Case Length

Year to Date Through 11/28/2022

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.

448 days

to Complete

Non-Fatal Shooting

Cases

814 days

to Complete

Homicide

Cases

38,433

Cases Currently Open

All Offenses

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Due to court closures, cases have remained open for much longer than normal. The increase in median days to disposition for cases in 2020 and 2021 is a result of this.

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
2022 YTD
All Violent Offenses
126
135
143
142
122
189
316
285
All Property Offenses
138
136
130
150
154
215
375
303
All Drug Offenses
183
170
161
181
189
259
496
468
All Firearm Possession
294
286
260
252
207
291
308
393
All Other Offenses
157
178
168
178
182
228
429
411
Uncategorized Offenses
144
167
151
231
142
171
262
309
All Offenses
159
160
154
173
168
226
381
364

Violent

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Due to court closures, cases have remained open for much longer than normal. The increase in median days to disposition for cases in 2020 and 2021 is a result of this.

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
2022 YTD
164
398
498
546
498
477
701
786
693
654
663
716
546
766
868
842
638
670
646
448
442
313
420
612
66
307
424
413
376
492
524
448
452
602
547
442
416
382
448
694
293
334
347
260
168
248
366
177
105
103
94
102
98
185
315
230
115
117
168
146
111
195
254
220
·
0
58
64
77
147
130
122
74
78
79
86
87
158
381
262
161
175
139
178
178
332
261
210
128
232
218
194
262
296
288
415
187
127
176
190
140
300
252
353
282
212
239
240
134
361
386
171
96
92
97
98
113
161
392
299
All Violent Offenses
126
135
143
142
122
189
316
285

Property

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Due to court closures, cases have remained open for much longer than normal. The increase in median days to disposition for cases in 2020 and 2021 is a result of this.

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
2022 YTD
148
165
171
163
120
194
282
228
200
236
203
188
178
192
376
526
147
132
139
145
156
242
481
313
108
99
99
140
231
238
452
306
164
110
93
160
127
211
357
550
162
180
144
140
148
214
353
235
180
178
180
223
162
323
462
420
137
147
137
146
136
181
342
263
197
119
128
146
170
313
348
278
105
490
143
117
257
336
314
297
All Property Offenses
138
136
130
150
154
215
375
303

Drugs

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Due to court closures, cases have remained open for much longer than normal. The increase in median days to disposition for cases in 2020 and 2021 is a result of this.

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
2022 YTD
521
353
382
322
241
310
386
418
244
221
206
209
189
263
509
465
148
136
127
159
187
256
518
514
189
232
187
335
110
206
343
175
All Drug Offenses
183
170
161
181
189
259
496
468

Firearms

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Due to court closures, cases have remained open for much longer than normal. The increase in median days to disposition for cases in 2020 and 2021 is a result of this.

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
2022 YTD
348
311
309
268
238
303
322
383
260
247
234
235
175
276
297
392
299
308
220
228
199
294
262
482
234
327
251
330
249
236
494
412
All Firearm Possession
294
286
260
252
207
291
308
393

Other

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Due to court closures, cases have remained open for much longer than normal. The increase in median days to disposition for cases in 2020 and 2021 is a result of this.

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
2022 YTD
108
100
96
84
90
206
225
203
DUI
208
228
214
209
222
264
610
500
112
117
110
189
527
843
2,209
2,732
76
62
70
90
93
154
606
76
250
76
329
303
358
1,453
923
90
237
246
273
201
238
379
180
284
82
83
88
102
101
155
378
235
204
59
321
213
180
110
213
316
126
140
117
136
145
224
450
382
83
1,098
156
138
133
121
549
806
All Other Offenses
157
178
168
178
182
228
429
411