Case Length

Year to Date Through 02/23/2020

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.

180 days

to Complete

Agg. Assault/Gun

Cases

426 days

to Complete

Homicide

Cases

32,475

Cases Currently Open

  -8%

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 121 126 124 120 140 134 138 3% 123 137 11%
All Property Offenses 134 153 128 123 124 149 188 26% 134 154 15%
All Drug Offenses 178 188 166 198 176 188 194 3% 182 186 2%
All Firearms Offenses 257 263 243 261 299 235 235 0% 256 256 0%
All Other Offenses 126 92 104 94 125 182 196 8% 104 168 62%
Uncategorized Offenses 236 207 170 202 143 141 153 9% 204 146 -28%
All Offenses 159 169 149 158 159 166 175 5% 159 167 5%

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 588 674 678 531 667 515 426 -17% 618 536 -13%
Rape 127 516 351 548 368 476 393 -17% 386 412 7%
Robbery/Gun 202 255 255 363 378 269 156 -42% 269 268 0%
Robbery/Other 124 138 114 102 132 108 135 25% 120 125 4%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 245 374 433 322 260 287 180 -37% 344 242 -30%
Aggravated Assault/Other 121 118 106 112 124 121 137 13% 114 127 11%
Other Assaults 98 85 76 76 79 92 107 16% 84 93 11%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 170 123 238 123 134 252 133 -47% 164 173 5%
All Violent Offenses 121 126 124 120 140 134 138 3% 123 137 11%

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 142 197 153 217 177 152 197 30% 177 175 -1%
Burglary/Commercial 190 206 215 168 162 154 156 1% 195 157 -19%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 281 0 199 74 529 286 120 -58% 138 312 126%
Theft from Person 109 206 144 266 99 497 518 4% 181 371 105%
Theft from Auto 110 343 119 134 142 134 230 72% 176 169 -4%
Retail Theft 110 116 98 92 95 185 182 -2% 104 154 48%
Theft 138 148 126 129 124 133 189 42% 135 149 10%
Auto Theft 151 110 225 134 139 135 168 24% 155 147 -5%
Fraud/Theft of Services 201 183 174 167 131 161 150 -7% 181 147 -19%
Embezzlement 204 120 124 145 132 258 165 -36% 148 185 25%
All Property Offenses 134 153 128 123 124 149 188 26% 134 154 15%

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 148 162 132 129 139 174 186 7% 143 166 16%
Drug Sales 210 227 189 211 184 188 199 6% 209 190 -9%
DUI 226 192 188 241 207 201 195 -3% 212 201 -5%
All Drug Offenses 178 188 166 198 176 188 194 3% 182 186 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 257 263 243 261 299 235 235 0% 256 256 0%
All Firearms Offenses 257 263 243 261 299 235 235 0% 256 256 0%

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 91 121 125 146 461 468 2% 115 358 211%
Patronizing Prostitutes 125 92 87 74 105 159 110 -31% 94 125 33%
Threats of Violence 139 97 105 94 129 151 152 1% 109 144 32%
All Other Offenses 126 92 104 94 125 182 196 8% 104 168 62%