Charges

Year to Date Through 08/14/2022

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Arrest information submitted by state and local law enforcement agencies are reviewed by Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) in the DAO’s Charging Unit. ADAs decide which charges to bring, or whether the case should be referred for diversion or be declined. An ADA may later adjust charges to appropriate fit the evidence.

  -10%

13,537 Cases

All Offenses

  -2%

4,572 Cases

Violent Offenses

  6%

2,481 Cases

Property Offenses

  -17%

2,993 Cases

Drug Offenses

  -27%

1,248 Cases

Firearm Possession

All Offenses

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
All Violent Offenses 5,340 5,283 4,772 5,367 4,491 4,645 4,572 -2%
All Property Offenses 4,684 4,654 3,472 3,376 3,072 2,349 2,481 6%
All Drug Offenses 6,996 8,212 7,355 7,558 4,013 3,615 2,993 -17%
All Firearm Possession 688 821 816 1,036 972 1,703 1,248 -27%
All Other Offenses 3,681 3,704 2,945 2,639 1,888 1,947 1,471 -24%
Uncategorized Offenses 1,222 1,117 1,018 1,009 775 765 772 1%
All Offenses 22,611 23,791 20,378 20,985 15,211 15,024 13,537 -10%
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 COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Homicide: Shooting 52 45 38 86 89 113 112 -1%
Homicide: Other 70 41 51 54 50 45 57 27%
Attempted Murder 99 86 80 83 137 114 86 -25%
Non-Fatal Shooting 195 168 150 193 196 325 370 14%
Rape 147 175 177 178 161 154 131 -15%
Robbery with a Deadly Weapon 508 438 325 366 322 322 372 16%
Robbery 368 428 394 371 320 225 201 -11%
Aggravated Assault 2,266 1,814 1,758 2,051 1,473 1,665 1,714 3%
Strangulation 0 228 187 212 220 228 142 -38%
Simple Assault 863 959 789 907 706 577 510 -12%
Other Assaults 46 29 31 43 36 43 73 70%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 108 142 156 167 122 164 125 -24%
Arson 33 38 30 37 45 56 42 -25%
Carjacking 82 80 85 101 70 79 178 125%
Other Violent Crimes 503 612 521 518 544 535 459 -14%
All Violent Offenses 5,340 5,283 4,772 5,367 4,491 4,645 4,572 -2%
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 COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Burglary/Residential 614 566 467 546 510 415 512 23%
Burglary/Commercial 131 216 208 172 736 124 171 38%
Theft 987 1,057 1,032 1,052 618 621 575 -7%
Retail Theft 1,498 1,377 380 175 109 156 164 5%
Theft from Auto 74 163 71 95 78 35 17 -51%
Auto Theft 624 550 578 583 480 549 647 18%
Fraud 274 263 226 247 108 104 83 -20%
Trespass 246 245 253 312 301 218 147 -33%
Criminal Mischief 208 177 220 176 108 107 160 50%
Other Property Crimes 28 40 37 18 24 20 5 -75%
All Property Offenses 4,684 4,654 3,472 3,376 3,072 2,349 2,481 6%
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.

Drugs

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Drug Sales with a Firearm 218 236 208 267 237 395 342 -13%
Drug Sales 2,885 3,201 3,013 3,367 2,192 2,135 1,733 -19%
Drug Possession 3,865 4,753 4,127 3,869 1,523 1,063 887 -17%
Drug Possession in Jails 28 22 7 55 61 22 31 41%
All Drug Offenses 6,996 8,212 7,355 7,558 4,013 3,615 2,993 -17%
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.

Firearms

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Firearm Possession by a Prohibited Person 265 340 396 481 374 556 494 -11%
Firearm Possession without a License 357 417 363 494 535 1,024 668 -35%
Altered Firearm Serial Number 49 42 42 50 49 102 58 -43%
Other Firearm Offenses 17 22 15 11 14 21 28 33%
All Firearm Possession 688 821 816 1,036 972 1,703 1,248 -27%
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.

Other

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Violation of Protection Order 409 517 453 513 493 444 376 -15%
DUI 2,315 2,147 1,865 1,440 1,006 1,134 722 -36%
Prostitution/Sex Work 413 504 196 100 17 1 1 0%
Patronizing Prostitutes/Sex Workers 126 92 44 69 37 0 22 Inf%
Promoting Prostitution 10 7 4 4 0 0 12 Inf%
Victim/Witness Intimidation & Retaliation 59 52 49 32 34 44 26 -41%
Threats of Violence 307 336 268 338 262 278 263 -5%
Ethnic Intimidation 1 5 9 4 12 25 17 -32%
Disorderly Conduct 41 41 56 124 15 21 24 14%
Illegal Dumping/Littering 0 3 1 15 12 0 8 Inf%
All Other Offenses 3,681 3,704 2,945 2,639 1,888 1,947 1,471 -24%
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.