The Judicial Statistics Department is part of the Judicial Organization and Modernization Service. Its duties are regulated by Judicial Statistics Regulation 6/2003 of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ, Spanish acronym) and, in accordance with article 15 of Law 12/1989 of 9 May 1989, on public statistics, is a qualified statistical service.
In many senses, judicial statistics operate as a compass. As a result of the information they generate periodically, judicial statistics shed light on the state of the Justice Administration, pinpointing its strong and weak points while facilitating decision-making for those in positions of legal authority.
All this information is at the disposal of the technical organs of the Council through its Intranet and is available to governmental organs, administrative organs with competence in the administration of justice, and the judicial organs themselves via the webpage Punto Neutro Judicial.
As a technical organ, it collaborates with the National Committee for Judicial Statistics and is responsible for coordination with the National Statistics Institute and the Statistics Board of Governors.
In the international sphere, the Department collaborates with the Spanish representation on the European Committee for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) in preparing a biannual report and contributes to the Latin American Plan for Judicial Statistics.