Case Length

Year to Date Through 03/06/2021

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.

190 days

to Complete

Agg. Assault/Gun

Cases

426 days

to Complete

Homicide

Cases

48,102

Cases Currently Open

  6%

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 132 125 132 140 136 145 243 68% 130 166 28%
All Property Offenses 149 125 136 126 149 175 265 51% 137 179 31%
All Drug Offenses 200 167 199 175 194 201 333 66% 189 226 20%
All Firearms Offenses 274 243 284 299 236 244 283 16% 267 266 0%
All Other Offenses 102 107 94 121 188 224 380 70% 101 228 126%
Uncategorized Offenses 216 154 147 135 153 158 223 41% 172 167 -3%
All Offenses 174 148 161 157 172 180 261 45% 161 192 19%

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 702 687 548 666 513 442 426 -4% 646 512 -21%
Non-Fatal Shooting** 0 244 406 372 368 395 358 -9% 217 373 72%
Rape 516 420 516 469 458 449 264 -41% 484 410 -15%
Robbery/Gun 211 276 363 384 275 159 358 125% 283 294 4%
Robbery/Other 142 116 102 140 103 148 250 69% 120 160 33%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 342 438 252 253 212 134 190 42% 344 197 -43%
Aggravated Assault/Other 121 107 123 126 118 137 221 61% 117 150 28%
Other Assaults 84 76 77 77 88 107 198 85% 79 118 49%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 124 156 140 138 304 138 264 91% 140 211 51%
All Violent Offenses 132 125 132 140 136 145 243 68% 130 166 28%

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 185 160 226 177 166 168 256 52% 190 192 1%
Burglary/Commercial 202 211 168 166 146 155 266 72% 194 183 -6%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 0 199 74 529 286 120 0 -100% 91 234 157%
Theft from Person 206 144 149 97 497 330 0 -100% 166 231 39%
Theft from Auto 212 118 244 148 134 213 406 91% 191 225 18%
Retail Theft 111 94 92 91 185 166 151 -9% 99 148 49%
Theft 157 126 127 138 140 165 229 39% 137 168 23%
Auto Theft 118 181 139 144 136 168 176 5% 146 156 7%
Fraud/Theft of Services 219 173 168 145 159 196 472 141% 187 243 30%
Embezzlement 139 124 132 132 250 153 609 298% 132 286 117%
All Property Offenses 149 125 136 126 149 175 265 51% 137 179 31%

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 171 132 131 139 173 190 93 -51% 145 149 3%
Drug Sales 251 192 207 184 196 202 391 94% 217 243 12%
DUI 193 196 250 212 219 223 497 123% 213 288 35%
All Drug Offenses 200 167 199 175 194 201 333 66% 189 226 20%

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 274 243 284 299 236 244 283 16% 267 266 0%
All Firearms Offenses 274 243 284 299 236 244 283 16% 267 266 0%

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 102 122 115 122 497 725 2,573 255% 113 979 766%
Patronizing Prostitutes 93 90 76 105 166 140 384 174% 86 199 131%
Threats of Violence 104 105 108 146 150 136 250 84% 106 170 60%
All Other Offenses 102 107 94 121 188 224 380 70% 101 228 126%