Case Length

Year to Date Through 04/01/2020

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.

180 days

to Complete

Agg. Assault/Gun

Cases

426 days

to Complete

Homicide

Cases

33,091

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 121 126 130 135 145 123 141 15% 128 136 6%
All Property Offenses 138 150 126 130 130 154 164 6% 136 149 10%
All Drug Offenses 179 190 172 190 176 190 194 2% 183 187 2%
All Firearms Offenses 298 284 267 270 295 236 234 -1% 280 255 -9%
All Other Offenses 126 102 116 99 121 189 199 5% 111 170 53%
Uncategorized Offenses 266 240 167 187 217 156 158 1% 215 177 -18%
All Offenses 163 170 153 162 168 168 173 3% 162 170 5%

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 591 666 606 534 589 502 426 -15% 599 506 -16%
Rape 166 460 438 447 362 458 430 -6% 378 417 10%
Robbery/Gun 177 260 383 346 372 281 162 -42% 292 272 -7%
Robbery/Other 122 144 128 102 137 103 144 40% 124 128 3%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 252 299 388 356 260 237 180 -24% 324 226 -30%
Aggravated Assault/Other 121 122 110 123 132 106 138 30% 119 125 5%
Other Assaults 96 82 73 77 81 83 107 29% 82 90 10%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 154 129 183 140 176 309 153 -50% 152 213 40%
All Violent Offenses 121 126 130 135 145 123 141 15% 128 136 6%

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 154 180 166 205 201 163 158 -3% 176 174 -1%
Burglary/Commercial 181 190 204 164 120 146 152 4% 185 139 -25%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 281 0 199 76 529 1,133 120 -89% 139 594 327%
Theft from Person 109 206 145 111 97 427 301 -30% 143 275 92%
Theft from Auto 127 202 125 211 149 131 193 47% 166 158 -5%
Retail Theft 118 116 95 97 91 182 158 -13% 106 144 36%
Theft 146 162 129 124 138 140 154 10% 140 144 3%
Auto Theft 156 178 187 130 148 140 168 20% 163 152 -7%
Fraud/Theft of Services 170 208 171 151 158 161 168 4% 175 162 -7%
Embezzlement 160 139 134 132 159 211 152 -28% 141 174 23%
All Property Offenses 138 150 126 130 130 154 164 6% 136 149 10%

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 151 162 132 127 144 171 184 8% 143 166 16%
Drug Sales 209 240 201 200 191 193 201 4% 212 195 -8%
DUI 220 186 201 252 206 204 194 -5% 215 201 -7%
All Drug Offenses 179 190 172 190 176 190 194 2% 183 187 2%

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 298 284 267 270 295 236 234 -1% 280 255 -9%
All Firearms Offenses 298 284 267 270 295 236 234 -1% 280 255 -9%

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 125 101 133 118 110 525 536 2% 119 390 228%
Patronizing Prostitutes 126 106 91 88 106 174 110 -37% 103 130 26%
Threats of Violence 130 102 109 108 148 146 138 -5% 112 144 29%
All Other Offenses 126 102 116 99 121 189 199 5% 111 170 53%