“Southern California eviction cases account for more than 60 percent of all eviction court filings in the state, a new study released Wednesday, May 30 shows.

Landlords filed 306,537 eviction cases from 2014 through 2016 in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, according to a report by the San Francisco-based tenants rights group Tenants Together.

That’s 61 percent of the 499,010 cases filed over a three-year period statewide, the figures show. Tenants Together obtained previously unreleased statewide data on eviction filings from the state Judicial Council, which aggregates data from county courthouses statewide.

Southern California had an average annual eviction rate of 3.1 filings for every 100 renter households, the data show. Statewide, the average annual eviction rate was 2.8 filings per 100 renter households.

Both rates are low when compared with other parts of the country.”

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