Case Length

Year to Date Through 08/03/2020

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.

182 days

to Complete

Agg. Assault/Gun

Cases

426 days

to Complete

Homicide

Cases

37,753

Cases Currently Open

  -13%

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 121 124 140 142 149 116 163 41% 132 143 8%
All Property Offenses 138 142 135 134 144 152 189 24% 137 162 18%
All Drug Offenses 181 185 174 175 181 190 209 10% 179 193 8%
All Firearms Offenses 268 306 267 264 263 225 241 7% 276 243 -12%
All Other Offenses 110 103 104 106 147 156 188 21% 106 164 55%
Uncategorized Offenses 254 218 174 166 201 156 175 12% 203 177 -13%
All Offenses 163 166 159 159 174 166 190 14% 162 177 9%

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 575 610 556 556 573 481 426 -11% 574 493 -14%
Rape 259 417 485 517 411 426 423 -1% 420 420 0%
Robbery/Gun 192 282 379 363 286 230 166 -28% 304 227 -25%
Robbery/Other 125 146 147 115 146 104 166 60% 133 139 5%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 286 324 343 355 267 195 182 -7% 327 215 -34%
Aggravated Assault/Other 117 120 116 123 126 104 172 65% 119 134 13%
Other Assaults 85 75 73 73 87 76 134 76% 76 99 30%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 196 152 232 154 225 260 163 -37% 184 216 17%
All Violent Offenses 121 124 140 142 149 116 163 41% 132 143 8%

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 180 188 179 226 188 150 192 28% 193 177 -8%
Burglary/Commercial 183 190 216 168 131 157 156 -1% 189 148 -22%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 136 117 248 176 408 133 121 -9% 169 221 31%
Theft from Person 134 206 120 111 150 128 283 121% 143 187 31%
Theft from Auto 136 160 123 158 156 130 230 77% 144 172 19%
Retail Theft 110 110 98 98 124 193 186 -4% 104 168 62%
Theft 147 147 130 135 129 149 179 20% 140 152 9%
Auto Theft 168 167 218 158 130 141 178 26% 178 150 -16%
Fraud/Theft of Services 138 176 178 168 163 179 202 13% 165 181 10%
Embezzlement 186 144 165 153 183 211 202 -4% 162 199 23%
All Property Offenses 138 142 135 134 144 152 189 24% 137 162 18%

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 146 154 133 124 153 172 208 21% 139 178 28%
Drug Sales 208 225 199 189 195 193 218 13% 205 202 -1%
DUI 226 194 212 231 208 206 194 -6% 216 203 -6%
All Drug Offenses 181 185 174 175 181 190 209 10% 179 193 8%

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 268 306 267 264 263 225 241 7% 276 243 -12%
All Firearms Offenses 268 306 267 264 263 225 241 7% 276 243 -12%

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 120 107 123 112 168 460 527 15% 116 385 232%
Patronizing Prostitutes 72 78 64 72 95 134 151 13% 72 127 76%
Threats of Violence 112 104 112 106 130 102 180 76% 108 137 27%
All Other Offenses 110 103 104 106 147 156 188 21% 106 164 55%