Case Outcomes

Year End 12/31/2020

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.

171

Average Diversions

per Month YTD

84%

of Adjudicated

Drug Possession Cases Diverted

  -84%

Retail Theft

Convictions and Diversions

292

Days since last

Poss. of Marijuana

Conviction

  -99%

Prostitution/Sex Work Convictions

vs Pre-2018 Avg

All Offenses

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: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 5423 5,197 4,614 4,817 4,865 4,822 2,807 -42% 5,013 4,165 -17%
Diversion 235 364 338 256 288 305 118 -61% 298 237 -20%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 3215 2,866 2,795 2,693 2,687 1,735 767 -56% 2,892 1,730 -40%
Guilty 1074 1,102 972 907 636 534 193 -64% 1,014 454 -55%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 705 827 703 598 438 443 110 -75% 708 330 -53%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 31 22 38 25 39 36 18 -50% 29 31 7%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 2030 2,055 2,331 2,586 2,447 2,063 1,169 -43% 2,250 1,893 -16%
Diversion 868 998 922 698 539 388 187 -52% 872 371 -57%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2809 2,773 2,624 2,464 1,944 1,298 466 -64% 2,668 1,236 -54%
Guilty 1041 992 846 732 281 97 21 -78% 903 133 -85%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 185 183 119 92 73 63 11 -83% 145 49 -66%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 18 16 11 9 10 9 3 -67% 14 7 -50%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 3759 2,988 2,704 3,570 5,328 5,717 3,403 -40% 3,255 4,816 48%
Diversion 4255 3,407 3,030 2,530 2,633 2,285 1,243 -46% 3,306 2,054 -38%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6742 5,788 5,274 4,924 4,500 3,477 884 -75% 5,682 2,954 -48%
Guilty 4109 3,354 2,586 2,443 1,337 535 118 -78% 3,123 663 -79%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 567 498 505 668 399 217 51 -76% 560 222 -60%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 214 452 207 193 203 147 61 -59% 266 137 -48%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 247 194 303 349 483 528 269 -49% 273 427 56%
Diversion 31 33 27 28 59 69 29 -58% 30 52 73%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 627 607 608 636 826 537 247 -54% 620 537 -13%
Guilty 112 176 136 100 50 50 16 -68% 131 39 -70%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 82 75 72 74 56 66 14 -79% 76 45 -41%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2 5 7 2 3 6 5 -17% 4 5 25%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 198 196 175 222 464 415 235 -43% 198 371 87%
Diversion 377 382 327 339 198 137 39 -72% 356 125 -65%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 226 271 238 259 155 82 22 -73% 248 86 -65%
Guilty 685 652 439 484 133 44 15 -66% 565 64 -89%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 65 60 55 49 27 28 8 -71% 57 21 -63%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 19 26 25 19 10 37 15 -59% 22 21 -5%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 2024 1,921 1,765 1,989 2,268 2,130 1,605 -25% 1,925 2,001 4%
Diversion 579 839 847 839 494 443 189 -57% 776 375 -52%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1259 1,196 1,176 983 828 705 338 -52% 1,154 624 -46%
Guilty 722 621 459 373 164 108 40 -63% 544 104 -81%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 265 189 203 238 124 109 25 -77% 224 86 -62%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 90 178 73 87 366 51 31 -39% 107 149 39%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 13681 12,551 11,892 13,533 15,855 15,675 9,488 -39% 12,914 13,673 6%
Diversion 6345 6,023 5,491 4,690 4,211 3,627 1,805 -50% 5,637 3,214 -43%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 14878 13,501 12,715 11,959 10,940 7,834 2,724 -65% 13,263 7,166 -46%
Guilty 7743 6,897 5,438 5,039 2,601 1,368 403 -71% 6,279 1,457 -77%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1869 1,832 1,657 1,719 1,117 926 219 -76% 1,769 754 -57%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 374 699 361 335 631 286 133 -53% 442 350 -21%

Rates

Data: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 51% 50% 49% 52% 54% 61% 70% 15% 50% 62% 24%
Diversion 2% 4% 4% 3% 3% 4% 3% -25% 3% 3% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 30% 28% 30% 29% 30% 22% 19% -14% 29% 24% -17%
Guilty 10% 11% 10% 10% 7% 7% 5% -29% 10% 6% -40%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 8% 7% 6% 5% 6% 3% -50% 7% 5% -29%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 29% 29% 34% 39% 46% 53% 63% 19% 33% 54% 64%
Diversion 12% 14% 13% 11% 10% 10% 10% 0% 12% 10% -17%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 40% 40% 38% 37% 37% 33% 25% -24% 39% 32% -18%
Guilty 15% 14% 12% 11% 5% 2% 1% -50% 13% 3% -77%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 3% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% -50% 2% 1% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 19% 18% 19% 25% 37% 46% 59% 28% 20% 47% 135%
Diversion 22% 21% 21% 18% 18% 18% 22% 22% 20% 19% -5%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 34% 35% 37% 34% 31% 28% 15% -46% 35% 25% -29%
Guilty 21% 20% 18% 17% 9% 4% 2% -50% 19% 5% -74%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 3% 4% 5% 3% 2% 1% -50% 4% 2% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 1% -50%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 22% 18% 26% 29% 33% 42% 46% 10% 24% 40% 67%
Diversion 3% 3% 2% 2% 4% 5% 5% 0% 2% 5% 150%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 57% 56% 53% 53% 56% 43% 43% 0% 55% 47% -15%
Guilty 10% 16% 12% 8% 3% 4% 3% -25% 12% 3% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 7% 6% 6% 4% 5% 2% -60% 6% 4% -33%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 13% 12% 14% 16% 47% 56% 70% 25% 14% 58% 314%
Diversion 24% 24% 26% 25% 20% 18% 12% -33% 25% 17% -32%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 14% 17% 19% 19% 16% 11% 7% -36% 17% 11% -35%
Guilty 44% 41% 35% 35% 13% 6% 4% -33% 39% 8% -79%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 4% 2% -50% 4% 3% -25%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% 5% 4% -20% 2% 3% 50%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 41% 39% 39% 44% 53% 60% 72% 20% 41% 62% 51%
Diversion 12% 17% 19% 19% 12% 12% 8% -33% 17% 11% -35%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 25% 24% 26% 22% 20% 20% 15% -25% 24% 18% -25%
Guilty 15% 13% 10% 8% 4% 3% 2% -33% 12% 3% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 4% 4% 5% 3% 3% 1% -67% 4% 2% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2% 4% 2% 2% 9% 1% 1% 0% 2% 4% 100%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 30% 30% 32% 36% 45% 53% 64% 21% 32% 54% 69%
Diversion 14% 15% 15% 13% 12% 12% 12% 0% 14% 12% -14%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 33% 33% 34% 32% 31% 26% 18% -31% 33% 25% -24%
Guilty 17% 17% 14% 14% 7% 5% 3% -40% 16% 5% -69%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 4% 4% 5% 3% 3% 1% -67% 4% 2% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0%

Violent

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: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 21 23 18 13 20 29 12 -59% 19 20 5%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 131 105 115 105 96 91 49 -46% 114 79 -31%
Guilty 116 97 58 73 65 50 13 -74% 86 43 -50%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 15 16 18 10 20 15 5 -67% 15 13 -13%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 -100% 0 2 Inf%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc
18 27 56 76 66 21 -68% 34 54 59%
Diversion
0 0 0 1 1 0 -100% 0 1 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo
2 71 130 132 97 57 -41% 68 95 40%
Guilty
0 32 30 16 23 6 -74% 21 15 -29%
Not Guilty/Acquittal
3 7 12 20 35 7 -80% 7 21 200%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal
0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 91 94 91 102 129 92 52 -43% 94 91 -3%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 146 117 125 127 168 137 49 -64% 129 118 -9%
Guilty 35 56 58 74 77 75 28 -63% 56 60 7%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11 19 15 37 27 38 11 -71% 20 25 25%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 100% 0 1 Inf%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 445 322 262 294 281 301 125 -58% 331 236 -29%
Diversion 2 2 2 1 6 4 0 -100% 2 3 50%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 557 415 476 484 472 219 91 -58% 483 261 -46%
Guilty 81 90 79 57 31 27 6 -78% 77 21 -73%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 48 49 42 40 15 10 4 -60% 45 10 -78%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0% 0 1 Inf%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 685 645 571 627 568 594 327 -45% 632 496 -22%
Diversion 13 23 21 13 19 16 8 -50% 18 14 -22%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 477 464 451 390 439 248 119 -52% 446 269 -40%
Guilty 113 113 87 83 44 22 10 -55% 99 25 -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 56 54 57 25 23 23 8 -65% 48 18 -62%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2 4 0 4 1 0 2 Inf% 2 1 -50%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 456 386 348 418 457 417 214 -49% 402 363 -10%
Diversion 3 7 4 2 7 14 7 -50% 4 9 125%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 355 397 306 284 234 125 52 -58% 336 137 -59%
Guilty 136 164 94 120 70 44 17 -61% 128 44 -66%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 143 168 121 69 41 61 13 -79% 125 38 -70%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 5 1 8 2 4 3 4 33% 4 4 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1767 1,684 1,571 1,609 1,643 1,576 1,008 -36% 1,658 1,409 -15%
Diversion 57 84 71 56 76 118 37 -69% 67 77 15%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 826 657 684 637 644 414 192 -54% 701 417 -41%
Guilty 320 311 290 256 165 143 57 -60% 294 122 -59%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 224 267 215 227 139 119 36 -70% 233 98 -58%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 7 6 9 5 11 12 5 -58% 7 9 29%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1885 1,982 1,671 1,646 1,592 1,680 1,013 -40% 1,796 1,428 -20%
Diversion 155 245 238 179 175 149 65 -56% 204 130 -36%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 603 604 464 425 388 294 114 -61% 524 265 -49%
Guilty 231 229 249 175 133 120 42 -65% 221 98 -56%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 194 234 212 161 137 122 24 -80% 200 94 -53%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 15 8 17 10 20 14 2 -86% 12 12 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 73 43 55 52 99 67 35 -48% 56 67 20%
Diversion 5 3 2 5 4 3 1 -67% 4 3 -25%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 120 105 103 111 114 110 44 -60% 110 89 -19%
Guilty 42 42 25 39 35 30 14 -53% 37 26 -30%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 14 17 16 17 16 20 2 -90% 16 13 -19%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 2 3 3 1 1 2 100% 2 1 -50%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 5423 5,197 4,614 4,817 4,865 4,822 2,807 -42% 5,013 4,165 -17%
Diversion 235 364 338 256 288 305 118 -61% 298 237 -20%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 3215 2,866 2,795 2,693 2,687 1,735 767 -56% 2,892 1,730 -40%
Guilty 1074 1,102 972 907 636 534 193 -64% 1,014 454 -55%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 705 827 703 598 438 443 110 -75% 708 330 -53%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 31 22 38 25 39 36 18 -50% 29 31 7%

Rates

Data: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 7% 10% 9% 6% 10% 15% 15% 0% 8% 13% 62%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 46% 44% 55% 52% 48% 48% 62% 29% 49% 53% 8%
Guilty 41% 40% 28% 36% 32% 26% 16% -38% 36% 25% -31%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 7% 9% 5% 10% 8% 6% -25% 6% 8% 33%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% -100% 0% 1% Inf%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc
78% 20% 25% 31% 30% 23% -23% 41% 28% -32%
Diversion
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo
9% 52% 57% 54% 44% 63% 43% 39% 54% 38%
Guilty
0% 23% 13% 7% 10% 7% -30% 12% 8% -33%
Not Guilty/Acquittal
13% 5% 5% 8% 16% 8% -50% 8% 11% 38%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 32% 33% 31% 30% 32% 27% 37% 37% 32% 32% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 52% 41% 43% 37% 42% 40% 35% -12% 43% 39% -9%
Guilty 12% 20% 20% 22% 19% 22% 20% -9% 18% 20% 11%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 7% 5% 11% 7% 11% 8% -27% 7% 9% 29%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 39% 37% 30% 34% 35% 54% 55% 2% 35% 48% 37%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% -100% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 49% 47% 55% 55% 59% 39% 40% 3% 52% 46% -12%
Guilty 7% 10% 9% 7% 4% 5% 3% -40% 8% 4% -50%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 6% 5% 5% 2% 2% 2% 0% 5% 2% -60%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 51% 50% 48% 55% 52% 66% 69% 5% 51% 62% 22%
Diversion 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 2% 0% 2% 2% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 35% 36% 38% 34% 40% 27% 25% -7% 36% 31% -14%
Guilty 8% 9% 7% 7% 4% 2% 2% 0% 8% 3% -62%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 4% 5% 2% 2% 3% 2% -33% 4% 2% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 42% 34% 40% 47% 56% 63% 70% 11% 41% 63% 54%
Diversion 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 0% 0% 2% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 32% 35% 35% 32% 29% 19% 17% -11% 34% 22% -35%
Guilty 12% 15% 11% 13% 9% 7% 6% -14% 13% 7% -46%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 13% 15% 14% 8% 5% 9% 4% -56% 12% 6% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 55% 56% 55% 58% 61% 66% 76% 15% 56% 68% 21%
Diversion 2% 3% 2% 2% 3% 5% 3% -40% 2% 4% 100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 26% 22% 24% 23% 24% 17% 14% -18% 24% 18% -25%
Guilty 10% 10% 10% 9% 6% 6% 4% -33% 10% 5% -50%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 9% 8% 8% 5% 5% 3% -40% 8% 4% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% -100% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 61% 60% 59% 63% 65% 71% 80% 13% 61% 72% 18%
Diversion 5% 7% 8% 7% 7% 6% 5% -17% 7% 6% -14%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 20% 18% 16% 16% 16% 12% 9% -25% 18% 12% -33%
Guilty 7% 7% 9% 7% 5% 5% 3% -40% 8% 4% -50%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6% 7% 7% 6% 6% 5% 2% -60% 6% 4% -33%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% -100% 0% 1% Inf%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 29% 20% 27% 23% 37% 29% 36% 24% 25% 34% 36%
Diversion 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 1% -50%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 47% 50% 50% 49% 42% 48% 45% -6% 49% 45% -8%
Guilty 16% 20% 12% 17% 13% 13% 14% 8% 16% 13% -19%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 8% 8% 7% 6% 9% 2% -78% 7% 6% -14%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 2% Inf% 1% 1% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 51% 50% 49% 52% 54% 61% 70% 15% 50% 62% 24%
Diversion 2% 4% 4% 3% 3% 4% 3% -25% 3% 3% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 30% 28% 30% 29% 30% 22% 19% -14% 29% 24% -17%
Guilty 10% 11% 10% 10% 7% 7% 5% -29% 10% 6% -40%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 8% 7% 6% 5% 6% 3% -50% 7% 5% -29%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Property

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: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 419 371 358 329 391 370 215 -42% 369 325 -12%
Diversion 24 48 26 16 17 19 6 -68% 28 14 -50%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 573 487 425 469 428 308 100 -68% 488 279 -43%
Guilty 101 59 74 42 23 14 3 -79% 69 13 -81%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 41 52 27 24 18 9 2 -78% 36 10 -72%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 -100% 0 1 Inf%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 61 64 94 100 187 109 60 -45% 80 119 49%
Diversion 16 16 18 10 7 7 4 -43% 15 6 -60%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 229 207 216 220 174 124 55 -56% 218 118 -46%
Guilty 22 14 13 9 6 6 0 -100% 14 4 -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5 14 3 1 6 3 0 -100% 6 3 -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 -100% 0 1 Inf%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 6 0 3 6 3 3 3 0% 4 3 -25%
Diversion 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0% 1 0 -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 -100% 2 1 -50%
Guilty 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 -100% 0 1 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 -100% 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 22 13 11 26 13 11 8 -27% 18 11 -39%
Diversion 4 6 4 1 3 3 0 -100% 4 2 -50%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 20 28 17 12 10 8 0 -100% 19 6 -68%
Guilty 5 4 5 3 3 1 0 -100% 4 1 -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5 1 0 1 0 1 1 0% 2 1 -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 159 144 155 259 232 266 149 -44% 179 216 21%
Diversion 35 49 55 58 46 47 15 -68% 49 36 -27%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 224 257 171 296 243 185 62 -66% 237 163 -31%
Guilty 111 158 96 114 40 20 3 -85% 120 21 -82%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 10 12 6 9 5 5 2 -60% 9 4 -56%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2 1 1 3 0 2 0 -100% 2 1 -50%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 638 799 854 1,023 668 306 206 -33% 828 393 -53%
Diversion 492 466 413 296 147 45 34 -24% 417 75 -82%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 790 740 763 612 305 106 22 -79% 726 144 -80%
Guilty 521 489 466 344 107 12 2 -83% 455 40 -91%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 22 12 18 6 2 2 0 -100% 14 1 -93%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 7 6 5 1 5 0 1 Inf% 5 2 -60%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 310 252 235 328 360 355 211 -41% 281 309 10%
Diversion 114 144 134 118 93 77 43 -44% 128 71 -45%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 338 310 329 292 269 229 73 -68% 317 190 -40%
Guilty 154 163 84 133 60 20 6 -70% 134 29 -78%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 40 34 18 17 12 11 4 -64% 27 9 -67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 3 4 1 3 1 3 1 -67% 3 2 -33%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 240 222 391 303 377 404 193 -52% 289 325 12%
Diversion 42 43 61 26 35 44 15 -66% 43 31 -28%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 329 410 437 350 314 232 94 -59% 382 213 -44%
Guilty 78 57 59 50 23 12 4 -67% 61 13 -79%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 32 34 27 21 22 17 2 -88% 28 14 -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0% 1 0 -100%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 149 169 191 181 168 203 90 -56% 172 154 -10%
Diversion 91 143 143 117 128 97 47 -52% 124 91 -27%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 268 291 234 174 168 87 48 -45% 242 101 -58%
Guilty 40 38 39 28 13 8 3 -62% 36 8 -78%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 27 19 16 12 6 8 0 -100% 18 5 -72%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2 0 3 1 1 0 1 Inf% 2 1 -50%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 26 21 39 31 48 36 34 -6% 29 39 34%
Diversion 49 83 68 54 62 49 23 -53% 64 45 -30%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 36 41 31 38 31 18 12 -33% 36 20 -44%
Guilty 8 10 10 9 5 3 0 -100% 9 3 -67%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2 5 4 1 2 6 0 -100% 3 3 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 2030 2,055 2,331 2,586 2,447 2,063 1,169 -43% 2,250 1,893 -16%
Diversion 868 998 922 698 539 388 187 -52% 872 371 -57%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2809 2,773 2,624 2,464 1,944 1,298 466 -64% 2,668 1,236 -54%
Guilty 1041 992 846 732 281 97 21 -78% 903 133 -85%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 185 183 119 92 73 63 11 -83% 145 49 -66%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 18 16 11 9 10 9 3 -67% 14 7 -50%

Rates

Data: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 36% 36% 39% 37% 45% 51% 66% 29% 37% 54% 46%
Diversion 2% 5% 3% 2% 2% 3% 2% -33% 3% 2% -33%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 49% 48% 47% 53% 49% 43% 31% -28% 49% 41% -16%
Guilty 9% 6% 8% 5% 3% 2% 1% -50% 7% 2% -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 5% 3% 3% 2% 1% 1% 0% 4% 1% -75%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 18% 20% 27% 29% 49% 43% 50% 16% 24% 47% 96%
Diversion 5% 5% 5% 3% 2% 3% 3% 0% 4% 3% -25%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 69% 66% 63% 65% 46% 49% 46% -6% 66% 47% -29%
Guilty 7% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2% 0% -100% 4% 1% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1% 4% 1% 0% 2% 1% 0% -100% 2% 1% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% -100% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 55% 0% 75% 67% 43% 50% 100% 100% 49% 64% 31%
Diversion 9% 0% 0% 22% 14% 0% 0% 0% 8% 5% -38%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 18% 67% 25% 11% 29% 17% 0% -100% 30% 15% -50%
Guilty 9% 0% 0% 0% 14% 17% 0% -100% 2% 10% 400%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 9% 0% 0% 0% 0% 17% 0% -100% 2% 6% 200%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 33% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8% 0% -100%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 39% 24% 30% 60% 43% 46% 89% 93% 38% 59% 55%
Diversion 7% 11% 11% 2% 10% 12% 0% -100% 8% 7% -12%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 36% 52% 46% 28% 33% 33% 0% -100% 40% 22% -45%
Guilty 9% 7% 14% 7% 10% 4% 0% -100% 9% 5% -44%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 9% 2% 0% 2% 0% 4% 11% 175% 3% 5% 67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 4% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 29% 23% 32% 35% 41% 51% 65% 27% 30% 52% 73%
Diversion 6% 8% 11% 8% 8% 9% 6% -33% 8% 8% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 41% 41% 35% 40% 43% 35% 27% -23% 39% 35% -10%
Guilty 21% 25% 20% 15% 7% 4% 1% -75% 20% 4% -80%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 1% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 26% 32% 34% 45% 54% 65% 78% 20% 34% 66% 94%
Diversion 20% 19% 16% 13% 12% 10% 13% 30% 17% 12% -29%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 32% 29% 30% 27% 25% 23% 8% -65% 30% 19% -37%
Guilty 21% 19% 18% 15% 9% 3% 1% -67% 18% 4% -78%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 32% 28% 29% 37% 45% 51% 62% 22% 32% 53% 66%
Diversion 12% 16% 17% 13% 12% 11% 13% 18% 14% 12% -14%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 35% 34% 41% 33% 34% 33% 22% -33% 36% 30% -17%
Guilty 16% 18% 10% 15% 8% 3% 2% -33% 15% 4% -73%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 4% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% -50% 3% 2% -33%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 33% 29% 40% 40% 49% 57% 63% 11% 36% 56% 56%
Diversion 6% 6% 6% 3% 5% 6% 5% -17% 5% 5% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 46% 53% 45% 47% 41% 33% 31% -6% 48% 35% -27%
Guilty 11% 7% 6% 7% 3% 2% 1% -50% 8% 2% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1% -50% 4% 2% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 26% 26% 31% 35% 35% 50% 48% -4% 30% 44% 47%
Diversion 16% 22% 23% 23% 26% 24% 25% 4% 21% 25% 19%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 46% 44% 37% 34% 35% 22% 25% 14% 40% 27% -32%
Guilty 7% 6% 6% 5% 3% 2% 2% 0% 6% 2% -67%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 3% 3% 2% 1% 2% 0% -100% 3% 1% -67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 21% 13% 26% 23% 32% 32% 49% 53% 21% 38% 81%
Diversion 40% 52% 45% 41% 42% 44% 33% -25% 44% 40% -9%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 30% 26% 20% 29% 21% 16% 17% 6% 26% 18% -31%
Guilty 7% 6% 7% 7% 3% 3% 0% -100% 7% 2% -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 3% 3% 1% 1% 5% 0% -100% 2% 2% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 29% 29% 34% 39% 46% 53% 63% 19% 33% 54% 64%
Diversion 12% 14% 13% 11% 10% 10% 10% 0% 12% 10% -17%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 40% 40% 38% 37% 37% 33% 25% -24% 39% 32% -18%
Guilty 15% 14% 12% 11% 5% 2% 1% -50% 13% 3% -77%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 3% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% -50% 2% 1% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Drugs

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: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1483 986 715 919 1,735 1,883 2,000 6% 1,026 1,873 83%
Diversion 3099 1,964 1,523 1,292 1,423 1,305 760 -42% 1,970 1,163 -41%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 878 938 951 982 917 708 100 -86% 937 575 -39%
Guilty 2208 1,806 1,302 1,149 706 161 27 -83% 1,616 298 -82%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 102 74 67 60 23 17 1 -94% 76 14 -82%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 60 100 59 52 63 41 21 -49% 68 42 -38%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1307 1,130 1,191 1,584 2,594 2,717 1,206 -56% 1,303 2,172 67%
Diversion 606 475 509 569 492 447 224 -50% 540 388 -28%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4048 3,424 2,999 2,869 2,572 2,104 617 -71% 3,335 1,764 -47%
Guilty 1245 1,024 842 752 355 190 43 -77% 966 196 -80%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 239 244 208 189 119 88 22 -75% 220 76 -65%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 93 298 104 115 109 72 33 -54% 152 71 -53%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 969 872 798 1,067 999 1,117 197 -82% 926 771 -17%
Diversion 550 968 998 669 718 533 259 -51% 796 503 -37%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1816 1,426 1,324 1,073 1,011 665 167 -75% 1,410 614 -56%
Guilty 656 524 442 542 276 184 48 -74% 541 169 -69%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 226 180 230 419 257 112 28 -75% 264 132 -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 61 54 44 26 31 34 7 -79% 46 24 -48%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 3759 2,988 2,704 3,570 5,328 5,717 3,403 -40% 3,255 4,816 48%
Diversion 4255 3,407 3,030 2,530 2,633 2,285 1,243 -46% 3,306 2,054 -38%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6742 5,788 5,274 4,924 4,500 3,477 884 -75% 5,682 2,954 -48%
Guilty 4109 3,354 2,586 2,443 1,337 535 118 -78% 3,123 663 -79%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 567 498 505 668 399 217 51 -76% 560 222 -60%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 214 452 207 193 203 147 61 -59% 266 137 -48%

Rates

Data: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 19% 17% 15% 21% 36% 46% 69% 50% 18% 50% 178%
Diversion 40% 33% 33% 29% 29% 32% 26% -19% 34% 29% -15%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 11% 16% 21% 22% 19% 17% 3% -82% 18% 13% -28%
Guilty 28% 31% 28% 26% 15% 4% 1% -75% 28% 7% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 17% 17% 20% 26% 42% 48% 56% 17% 20% 49% 145%
Diversion 8% 7% 9% 9% 8% 8% 10% 25% 8% 9% 12%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 54% 52% 51% 47% 41% 37% 29% -22% 51% 36% -29%
Guilty 17% 16% 14% 12% 6% 3% 2% -33% 15% 4% -73%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1% -50% 4% 2% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 5% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 100% 2% 2% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 23% 22% 21% 28% 30% 42% 28% -33% 24% 33% 38%
Diversion 13% 24% 26% 18% 22% 20% 37% 85% 20% 26% 30%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 42% 35% 35% 28% 31% 25% 24% -4% 35% 27% -23%
Guilty 15% 13% 12% 14% 8% 7% 7% 0% 14% 7% -50%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 4% 6% 11% 8% 4% 4% 0% 6% 5% -17%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 19% 18% 19% 25% 37% 46% 59% 28% 20% 47% 135%
Diversion 22% 21% 21% 18% 18% 18% 22% 22% 20% 19% -5%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 34% 35% 37% 34% 31% 28% 15% -46% 35% 25% -29%
Guilty 21% 20% 18% 17% 9% 4% 2% -50% 19% 5% -74%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 3% 4% 5% 3% 2% 1% -50% 4% 2% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 1% -50%

Firearms

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: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 247 194 303 349 483 528 269 -49% 273 427 56%
Diversion 31 33 27 28 59 69 29 -58% 30 52 73%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 627 607 608 636 826 537 247 -54% 620 537 -13%
Guilty 112 176 136 100 50 50 16 -68% 131 39 -70%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 82 75 72 74 56 66 14 -79% 76 45 -41%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2 5 7 2 3 6 5 -17% 4 5 25%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 247 194 303 349 483 528 269 -49% 273 427 56%
Diversion 31 33 27 28 59 69 29 -58% 30 52 73%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 627 607 608 636 826 537 247 -54% 620 537 -13%
Guilty 112 176 136 100 50 50 16 -68% 131 39 -70%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 82 75 72 74 56 66 14 -79% 76 45 -41%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2 5 7 2 3 6 5 -17% 4 5 25%

Rates

Data: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 22% 18% 26% 29% 33% 42% 46% 10% 24% 40% 67%
Diversion 3% 3% 2% 2% 4% 5% 5% 0% 2% 5% 150%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 57% 56% 53% 53% 56% 43% 43% 0% 55% 47% -15%
Guilty 10% 16% 12% 8% 3% 4% 3% -25% 12% 3% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 7% 6% 6% 4% 5% 2% -60% 6% 4% -33%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 22% 18% 26% 29% 33% 42% 46% 10% 24% 40% 67%
Diversion 3% 3% 2% 2% 4% 5% 5% 0% 2% 5% 150%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 57% 56% 53% 53% 56% 43% 43% 0% 55% 47% -15%
Guilty 10% 16% 12% 8% 3% 4% 3% -25% 12% 3% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 7% 6% 6% 4% 5% 2% -60% 6% 4% -33%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf% 0% 0% 0%

Other

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: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 23 16 21 25 264 170 85 -50% 21 173 724%
Diversion 154 203 171 178 95 38 0 -100% 176 44 -75%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 123 126 121 148 61 26 1 -96% 130 29 -78%
Guilty 595 562 358 407 94 24 4 -83% 480 41 -91%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8 6 4 9 1 1 0 -100% 7 1 -86%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 17 21 21 18 8 36 15 -58% 19 20 5%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 3 4 7 7 17 15 24 60% 5 19 280%
Diversion 207 157 139 150 88 79 30 -62% 163 66 -60%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 15 23 15 27 14 13 2 -85% 20 10 -50%
Guilty 39 38 26 27 12 6 0 -100% 32 6 -81%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 9 8 10 9 5 2 0 -100% 9 2 -78%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0% 1 0 -100%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 172 176 147 190 183 230 126 -45% 171 180 5%
Diversion 16 22 17 11 15 20 9 -55% 16 15 -6%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 88 122 102 84 80 43 19 -56% 99 47 -53%
Guilty 51 52 55 50 27 14 11 -21% 52 17 -67%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 48 46 41 31 21 25 8 -68% 42 18 -57%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 1 5 1 1 2 1 0 -100% 2 1 -50%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 198 196 175 222 464 415 235 -43% 198 371 87%
Diversion 377 382 327 339 198 137 39 -72% 356 125 -65%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 226 271 238 259 155 82 22 -73% 248 86 -65%
Guilty 685 652 439 484 133 44 15 -66% 565 64 -89%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 65 60 55 49 27 28 8 -71% 57 21 -63%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 19 26 25 19 10 37 15 -59% 22 21 -5%

Rates

Data: Year End Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 2% 2% 3% 3% 50% 58% 81% 40% 2% 63% 3050%
Diversion 17% 22% 25% 23% 18% 13% 0% -100% 22% 10% -55%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 13% 13% 17% 19% 12% 9% 1% -89% 16% 7% -56%
Guilty 65% 60% 51% 52% 18% 8% 4% -50% 57% 10% -82%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 12% 14% 17% 2% 9% 350%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1% 2% 4% 3% 12% 13% 43% 231% 2% 23% 1050%
Diversion 76% 68% 70% 68% 65%