Case Length

Year to Date Through 06/13/2021

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.

207 days

to Complete

Agg. Assault/Gun

Cases

614 days

to Complete

Homicide

Cases

49,429

Cases Currently Open

  2%

Time to Complete Poss. of Firearms Cases

vs. Pre-2018 Avg

All Offenses

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
All Violent Offenses 126 144 147 150 118 149 258 73% 139 169 22%
All Property Offenses 151 139 141 144 157 179 363 103% 144 211 47%
All Drug Offenses 192 180 185 182 195 202 452 124% 186 258 39%
All Firearms Possession 307 278 268 269 227 256 290 13% 284 260 -8%
All Other Offenses 103 116 106 146 172 196 494 152% 108 252 133%
Uncategorized Offenses 192 160 155 199 148 153 237 55% 169 184 9%
All Offenses 169 163 165 174 170 181 315 74% 166 210 27%

Violent

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Homicide 629 574 547 585 482 426 614 44% 583 527 -10%
Non-Fatal Shooting** 119 262 447 374 294 421 512 22% 276 400 45%
Rape 430 469 557 428 428 449 462 3% 485 442 -9%
Robbery/Gun 268 386 385 280 228 169 393 133% 346 268 -23%
Robbery/Other 148 152 115 142 108 159 271 70% 138 170 23%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 328 442 311 249 167 134 207 54% 360 189 -48%
Aggravated Assault/Other 123 128 130 131 107 140 226 61% 127 151 19%
Other Assaults 77 74 73 88 79 108 213 97% 75 122 63%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 154 180 172 220 320 168 344 105% 169 263 56%
All Violent Offenses 126 144 147 150 118 149 258 73% 139 169 22%

Property

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Burglary/Residential 190 188 242 195 155 167 315 89% 207 208 0%
Burglary/Commercial 196 212 168 163 152 155 322 108% 192 198 3%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 532 199 154 408 210 120 0 -100% 295 184 -38%
Theft from Person 238 123 128 132 216 301 415 38% 163 266 63%
Theft from Auto 168 125 168 160 134 208 387 86% 154 222 44%
Retail Theft 115 98 100 114 193 157 425 171% 104 222 113%
Theft 150 133 134 139 148 160 361 126% 139 202 45%
Auto Theft 173 253 174 129 142 172 351 104% 200 198 -1%
Fraud/Theft of Services 215 175 177 163 181 221 475 115% 189 260 38%
Embezzlement 148 165 153 180 183 201 617 207% 155 295 90%
All Property Offenses 151 139 141 144 157 179 363 103% 144 211 47%

Drugs

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Drug Possession 161 137 130 152 173 182 399 119% 143 226 58%
Drug Sales 236 205 200 197 197 207 454 119% 214 264 23%
DUI 200 220 242 212 221 228 569 150% 221 308 39%
All Drug Offenses 192 180 185 182 195 202 452 124% 186 258 39%

Firearms

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Illegal Firearms Possession 307 278 268 269 227 256 290 13% 284 260 -8%
All Firearms Possession 307 278 268 269 227 256 290 13% 284 260 -8%

Other

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work 103 140 119 163 496 725 1,751 142% 121 784 548%
Patronizing Prostitutes 93 68 87 95 159 109 384 252% 83 187 125%
Threats of Violence 107 125 106 139 100 138 355 157% 113 183 62%
All Other Offenses 103 116 106 146 172 196 494 152% 108 252 133%