Charges

Year to Date Through 06/02/2020

Definitions | Limitations

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.

  -28%

10,322 Cases

All Offenses

  -19%

3,124 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -25%

1,473 Cases

Property Offenses

  -40%

3,495 Cases

Drug Offenses

  3%

671 Cases

Firearms Offenses

All Offenses

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged 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 4,568 4,345 3,747 3,798 3,455 3,853 3,124 -19% 4,114 3,477 -15%
All Property Offenses 2,927 2,731 2,843 2,671 2,000 1,976 1,473 -25% 2,793 1,816 -35%
All Drug Offenses 7,643 6,468 6,317 6,259 5,933 5,816 3,495 -40% 6,672 5,081 -24%
All Firearms Offenses 519 390 531 525 516 649 671 3% 491 612 25%
All Other Offenses 571 660 518 480 311 293 178 -39% 557 261 -53%
Uncategorized Offenses 1,856 1,996 1,843 1,852 1,581 1,712 1,381 -19% 1,887 1,558 -17%
All Offenses 18,084 16,590 15,799 15,585 13,796 14,299 10,322 -28% 16,514 12,806 -22%

Violent

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged 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 74 107 111 86 97 123 116 -6% 94 112 19%
Rape 140 145 129 151 164 146 108 -26% 141 139 -1%
Robbery/Gun 681 448 482 369 334 236 249 6% 495 273 -45%
Robbery/Other 572 553 447 491 380 449 345 -23% 516 391 -24%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 511 456 373 359 356 459 436 -5% 425 417 -2%
Aggravated Assault/Other 1,276 1,160 1,062 1,125 1,033 1,133 917 -19% 1,156 1,028 -11%
Other Assaults 1,224 1,401 1,074 1,120 982 1,165 874 -25% 1,205 1,007 -16%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 90 75 69 97 109 142 79 -44% 83 110 33%
All Violent Offenses 4,568 4,345 3,747 3,798 3,455 3,853 3,124 -19% 4,114 3,477 -15%

Property

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged 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 440 392 402 335 319 396 278 -30% 392 331 -16%
Burglary/Commercial 116 111 114 126 178 121 312 158% 117 204 74%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 5 3 1 3 1 3 1 -67% 3 2 -33%
Theft from Person 19 20 12 17 8 13 13 0% 17 11 -35%
Theft from Auto 238 219 199 255 190 259 149 -42% 228 199 -13%
Retail Theft 1,033 1,059 1,055 987 370 171 120 -30% 1,034 220 -79%
Theft 386 325 342 385 290 367 191 -48% 360 283 -21%
Auto Theft 298 278 410 297 388 368 256 -30% 321 337 5%
Fraud/Theft of Services 339 265 253 200 204 210 116 -45% 264 177 -33%
Embezzlement 53 59 55 66 52 68 37 -46% 58 52 -10%
All Property Offenses 2,927 2,731 2,843 2,671 2,000 1,976 1,473 -25% 2,793 1,816 -35%

Drugs

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged 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 3,061 2,173 1,997 1,958 2,173 2,079 950 -54% 2,297 1,734 -25%
Drug Sales 2,924 2,559 2,516 2,734 2,466 2,692 1,887 -30% 2,683 2,348 -12%
DUI 1,658 1,736 1,804 1,567 1,294 1,045 658 -37% 1,691 999 -41%
All Drug Offenses 7,643 6,468 6,317 6,259 5,933 5,816 3,495 -40% 6,672 5,081 -24%

Firearms

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged 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 519 390 531 525 516 649 671 3% 491 612 25%
All Firearms Offenses 519 390 531 525 516 649 671 3% 491 612 25%

Other

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Charged 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 342 409 259 304 142 86 16 -81% 328 81 -75%
Patronizing Prostitutes 77 85 101 55 40 30 39 30% 80 36 -55%
Threats of Violence 152 166 158 121 129 177 123 -31% 149 143 -4%
All Other Offenses 571 660 518 480 311 293 178 -39% 557 261 -53%