Case Length

Year to Date Through 01/24/2021

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.

169 days

to Complete

Agg. Assault/Gun

Cases

316 days

to Complete

Homicide

Cases

46,909

Cases Currently Open

  20%

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 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
All Violent Offenses 120 111 119 135 140 138 215 56% 117 157 34%
All Property Offenses 169 118 124 122 135 187 212 13% 137 164 20%
All Drug Offenses 184 160 213 179 187 207 336 62% 186 227 22%
All Firearms Offenses 238 215 284 293 248 216 294 36% 246 263 7%
All Other Offenses 95 93 89 109 192 217 295 36% 92 203 121%
Uncategorized Offenses 231 145 158 138 140 152 222 46% 178 163 -8%
All Offenses 169 138 157 159 165 181 247 36% 155 188 21%

Violent

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

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

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Homicide 720 607 451 606 727 476 316 -34% 593 531 -10%
Non-Fatal Shooting** 0 244 337 502 376 330 186 -44% 194 348 79%
Rape 460 90 576 314 532 436 234 -46% 375 379 1%
Robbery/Gun 160 164 358 460 187 159 397 150% 227 301 33%
Robbery/Other 194 98 111 117 124 164 248 51% 134 163 22%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 315 449 178 200 124 134 169 26% 314 157 -50%
Aggravated Assault/Other 114 103 88 108 136 132 199 51% 102 144 41%
Other Assaults 82 85 83 76 104 107 188 76% 83 119 43%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 112 192 103 87 287 128 332 159% 136 208 53%
All Violent Offenses 120 111 119 135 140 138 215 56% 117 157 34%

Property

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

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

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Burglary/Residential 170 118 140 235 129 140 162 16% 143 166 16%
Burglary/Commercial 187 127 138 168 91 253 220 -13% 151 183 21%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 0 0 74 529 0 119 0 -100% 25 162 548%
Theft from Person 211 138 382 164 502 0 0 0% 244 166 -32%
Theft from Auto 343 140 157 149 118 227 571 152% 213 266 25%
Retail Theft 114 96 103 82 156 194 52 -73% 104 121 16%
Theft 140 114 142 92 138 175 228 30% 132 158 20%
Auto Theft 194 121 128 140 113 212 114 -46% 148 145 -2%
Fraud/Theft of Services 184 238 176 129 161 138 330 139% 199 190 -5%
Embezzlement 268 56 156 145 294 143 575 302% 160 289 81%
All Property Offenses 169 118 124 122 135 187 212 13% 137 164 20%

Drugs

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

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

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Drug Possession 161 130 141 133 172 202 145 -28% 144 163 13%
Drug Sales 242 184 216 188 185 213 427 100% 214 253 18%
DUI 180 178 253 210 220 217 280 29% 204 232 14%
All Drug Offenses 184 160 213 179 187 207 336 62% 186 227 22%

Firearms

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

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

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Possession of Firearms 238 215 284 293 248 216 294 36% 246 263 7%
All Firearms Offenses 238 215 284 293 248 216 294 36% 246 263 7%

Other

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

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

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work 99 129 89 102 531 662 481 -27% 106 444 319%
Patronizing Prostitutes 92 72 71 95 153 124 384 210% 78 189 142%
Threats of Violence 95 84 122 146 156 143 256 79% 100 175 75%
All Other Offenses 95 93 89 109 192 217 295 36% 92 203 121%