Case Outcomes

Year to Date Through 10/02/2022

Definitions | Limitations

A case outcome refers to how the case is resolved in court. Case outcomes include Dismissal or Withdrawal, Diversion, a Guilty verdict, a Guilty plea, or an Acquittal (Not Guilty verdict). Except in the case of Acquittal, any outcome is subject to change through Refile, Reconsideration, or Appeal.

55

Average Diversions

per Month YTD

10%

of Adjudicated

Drug Possession Cases Diverted

24

Days since last

Poss. of Marijuana

Conviction

All Offenses

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The courts have processed very few cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases that were completed during the pandemic were more likely than prior years to be withdrawals and dismissals because those types of outcomes could be easily processed without a court appearance. Many cases that require a court appearance are still pending.

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 3,123 3,176 3,277 3,183 1,780 3,254 4,943 52%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 13 11 8 13 28 34 85 150%
Diversion 283 187 205 237 91 93 114 23%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1,992 1,872 1,997 1,250 541 868 1,605 85%
Guilty 637 631 459 353 145 169 379 124%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 443 412 300 300 88 111 342 208%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 30 24 27 28 14 10 23 130%
Open Cases at End of Period 7,415 6,656 5,578 6,609 10,241 10,701 7,223 -33%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,973 2,223 2,320 1,883 1,004 2,093 3,262 56%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 32 26 42 36 128 82 100 22%
Diversion 835 634 555 386 212 73 89 22%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2,233 2,077 1,753 1,092 428 566 801 42%
Guilty 664 649 253 90 33 16 78 388%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 132 105 96 54 12 13 37 185%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 14 10 7 4 5 4 11 175%
Open Cases at End of Period 5,839 5,392 4,365 4,900 7,042 7,247 5,093 -30%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,391 1,868 3,448 3,490 1,776 2,351 4,042 72%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 255 221 360 252 879 773 534 -31%
Diversion 2,005 1,871 1,686 1,326 878 91 109 20%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 3,292 3,063 2,929 2,279 604 644 1,664 158%
Guilty 1,807 1,635 898 325 74 33 162 391%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 218 231 144 99 22 17 57 235%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 184 179 176 72 55 230 92 -60%
Open Cases at End of Period 10,736 11,336 10,967 11,893 12,468 12,508 7,460 -40%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 238 283 403 473 203 713 1,160 63%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 0%
Diversion 13 9 42 44 18 28 51 82%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 443 469 677 431 179 351 972 177%
Guilty 88 77 47 31 11 24 86 258%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 66 61 47 62 18 21 67 219%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 7 2 4 4 3 4 2 -50%
Open Cases at End of Period 1,312 1,497 1,252 1,532 3,043 4,133 2,839 -31%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,118 1,368 1,474 1,633 774 889 2,452 176%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 57 47 73 77 54 26 109 319%
Diversion 1,163 901 807 610 295 54 42 -22%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1,306 1,082 967 815 280 203 482 137%
Guilty 697 775 313 195 67 39 139 256%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 242 414 265 139 44 41 159 288%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 56 40 39 74 31 48 61 27%
Open Cases at End of Period 4,812 4,546 4,127 3,569 4,296 5,522 3,676 -33%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 538 565 574 557 379 526 813 55%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 11 10 10 8 46 21 96 357%
Diversion 137 132 98 139 73 19 26 37%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 431 422 430 302 146 213 320 50%
Guilty 180 162 103 51 23 9 55 511%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 100 75 48 29 17 15 57 280%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 15 12 311 19 6 6 11 83%
Open Cases at End of Period 1,950 1,797 1,301 1,315 1,740 1,969 1,188 -40%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8,381 9,483 11,496 11,219 5,916 9,826 16,672 70%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 368 315 495 386 1,135 939 927 -1%
Diversion 4,436 3,734 3,393 2,742 1,567 358 431 20%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 9,697 8,985 8,753 6,169 2,178 2,845 5,844 105%
Guilty 4,073 3,929 2,073 1,045 353 290 899 210%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1,201 1,298 900 683 201 218 719 230%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 306 267 564 201 114 302 200 -34%
Open Cases at End of Period 32,064 31,224 27,590 29,818 38,830 42,080 27,479 -35%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 48% 50% 52% 59% 66% 72% 66% -8%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Diversion 4% 3% 3% 4% 3% 2% 2% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 31% 30% 32% 23% 20% 19% 21% 11%
Guilty 10% 10% 7% 7% 5% 4% 5% 25%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 7% 5% 6% 3% 2% 5% 150%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 34% 39% 46% 53% 55% 74% 75% 1%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 1% 0% 1% 1% 7% 3% 2% -33%
Diversion 14% 11% 11% 11% 12% 3% 2% -33%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 38% 36% 35% 31% 23% 20% 18% -10%
Guilty 11% 11% 5% 3% 2% 1% 2% 100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 0% 1% Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 15% 21% 36% 44% 41% 57% 61% 7%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 3% 2% 4% 3% 20% 19% 8% -58%
Diversion 22% 21% 17% 17% 20% 2% 2% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 36% 34% 30% 29% 14% 16% 25% 56%
Guilty 20% 18% 9% 4% 2% 1% 2% 100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 3% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 6% 1% -83%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 28% 31% 33% 45% 47% 62% 50% -19%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 2% 1% 3% 4% 4% 2% 2% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 52% 52% 55% 41% 41% 31% 42% 35%
Guilty 10% 9% 4% 3% 3% 2% 4% 100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8% 7% 4% 6% 4% 2% 3% 50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 24% 30% 37% 46% 50% 68% 71% 4%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 3% 50%
Diversion 25% 19% 20% 17% 19% 4% 1% -75%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 28% 23% 25% 23% 18% 16% 14% -12%
Guilty 15% 17% 8% 6% 4% 3% 4% 33%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 9% 7% 4% 3% 3% 5% 67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 4% 2% -50%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 38% 41% 36% 50% 55% 65% 59% -9%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 1% 1% 1% 1% 7% 3% 7% 133%
Diversion 10% 10% 6% 13% 11% 2% 2% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 31% 31% 27% 27% 21% 26% 23% -12%
Guilty 13% 12% 7% 5% 3% 1% 4% 300%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 5% 3% 3% 2% 2% 4% 100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 1% 20% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 29% 34% 42% 50% 52% 66% 65% -2%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 1% 1% 2% 2% 10% 6% 4% -33%
Diversion 16% 13% 12% 12% 14% 2% 2% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 34% 32% 32% 27% 19% 19% 23% 21%
Guilty 14% 14% 7% 5% 3% 2% 3% 50%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 5% 3% 3% 2% 1% 3% 200%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% -50%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Violent

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The courts have processed very few cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases that were completed during the pandemic were more likely than prior years to be withdrawals and dismissals because those types of outcomes could be easily processed without a court appearance. Many cases that require a court appearance are still pending.

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1 3 2 10 1 13 21 62%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 9 28 38 24 21 31 70 126%
Guilty 3 25 23 13 7 13 27 108%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 7 4 4 6 11 83%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 156 153 166 243 438 545 507 -7%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8 4 1 8 1 1 8 700%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 68 58 44 58 19 47 45 -4%
Guilty 39 25 20 25 3 9 17 89%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 14 10 7 6 0 4 4 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 2 4 9 7 3 3 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 340 262 242 213 245 230 174 -24%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 39 32 37 26 32 53 45 -15%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 73 66 51 29 7 31 31 0%
Guilty 42 27 15 4 4 6 10 67%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 31 16 3 18 4 5 1 -80%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 288 199 156 161 391 341 256 -25%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 18 38 47 46 9 70 139 99%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 41 87 90 68 32 79 101 28%
Guilty 11 23 12 19 3 18 26 44%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4 7 12 16 6 5 17 240%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 345 312 303 351 603 670 630 -6%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 45 55 86 66 19 78 79 1%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 73 68 91 71 28 47 106 126%
Guilty 29 42 48 41 12 14 32 129%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11 20 10 25 6 4 18 350%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 389 416 390 361 601 575 454 -21%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 195 198 181 217 88 198 304 54%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0%
Diversion 1 0 3 2 0 5 1 -80%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 333 313 350 147 80 95 122 28%
Guilty 43 37 16 18 2 11 9 -18%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 25 21 12 10 2 11 9 -18%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 -50%
Open Cases at End of Period 939 747 482 560 705 686 557 -19%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 240 289 277 233 162 220 252 15%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 50%
Diversion 11 4 7 8 2 2 4 100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 176 156 209 111 51 62 131 111%
Guilty 28 41 15 8 3 7 8 14%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 15 8 5 10 0 7 2 -71%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 434 397 346 407 620 533 309 -42%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,594 1,278 1,274 1,273 615 1,438 1,876 30%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 5 3 1 4 5 2 14 600%
Diversion 56 29 47 58 22 10 5 -50%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 744 667 678 395 162 267 586 119%
Guilty 214 201 137 88 45 41 106 159%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 191 149 103 81 28 21 101 381%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2 2 5 5 5 0 4 Inf%
Open Cases at End of Period 2,886 2,320 1,904 2,343 3,610 3,613 2,504 -31%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 128 189 200 150 254 210 -17%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 Inf%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 15 28 33 18 17 46 171%
Guilty 0 5 6 7 4 4 7 75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 5 7 8 1 0 6 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 0 138 115 152 312 271 152 -44%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 581 645 621 651 384 435 897 106%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 4 2 5 6 8 14 38 171%
Diversion 142 108 100 104 39 50 59 18%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 178 154 128 97 34 34 87 156%
Guilty 104 89 70 65 27 22 61 177%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 94 91 68 65 13 21 73 248%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 16 10 12 8 1 2 9 350%
Open Cases at End of Period 663 700 593 735 1,049 1,244 513 -59%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 16 13 21 19 14 22 84 282%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 -67%
Diversion 5 3 5 0 3 1 0 -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 27 21 18 7 6 5 10 100%
Guilty 16 2 4 2 4 0 5 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6 8 2 0 2 1 1 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 Inf%
Open Cases at End of Period 68 55 42 66 82 89 55 -38%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 41 40 69 39 27 66 60 -9%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 86 77 100 88 26 66 113 71%
Guilty 9 25 28 27 12 14 24 71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 9 18 9 19 4 8 8 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 230 261 250 281 415 413 338 -18%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14 21 20 20 7 38 39 3%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 15 14 20 17 9 18 23 28%
Guilty 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 -100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 48 45 45 55 107 116 85 -27%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 33 46 30 44 18 51 96 88%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 40 51 55 28 12 30 50 67%
Guilty 4 3 6 2 3 3 2 -33%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3 4 2 2 5 2 1 -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 147 116 78 140 171 149 159 7%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 298 386 422 331 253 317 833 163%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 3 5 2 2 12 11 26 136%
Diversion 67 41 39 59 24 24 39 62%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 129 97 97 77 36 39 84 115%
Guilty 94 84 59 32 15 6 45 650%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 40 55 52 36 13 16 90 462%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 4 4 3 3 0 2 4 100%
Open Cases at End of Period 482 535 466 541 892 1,226 530 -57%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 3,123 3,176 3,277 3,183 1,780 3,254 4,943 52%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 13 11 8 13 28 34 85 150%
Diversion 283 187 205 237 91 93 114 23%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1,992 1,872 1,997 1,250 541 868 1,605 85%
Guilty 637 631 459 353 145 169 379 124%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 443 412 300 300 88 111 342 208%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 30 24 27 28 14 10 23 130%
Open Cases at End of Period 7,415 6,656 5,578 6,609 10,241 10,701 7,223 -33%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8% 5% 3% 20% 3% 21% 16% -24%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 69% 50% 54% 47% 64% 49% 54% 10%
Guilty 23% 45% 33% 25% 21% 21% 21% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 10% 8% 12% 10% 9% -10%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 6% 4% 1% 8% 3% 2% 10% 400%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 52% 59% 58% 55% 63% 73% 58% -21%
Guilty 30% 25% 26% 24% 10% 14% 22% 57%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11% 10% 9% 6% 0% 6% 5% -17%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 2% 5% 8% 23% 5% 4% -20%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 21% 23% 35% 34% 68% 56% 52% -7%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 39% 47% 48% 38% 15% 33% 36% 9%
Guilty 23% 19% 14% 5% 9% 6% 11% 83%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 17% 11% 3% 23% 9% 5% 1% -80%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 24% 25% 29% 31% 18% 41% 49% 20%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 55% 56% 56% 45% 64% 46% 36% -22%
Guilty 15% 15% 7% 13% 6% 10% 9% -10%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 5% 7% 11% 12% 3% 6% 100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 28% 30% 37% 33% 29% 55% 34% -38%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 46% 37% 39% 35% 43% 33% 45% 36%
Guilty 18% 23% 20% 20% 18% 10% 14% 40%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 11% 4% 12% 9% 3% 8% 167%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 33% 35% 32% 55% 50% 61% 68% 11%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% -100%
Diversion 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 56% 55% 62% 37% 46% 29% 27% -7%
Guilty 7% 7% 3% 5% 1% 3% 2% -33%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 4% 2% 3% 1% 3% 2% -33%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% -100%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 51% 58% 54% 63% 74% 73% 63% -14%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Diversion 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 37% 31% 41% 30% 23% 21% 33% 57%
Guilty 6% 8% 3% 2% 1% 2% 2% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 2% 1% 3% 0% 2% 0% -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 57% 55% 57% 67% 70% 81% 70% -14%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% Inf%
Diversion 2% 1% 2% 3% 2% 1% 0% -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 27% 29% 30% 21% 18% 15% 22% 47%
Guilty 8% 9% 6% 5% 5% 2% 4% 100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 6% 5% 4% 3% 1% 4% 300%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 84% 82% 80% 86% 92% 77% -16%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 10% 12% 13% 10% 6% 17% 183%
Guilty 0% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1% 3% 200%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 3% 3% 3% 1% 0% 2% Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 52% 59% 62% 65% 76% 75% 73% -3%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 3% 50%
Diversion 13% 10% 10% 10% 8% 9% 5% -44%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 16% 14% 13% 10% 7% 6% 7% 17%
Guilty 9% 8% 7% 7% 5% 4% 5% 25%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8% 8% 7% 7% 3% 4% 6% 50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 21% 27% 41% 68% 48% 69% 82% 19%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 9% 1% -89%
Diversion 7% 6% 10% 0% 10% 3% 0% -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 36% 44% 35% 25% 21% 16% 10% -38%
Guilty 21% 4% 8% 7% 14% 0% 5% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8% 17% 4% 0% 7% 3% 1% -67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 5% 2% 2% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 28% 24% 33% 22% 39% 43% 29% -33%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 59% 47% 48% 50% 37% 43% 55% 28%
Guilty 6% 15% 13% 15% 17% 9% 12% 33%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6% 11% 4% 11% 6% 5% 4% -20%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 47% 57% 47% 50% 41% 67% 62% -7%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 5% 2% 0% 0% 2% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 50% 38% 47% 42% 53% 32% 37% 16%
Guilty 3% 5% 0% 5% 6% 2% 0% -100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 41% 44% 32% 56% 47% 59% 64% 8%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 50% 49% 59% 36% 32% 35% 33% -6%
Guilty 5% 3% 6% 3% 8% 3% 1% -67%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 4% 2% 3% 13% 2% 1% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 47% 57% 63% 61% 72% 76% 74% -3%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 1% 0% 0% 3% 3% 2% -33%
Diversion 11% 6% 6% 11% 7% 6% 3% -50%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 20% 14% 14% 14% 10% 9% 7% -22%
Guilty 15% 12% 9% 6% 4% 1% 4% 300%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6% 8% 8% 7% 4% 4% 8% 100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 48% 50% 52% 59% 66% 72% 66% -8%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Diversion 4% 3% 3% 4% 3% 2% 2% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 31% 30% 32% 23% 20% 19% 21% 11%
Guilty 10% 10% 7% 7% 5% 4% 5% 25%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 7% 5% 6% 3% 2% 5% 150%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Property

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The courts have processed very few cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases that were completed during the pandemic were more likely than prior years to be withdrawals and dismissals because those types of outcomes could be easily processed without a court appearance. Many cases that require a court appearance are still pending.

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 309 265 322 288 158 394 523 33%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0%
Diversion 16 9 9 8 6 3 6 100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 303 355 299 208 65 111 166 50%
Guilty 43 31 19 11 4 6 25 317%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 20 16 17 2 3 0 11 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 824 685 533 644 1,148 1,048 775 -26%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 43 72 108 77 44 384 321 -16%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 50%
Diversion 7 5 4 9 2 2 0 -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 195 158 163 103 59 93 111 19%
Guilty 7 5 6 6 1 0 2 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4 2 2 3 0 2 0 -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 Inf%
Open Cases at End of Period 294 329 256 286 1,087 909 461 -49%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 346 462 505 502 284 385 745 94%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 9 11 10 11 52 25 36 44%
Diversion 248 208 218 157 87 37 41 11%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 384 505 395 311 135 114 186 63%
Guilty 153 190 78 34 10 3 15 400%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 47 29 27 18 6 5 10 100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2 4 2 2 2 3 4 33%
Open Cases at End of Period 1,339 1,239 1,231 1,480 1,631 1,749 1,215 -31%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 619 750 535 169 95 114 284 149%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 9 8 24 5 34 30 17 -43%
Diversion 314 244 131 34 30 2 6 200%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 583 477 260 66 18 30 51 70%
Guilty 334 271 88 4 2 0 2 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 15 4 2 1 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 1,384 1,182 572 452 432 514 376 -27%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 19 56 58 38 31 42 56 33%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 2 11 5 2 -60%
Diversion 18 13 13 16 6 2 1 -50%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 33 33 81 35 11 15 10 -33%
Guilty 22 28 9 6 1 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Inf%
Open Cases at End of Period 82 171 93 116 159 170 93 -45%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 283 285 332 397 173 391 839 115%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 4 5 5 3 7 10 16 60%
Diversion 77 34 37 52 25 12 12 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 290 262 237 157 64 96 122 27%
Guilty 38 43 22 10 5 4 13 225%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 20 25 22 11 2 2 8 300%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 100%
Open Cases at End of Period 843 742 699 854 1,229 1,441 1,131 -22%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 87 103 128 90 40 59 101 71%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 3 1 0 3 0 1 2 100%
Diversion 82 74 77 55 36 10 11 10%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 184 132 135 70 31 37 56 51%
Guilty 16 23 4 2 1 0 1 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7 7 0 3 0 0 3 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 485 387 330 386 426 446 335 -25%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 114 128 154 191 136 210 212 1%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 2 1 0 6 15 5 21 320%
Diversion 26 23 28 32 11 1 4 300%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 108 99 111 73 29 45 68 51%
Guilty 25 31 11 6 2 2 10 400%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11 8 8 5 1 2 2 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 325 343 349 404 604 600 405 -32%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 68 94 154 120 41 105 158 50%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 4 0 2 2 5 2 3 50%
Diversion 38 18 25 21 9 4 8 100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 95 48 60 59 13 21 22 5%
Guilty 23 25 14 11 7 1 9 800%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3 11 16 7 0 2 3 50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 225 261 264 251 269 299 260 -13%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 85 8 24 11 2 9 23 156%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 -100%
Diversion 9 6 13 2 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 58 8 12 10 3 4 9 125%
Guilty 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 38 53 38 27 57 71 42 -41%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,973 2,223 2,320 1,883 1,004 2,093 3,262 56%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 32 26 42 36 128 82 100 22%
Diversion 835 634 555 386 212 73 89 22%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2,233 2,077 1,753 1,092 428 566 801 42%
Guilty 664 649 253 90 33 16 78 388%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 132 105 96 54 12 13 37 185%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 14 10 7 4 5 4 11 175%
Open Cases at End of Period 5,839 5,392 4,365 4,900 7,042 7,247 5,093 -30%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 45% 39% 48% 55% 66% 77% 72% -6%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 44% 52% 45% 40% 27% 22% 23% 5%
Guilty 6% 5% 3% 2% 2% 1% 3% 200%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 2% 3% 0% 1% 0% 2% Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%