Case Length

Year to Date Through 12/01/2020

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.

178 days

to Complete

Agg. Assault/Gun

Cases

522 days

to Complete

Homicide

Cases

44,839

Cases Currently Open

  7%

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 124 118 131 136 141 120 185 54% 127 149 17%
All Property Offenses 135 136 134 129 150 160 213 33% 134 174 30%
All Drug Offenses 181 186 182 173 185 189 248 31% 180 207 15%
All Firearms Offenses 290 307 273 268 260 218 304 39% 284 261 -8%
All Other Offenses 95 100 103 102 148 148 220 49% 100 172 72%
Uncategorized Offenses 199 165 159 143 177 149 193 30% 166 173 4%
All Offenses 160 159 160 154 173 166 216 30% 158 185 17%

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 582 622 556 563 538 480 522 9% 581 513 -12%
Non-Fatal Shooting**
66 300 422 386 358 443 24% 263 396 51%
Rape 308 379 550 536 412 426 418 -2% 443 419 -5%
Robbery/Gun 250 309 364 354 270 211 255 21% 319 245 -23%
Robbery/Other 126 133 133 118 138 112 198 77% 128 149 16%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 283 330 358 259 197 150 178 19% 308 175 -43%
Aggravated Assault/Other 116 111 113 117 117 110 188 71% 114 138 21%
Other Assaults 84 76 73 78 87 86 157 83% 78 110 41%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 175 142 232 182 191 237 274 16% 183 234 28%
All Violent Offenses 124 118 131 136 141 120 185 54% 127 149 17%

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 168 170 181 195 182 164 201 23% 178 182 2%
Burglary/Commercial 185 182 225 172 144 162 182 12% 191 163 -15%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 159 117 228 173 222 205 121 -41% 169 183 8%
Theft from Person 119 160 98 108 136 114 278 144% 121 176 45%
Theft from Auto 127 143 118 131 143 135 234 73% 130 171 32%
Retail Theft 107 108 100 99 141 194 219 13% 104 185 78%
Theft 145 139 125 130 151 156 201 29% 135 169 25%
Auto Theft 172 167 208 152 143 148 198 34% 175 163 -7%
Fraud/Theft of Services 149 182 188 159 162 172 282 64% 170 205 21%
Embezzlement 200 169 170 154 180 183 274 50% 173 212 23%
All Property Offenses 135 136 134 129 150 160 213 33% 134 174 30%

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 143 149 137 129 157 172 251 46% 140 193 38%
Drug Sales 208 224 205 186 199 190 258 36% 206 216 5%
DUI 238 205 224 212 213 208 208 0% 220 210 -5%
All Drug Offenses 181 186 182 173 185 189 248 31% 180 207 15%

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 290 307 273 268 260 218 304 39% 284 261 -8%
All Firearms Offenses 290 307 273 268 260 218 304 39% 284 261 -8%

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 104 105 111 103 197 427 738 73% 106 454 328%
Patronizing Prostitutes 61 78 68 70 80 100 156 56% 69 112 62%
Threats of Violence 104 104 124 106 137 125 196 57% 110 153 39%
All Other Offenses 95 100 103 102 148 148 220 49% 100 172 72%