Case Length

Year to Date Through 06/07/2020

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.

181 days

to Complete

Agg. Assault/Gun

Cases

426 days

to Complete

Homicide

Cases

36,675

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 123 125 142 146 150 116 142 22% 134 136 1%
All Property Offenses 139 149 138 140 142 155 165 6% 142 154 8%
All Drug Offenses 185 188 178 184 181 190 192 1% 184 188 2%
All Firearms Offenses 272 301 276 262 268 226 234 4% 278 243 -13%
All Other Offenses 124 103 116 106 146 163 194 19% 112 168 50%
Uncategorized Offenses 264 230 177 175 202 155 152 -2% 212 170 -20%
All Offenses 167 168 163 165 174 167 172 3% 166 171 3%

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 552 610 542 544 579 480 426 -11% 562 495 -12%
Rape 282 460 466 564 402 428 430 0% 443 420 -5%
Robbery/Gun 185 268 383 374 291 254 167 -34% 302 237 -22%
Robbery/Other 127 153 148 115 142 98 146 49% 136 129 -5%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 315 304 371 390 267 196 181 -8% 345 215 -38%
Aggravated Assault/Other 117 123 130 129 132 108 138 28% 125 126 1%
Other Assaults 88 77 74 73 87 79 107 35% 78 91 17%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 205 149 148 165 216 320 163 -49% 167 233 40%
All Violent Offenses 123 125 142 146 150 116 142 22% 134 136 1%

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 178 185 186 241 193 155 161 4% 198 170 -14%
Burglary/Commercial 182 193 216 168 162 150 155 3% 190 156 -18%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 202 61 199 154 408 210 120 -43% 154 246 60%
Theft from Person 140 220 124 128 132 216 301 39% 153 216 41%
Theft from Auto 136 168 125 168 160 134 204 52% 149 166 11%
Retail Theft 113 115 97 100 112 193 154 -20% 106 153 44%
Theft 149 154 132 134 132 141 154 9% 142 142 0%
Auto Theft 164 168 253 164 127 141 168 19% 187 145 -22%
Fraud/Theft of Services 144 215 173 170 159 174 158 -9% 176 164 -7%
Embezzlement 187 142 165 152 180 178 165 -7% 162 174 7%
All Property Offenses 139 149 138 140 142 155 165 6% 142 154 8%

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 151 160 136 130 151 171 179 5% 144 167 16%
Drug Sales 209 230 202 195 195 195 201 3% 209 197 -6%
DUI 226 196 215 242 210 208 194 -7% 220 204 -7%
All Drug Offenses 185 188 178 184 181 190 192 1% 184 188 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 272 301 276 262 268 226 234 4% 278 243 -13%
All Firearms Offenses 272 301 276 262 268 226 234 4% 278 243 -13%

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 124 103 140 113 161 492 536 9% 120 396 230%
Patronizing Prostitutes 111 94 68 86 99 159 108 -32% 90 122 36%
Threats of Violence 126 106 127 106 139 100 138 38% 116 126 9%
All Other Offenses 124 103 116 106 146 163 194 19% 112 168 50%