Case Length

Year to Date Through 06/02/2020

Definitions | Limitations

Case Length is a measure of the number of days between arrest and resolution in a case. It reflects the efficiency of a criminal justice system. Faster case resolution can be a deterrent to crime; it also allows victims and the accused to move on with their lives more quickly.

181 days

to Complete

Agg. Assault/Gun

Cases

426 days

to Complete

Homicide

Cases

36,091

Cases Currently Open

  -16%

Time to Complete Poss. of Firearms Cases

vs. Pre-2018 Avg

All Offenses

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
All Violent Offenses 123 125 142 147 150 116 142 22% 134 136 1%
All Property Offenses 139 150 138 139 141 156 165 6% 142 154 8%
All Drug Offenses 185 188 177 184 181 193 192 -1% 184 189 3%
All Firearms Offenses 281 302 276 263 268 230 234 2% 280 244 -13%
All Other Offenses 125 103 116 106 146 173 184 6% 112 168 50%
Uncategorized Offenses 262 230 178 174 202 157 152 -3% 211 170 -19%
All Offenses 167 168 163 165 173 168 172 2% 166 171 3%

Violent

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Homicide 575 610 542 543 580 478 426 -11% 568 495 -13%
Rape 278 460 460 586 441 428 430 0% 446 433 -3%
Robbery/Gun 190 260 380 387 291 264 167 -37% 304 241 -21%
Robbery/Other 126 154 147 115 144 104 146 40% 136 131 -4%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 317 308 375 393 272 195 181 -7% 348 216 -38%
Aggravated Assault/Other 116 124 130 128 132 107 138 29% 124 126 2%
Other Assaults 89 77 74 72 88 78 107 37% 78 91 17%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 196 149 148 165 210 344 163 -53% 164 239 46%
All Violent Offenses 123 125 142 147 150 116 142 22% 134 136 1%

Property

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Burglary/Residential 180 190 188 245 193 155 161 4% 201 170 -15%
Burglary/Commercial 182 199 216 161 161 156 155 -1% 190 157 -17%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 202 61 199 79 408 286 120 -58% 135 271 101%
Theft from Person 147 206 134 128 132 216 301 39% 154 216 40%
Theft from Auto 136 168 124 166 160 133 204 53% 148 166 12%
Retail Theft 113 116 97 100 111 193 152 -21% 106 152 43%
Theft 148 153 132 138 134 148 154 4% 143 145 1%
Auto Theft 165 168 253 163 126 144 168 17% 187 146 -22%
Fraud/Theft of Services 148 215 173 168 160 174 158 -9% 176 164 -7%
Embezzlement 187 140 165 152 170 180 165 -8% 161 172 7%
All Property Offenses 139 150 138 139 141 156 165 6% 142 154 8%

Drugs

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Drug Possession 151 160 135 128 149 174 180 3% 144 168 17%
Drug Sales 212 230 203 195 195 195 201 3% 210 197 -6%
DUI 225 192 215 242 209 212 194 -8% 218 205 -6%
All Drug Offenses 185 188 177 184 181 193 192 -1% 184 189 3%

Firearms

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Possession of Firearms 281 302 276 263 268 230 234 2% 280 244 -13%
All Firearms Offenses 281 302 276 263 268 230 234 2% 280 244 -13%

Other

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work 120 102 140 115 152 496 536 8% 119 395 232%
Patronizing Prostitutes 124 94 68 88 105 174 106 -39% 94 128 36%
Threats of Violence 127 107 125 106 139 104 138 33% 116 127 9%
All Other Offenses 125 103 116 106 146 173 184 6% 112 168 50%