 10343.649: 173 ############################# 10343.649 - 21860.682: 39 ####### 21860.682 - 46200.000: 5 # Judgments By Reason Cause: Count: 93 Range: 54.500 - 6380.830; Mean: 941.932; Median: 205.000; Stddev: 1222.549 Percentiles: 90th: 2913.550; 95th: 3163.000; 99th: 6380.830 54.500 - 88.199: 1 # 88.199 - 142.358: 1 # 142.358 - 229.403: 48 ##################################################### 229.403 - 369.300: 3 ### 369.300 - 594.140: 2 ## 594.140 - 955.499: 8 ######### 955.499 - 1536.268: 12 ############# 1536.268 - 2469.670: 6 ####### 2469.670 - 3969.818: 9 ########## 3969.818 - 6380.830: 3 ### Foreclosure: Count: 34 Range: 140.000 - 4796.980; Mean: 456.063; Median: 205.000; Stddev: 919.310 Percentiles: 90th: 318.000; 95th: 3018.750; 99th: 4796.980 140.000 - 199.633: 12 ################################### 199.633 - 284.487: 18 ##################################################### 284.487 - 405.229: 1 ### 405.229 - 1664.354: 1 ### 1664.354 - 3370.899: 1 ### 3370.899 - 4796.980: 1 ### No Fault: Count: 99 Range: 140.000 - 14244.050; Mean: 1436.324; Median: 902.960; Stddev: 1982.306 Percentiles: 90th: 3497.140; 95th: 4421.780; 99th: 14244.050 140.000 - 222.699: 41 ##################################################### 222.699 - 353.902: 1 # 353.902 - 562.057: 6 ######## 562.057 - 892.299: 1 # 892.299 - 1416.234: 13 ################# 1416.234 - 2247.464: 15 ################### 2247.464 - 3566.225: 14 ################## 3566.225 - 5658.460: 5 ###### 5658.460 - 8977.825: 2 ### 8977.825 - 14244.050: 1 # Non-payment: Count: 874 Range: 25.000 - 46200.000; Mean: 3769.522; Median: 2757.915; Stddev: 3947.856 Percentiles: 90th: 7695.000; 95th: 10274.220; 99th: 17427.120 25.000 - 53.947: 2 | 53.947 - 244.401: 31 ###### 244.401 - 517.614: 32 ###### 517.614 - 1095.005: 96 ################## 1095.005 - 2315.222: 215 ######################################## 2315.222 - 4893.947: 287 ##################################################### 4893.947 - 10343.649: 168 ############################### 10343.649 - 21860.682: 38 ####### 21860.682 - 46200.000: 5 # Judgments By Outcome Dismissed: Count: 12 Range: 889.140 - 46200.000; Mean: 7425.291; Median: 1948.850; Stddev: 13187.896 Percentiles: 90th: 17977.480; 95th: 46200.000; 99th: 46200.000 889.140 - 1320.228: 4 ##################################################### 1320.228 - 1960.087: 2 ########################### 1960.087 - 2909.826: 2 ########################### 2909.826 - 4319.515: 1 ############# 4319.515 - 9517.624: 1 ############# 9517.624 - 20969.692: 1 ############# 20969.692 - 46200.000: 1 ############# Defaulted: Count: 558 Range: 46.000 - 39497.960; Mean: 2922.842; Median: 1897.560; Stddev: 3561.973 Percentiles: 90th: 7125.000; 95th: 9874.470; 99th: 16735.380 46.000 - 91.161: 1 | 91.161 - 179.716: 8 ### 179.716 - 353.360: 94 ##################################### 353.360 - 693.853: 34 ############## 693.853 - 1361.516: 79 ############################### 1361.516 - 2670.718: 133 ##################################################### 2670.718 - 5237.890: 124 ################################################# 5237.890 - 10271.783: 60 ######################## 10271.783 - 20142.590: 23 ######### 20142.590 - 39497.960: 2 # Mediated: Count: 484 Range: 54.500 - 31401.540; Mean: 3532.431; Median: 2797.165; Stddev: 3482.818 Percentiles: 90th: 7170.160; 95th: 9315.000; 99th: 17064.470 54.500 - 103.607: 1 | 103.607 - 196.164: 24 ######### 196.164 - 370.616: 25 ######### 370.616 - 699.425: 22 ######## 699.425 - 1319.167: 52 #################### 1319.167 - 2487.262: 97 ##################################### 2487.262 - 4688.896: 140 ##################################################### 4688.896 - 8838.555: 96 #################################### 8838.555 - 16659.867: 22 ######## 16659.867 - 31401.540: 5 ## Heard: Count: 46 Range: 25.000 - 10274.220; Mean: 2392.568; Median: 1696.325; Stddev: 2578.275 Percentiles: 90th: 5837.530; 95th: 8465.880; 99th: 10274.220 25.000 - 46.278: 1 ### 46.278 - 155.321: 1 ### 155.321 - 283.250: 16 ##################################################### 283.250 - 938.862: 1 ### 938.862 - 1708.015: 4 ############# 1708.015 - 3106.618: 6 #################### 3106.618 - 5649.792: 12 ######################################## 5649.792 - 10274.220: 5 ################# Executions A levy of execution is a forced (court ordered) move-out, what is commonly meant by "eviction". If an execution is requested but not issued, the court has denied the landlord's request. If an execution is issued but not levied, the renters have left on their own. If an execution is levied, the renters and their belongings were removed per the move-and-store laws. Possession of the housing was returned to the owner. It is not possible to know from court records whether belongings were stored in a licensed and bonded warehouse (renter has not yet obtained new housing) or delivered per the renter's instructions (renter has obtained new housing). The landlord customarily pays for the cost of moving and storage. Executions are considered levied if a return of service appears in the record. Count Percentage of Judgments Percentage of Disposed Percentage of Filed Requested 615 55.9% 27.1% 26.8% Issued 582 52.9% 25.6% 25.3% Levied 124 11.3% 5.5% 5.4% Levied by reason: Count Percentage of Levied Percentage of Judgments Percentage of Disposed Percentage of Filed Cause 15 12.1% 1.4% 0.7% 0.7% Foreclosure 5 4.0% 0.5% 0.2% 0.2% No Fault 17 13.7% 1.5% 0.7% 0.7% Non-payment 87 70.2% 7.9% 3.8% 3.8% Unknown/Other 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% All Reasons 124 100.0% 11.3% 5.5% 5.4% Read as X% of cases filed are levied for nonpayment, for example. Levied by outcome: Count Percentage of Levied Percentage of Judgments Percentage of Disposed Percentage of Filed Dismissed 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Defaulted 60 48.4% 5.4% 2.6% 2.6% Mediated 57 46.0% 5.2% 2.5% 2.5% Heard 7 5.6% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% Other 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% All Outcomes 124 100.0% 11.3% 5.5% 5.4% Read as X% of cases filed are levied following default, for example. Conditional probabilities: 'Given a case is about X, what are the odds of a forced move-out?' Levies Filings Percentage Chance No Fault 17 265 6.4% Cause 15 260 5.8% Foreclosure 5 88 5.7% Non-payment 87 1683 5.2% Unknown/Other 0 2 0.0% Percentage chance is not intended to be summed across reasons. Conditional probabilities: 'Given a case ends with X, what are the odds of a forced move-out?' Levies Filings Percentage Chance Defaulted 60 574 10.5% Heard 7 114 6.1% Mediated 57 1132 5.0% Dismissed 0 444 0.0% Other 0 7 0.0% Percentage chance is not intended to be summed across outcomes. Causality cannot be inferred from this data (e.g., did mediation prevent a levy? or was mediation avoided because one party assumed a levy was inevitable?). Court Duration for Disposed Cases (days) Nothing leading up to the filing of the summary process case is considered. Nothing following the summary process case is considered. Excludes grace period, notice period, and entry delays. Excludes execution and appeal period, if any. Actual eviction duration will be at least 40 days longer than indicated for a 30 day notice to quit and 10 day appeal period. Zero may indicate either 0 or no data, see histogram below. (days) Shortest Longest Average Std Dev Cause 0 246 30 37 Non-payment 1 399 24 39 No Fault 3 377 34 55 Foreclosure 0 320 52 73 Unknown/Other 8 15 11 4 All Reasons 0 399 27 43 (days) Shortest Longest Average Std Dev Dismissed 0 352 28 48 Defaulted 2 332 20 27 Mediated 0 381 22 25 Heard 7 330 93 98 Other 0 399 222 186 All Outcomes 0 399 27 43 All Cases: Count: 2271 Range: 0.000 - 399.000; Mean: 27.615; Median: 16.000; Stddev: 43.551 Percentiles: 90th: 43.000; 95th: 90.000; 99th: 263.000 0.000 - 2.397: 12 # 2.397 - 4.771: 9 | 4.771 - 8.803: 51 ### 8.803 - 15.651: 1049 ##################################################### 15.651 - 27.284: 685 ################################### 27.284 - 47.045: 257 ############# 47.045 - 80.611: 77 #### 80.611 - 137.629: 52 ### 137.629 - 234.482: 44 ## 234.482 - 399.000: 31 ## By Reason Cause: Count: 255 Range: 0.000 - 246.000; Mean: 30.102; Median: 18.000; Stddev: 37.520 Percentiles: 90th: 58.000; 95th: 107.000; 99th: 208.000 0.000 - 2.237: 1 | 2.237 - 4.240: 2 # 4.240 - 12.731: 46 ###################### 12.731 - 21.226: 112 ##################################################### 21.226 - 34.977: 43 #################### 34.977 - 57.237: 22 ########## 57.237 - 93.268: 12 ###### 93.268 - 151.591: 7 ### 151.591 - 246.000: 8 #### Non-payment: Count: 1664 Range: 1.000 - 399.000; Mean: 24.921; Median: 15.000; Stddev: 39.511 Percentiles: 90th: 38.000; 95th: 66.000; 99th: 258.000 1.000 - 2.397: 11 # 2.397 - 4.771: 6 | 4.771 - 8.803: 42 ### 8.803 - 15.651: 837 ##################################################### 15.651 - 27.284: 474 ############################## 27.284 - 47.045: 172 ########### 47.045 - 80.611: 48 ### 80.611 - 137.629: 33 ## 137.629 - 234.482: 23 # 234.482 - 399.000: 18 # No Fault: Count: 263 Range: 3.000 - 377.000; Mean: 34.194; Median: 17.000; Stddev: 55.510 Percentiles: 90th: 51.000; 95th: 153.000; 99th: 323.000 3.000 - 5.304: 1 # 5.304 - 8.935: 6 ### 8.935 - 14.656: 81 ########################################### 14.656 - 23.674: 100 ##################################################### 23.674 - 37.884: 42 ###################### 37.884 - 60.280: 8 #### 60.280 - 95.574: 5 ### 95.574 - 151.197: 6 ### 151.197 - 238.855: 10 ##### 238.855 - 377.000: 4 ## Foreclosure: Count: 87 Range: 0.000 - 320.000; Mean: 52.322; Median: 20.000; Stddev: 73.599 Percentiles: 90th: 191.000; 95th: 236.000; 99th: 320.000 0.000 - 11.867: 5 ######### 11.867 - 17.395: 29 ##################################################### 17.395 - 25.298: 16 ############################# 25.298 - 36.597: 8 ############### 36.597 - 52.749: 8 ############### 52.749 - 75.842: 4 ####### 75.842 - 108.857: 4 ####### 108.857 - 156.055: 2 #### 156.055 - 223.532: 4 ####### 223.532 - 320.000: 5 ######### Unknown/Other reason: Count: 2 Range: 8.000 - 15.000; Mean: 11.500; Median: 11.500; Stddev: 4.950 Percentiles: 90th: 15.000; 95th: 15.000; 99th: 15.000 8.000 - 8.533: 1 ##################################################### 8.533 - 15.000: 1 ##################################################### By Outcome Dismissed: Count: 444 Range: 0.000 - 352.000; Mean: 28.293; Median: 14.000; Stddev: 48.083 Percentiles: 90th: 44.000; 95th: 129.000; 99th: 268.000 0.000 - 2.355: 8 ## 2.355 - 4.628: 6 ## 4.628 - 8.442: 41 ############ 8.442 - 14.839: 187 ##################################################### 14.839 - 25.571: 104 ############################# 25.571 - 43.574: 49 ############## 43.574 - 73.774: 18 ##### 73.774 - 124.437: 6 ## 124.437 - 209.426: 12 ### 209.426 - 352.000: 12 ### Defaulted: Count: 574 Range: 2.000 - 332.000; Mean: 20.880; Median: 15.000; Stddev: 27.825 Percentiles: 90th: 29.000; 95th: 50.000; 99th: 169.000 2.000 - 3.805: 3 # 3.805 - 11.323: 167 ##################################### 11.323 - 18.736: 241 ##################################################### 18.736 - 30.607: 108 ######################## 30.607 - 49.619: 26 ###### 49.619 - 80.068: 16 #### 80.068 - 128.831: 6 # 128.831 - 206.928: 3 # 206.928 - 332.000: 4 # Mediated: Count: 1132 Range: 0.000 - 381.000; Mean: 22.910; Median: 16.000; Stddev: 25.339 Percentiles: 90th: 38.000; 95th: 59.000; 99th: 135.000 0.000 - 3.871: 4 | 3.871 - 6.909: 1 | 6.909 - 11.841: 280 ################################### 11.841 - 19.850: 426 ##################################################### 19.850 - 32.853: 275 ################################## 32.853 - 53.965: 79 ########## 53.965 - 88.244: 32 #### 88.244 - 143.902: 27 ### 143.902 - 234.271: 4 | 234.271 - 381.000: 2 | Heard: Count: 114 Range: 7.000 - 330.000; Mean: 93.632; Median: 39.500; Stddev: 98.165 Percentiles: 90th: 236.000; 95th: 306.000; 99th: 329.000 7.000 - 10.608: 6 ############# 10.608 - 15.844: 15 ################################# 15.844 - 23.441: 24 ##################################################### 23.441 - 34.464: 9 #################### 34.464 - 50.459: 8 ################## 50.459 - 73.668: 7 ############### 73.668 - 107.344: 8 ################## 107.344 - 156.210: 8 ################## 156.210 - 227.115: 12 ########################### 227.115 - 330.000: 17 ###################################### Other Outcome: Count: 7 Range: 0.000 - 399.000; Mean: 222.571; Median: 340.000; Stddev: 186.368 Percentiles: 90th: 399.000; 95th: 399.000; 99th: 399.000 0.000 - 40.195: 1 ############# 40.195 - 52.031: 1 ############# 52.031 - 399.000: 4 ##################################################### -- Data Sources (report errors to hello@masslandlords.net): County Data Households Percent Renters Barnstable 96,509 20.0% Berkshire 53,792 30.0% Bristol 220,528 37.3% Dukes 18,146 22.6% Essex 297,898 36.9% Franklin 30,927 34.1% Hampden 179,970 39.5% Hampshire 60,002 30.7% Middlesex 612,366 38.1% Nantucket 11,399 30.8% Norfolk 269,717 31.6% Plymouth 191,041 22.6% Suffolk 309,945 63.7% Worcester 316,162 35.2% County Households: 2019 ACS TableID S1101 County Households and Renters, Dukes and Nantucket: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/dukescountymassachusetts County Households and Renters, Large Counties: https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?q=S11&g=0400000US25.050000&d=ACS%201-Year%20Estimates%20Subject%20Tables&tid=ACSST1Y2019.S1101&hidePreview=true Dukes County Renters: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/dukescountymassachusetts Nantucket County Renters: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/nantucketcountymassachusetts -- Methodology Publicly available records at MassCourts.org are read fully manually at two intervals: 1.) For a filings report, once within approximately one week of filing; 2.) For an outcomes report, once again approximately 12 to 18 months after filing. This effort costs more than 1 FTE. Summary spreadsheets are produced by copying exactly what is read. The spreadsheets are processed using proprietary software. Repeated analyses of local spreadsheets does not burden the MassCourts servers. The software is developed using best practices for revision control and regression testing. Limitations: Data are snapshots. As such, we cannot track individual cases over time or produce real-time reports. MassLandlords does not have access to court databases beyond what is published in human readable form at MassCourts.org. As of this report, MassLandlords staff were not considering information available to attorneys (e.g., the contents of notices, discovery, evidence, etc.) but not available to the general public. All data presented here are readily verifiable at MassCourts.org without special permission. Information is not independently verified outside of the court record. For instance, clerical errors in address, omissions of a defendant, etc. are not readily verifiable. As this process matures, reporting algorithms may change. Transfers are counted as new cases. Clerical differences between original case and transfer (e.g., middle initial included then dropped; defendant dropped on transfer; street address spelling changed) as well as the potential for indefinite circular transferring (e.g., foreclosure cases moving between housing, land, and/or superior courts) make it very difficult to programmatically identify continuing matters. -- When Citing This Work, Please Credit: MassLandlords, Inc. Available online at https://masslandlords.net/policy/eviction-data/.

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