Case Length

Year to Date Through 09/29/2020

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.

198 days

to Complete

Agg. Assault/Gun

Cases

442 days

to Complete

Homicide

Cases

39,589

Cases Currently Open

  -1%

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 121 115 132 135 142 116 176 52% 126 145 15%
All Property Offenses 134 138 134 131 150 156 201 29% 134 169 26%
All Drug Offenses 178 182 176 172 183 188 223 19% 177 198 12%
All Firearms Offenses 282 306 267 268 262 222 279 26% 281 254 -10%
All Other Offenses 99 100 105 106 148 150 216 44% 102 171 68%
Uncategorized Offenses 242 215 177 155 195 157 193 23% 197 182 -8%
All Offenses 160 161 158 155 174 166 201 21% 158 180 14%

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 564 616 542 556 536 472 442 -6% 570 483 -15%
Rape 278 356 480 531 412 423 423 0% 411 419 2%
Robbery/Gun 210 290 354 337 270 232 213 -8% 298 238 -20%
Robbery/Other 124 132 140 114 141 109 181 66% 128 144 12%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 272 318 336 334 255 194 198 2% 315 216 -31%
Aggravated Assault/Other 117 109 112 118 123 106 181 71% 114 137 20%
Other Assaults 84 75 74 75 87 80 152 90% 77 106 38%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 190 136 225 182 206 240 254 6% 183 233 27%
All Violent Offenses 121 115 132 135 142 116 176 52% 126 145 15%

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 177 177 180 222 181 161 204 27% 189 182 -4%
Burglary/Commercial 187 185 225 160 144 165 184 12% 189 164 -13%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 136 117 248 142 408 205 121 -41% 161 245 52%
Theft from Person 119 174 110 112 166 117 272 132% 129 185 43%
Theft from Auto 125 154 119 151 149 130 227 75% 137 169 23%
Retail Theft 107 110 99 98 133 193 198 3% 104 175 68%
Theft 144 137 130 135 153 156 189 21% 136 166 22%
Auto Theft 168 167 206 153 144 146 194 33% 174 161 -7%
Fraud/Theft of Services 136 168 179 153 164 170 242 42% 159 192 21%
Embezzlement 189 145 167 152 190 195 224 15% 163 203 25%
All Property Offenses 134 138 134 131 150 156 201 29% 134 169 26%

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 142 150 134 126 155 173 224 29% 138 184 33%
Drug Sales 202 220 197 185 198 190 234 23% 201 207 3%
DUI 232 200 214 216 210 203 195 -4% 216 203 -6%
All Drug Offenses 178 182 176 172 183 188 223 19% 177 198 12%

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 282 306 267 268 262 222 279 26% 281 254 -10%
All Firearms Offenses 282 306 267 268 262 222 279 26% 281 254 -10%

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 105 107 124 107 190 426 525 23% 111 380 242%
Patronizing Prostitutes 66 78 68 72 87 106 154 45% 71 116 63%
Threats of Violence 111 103 112 106 136 121 199 64% 108 152 41%
All Other Offenses 99 100 105 106 148 150 216 44% 102 171 68%