Charges

Year to Date Through 06/13/2021

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.

  -6%

10,718 Cases

All Offenses

  1%

3,470 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -27%

1,453 Cases

Property Offenses

  -16%

3,028 Cases

Drug Offenses

  68%

1,190 Cases

Firearms Possession

All Offenses

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 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
All Violent Offenses 4,744 4,086 4,151 3,742 4,172 3,440 3,470 1% 4,327 3,706 -14%
All Property Offenses 2,972 3,025 2,897 2,130 2,098 1,996 1,453 -27% 2,965 1,919 -35%
All Drug Offenses 7,000 6,735 6,718 6,318 6,280 3,591 3,028 -16% 6,818 4,804 -30%
All Firearms Possession 420 551 566 545 690 710 1,190 68% 512 784 53%
All Other Offenses 720 555 532 322 340 184 116 -37% 602 240 -60%
Uncategorized Offenses 2,163 1,979 2,009 1,680 1,834 1,512 1,461 -3% 2,050 1,622 -21%
All Offenses 18,019 16,931 16,873 14,737 15,414 11,433 10,718 -6% 17,274 13,076 -24%

Violent

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 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Homicide 116 116 93 104 131 126 175 39% 108 134 24%
Non-Fatal Shooting** 83 156 124 95 156 130 217 67% 121 150 24%
Rape 162 149 164 171 158 123 146 19% 158 150 -5%
Robbery/Gun 476 447 399 318 246 262 251 -4% 441 269 -39%
Robbery/Other 595 482 530 413 488 374 286 -24% 536 390 -27%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 443 313 310 325 354 345 436 26% 355 365 3%
Aggravated Assault/Other 1,278 1,160 1,218 1,124 1,241 1,017 1,005 -1% 1,219 1,097 -10%
Other Assaults 1,509 1,185 1,206 1,071 1,246 968 854 -12% 1,300 1,035 -20%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 82 78 107 121 152 95 100 5% 89 117 31%
All Violent Offenses 4,744 4,086 4,151 3,742 4,172 3,440 3,470 1% 4,327 3,706 -14%

Property

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 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Burglary/Residential 419 424 370 344 421 324 385 19% 404 368 -9%
Burglary/Commercial 127 120 136 192 128 675 90 -87% 128 271 112%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 3 1 3 1 3 1 2 100% 2 2 0%
Theft from Person 21 13 19 8 15 14 6 -57% 18 11 -39%
Theft from Auto 237 214 289 208 271 173 114 -34% 247 192 -22%
Retail Theft 1,150 1,116 1,054 379 182 126 116 -8% 1,107 201 -82%
Theft 350 376 416 316 391 231 251 9% 381 297 -22%
Auto Theft 315 438 323 413 391 286 331 16% 359 355 -1%
Fraud/Theft of Services 285 264 219 214 226 127 142 12% 256 177 -31%
Embezzlement 65 59 68 55 70 39 16 -59% 64 45 -30%
All Property Offenses 2,972 3,025 2,897 2,130 2,098 1,996 1,453 -27% 2,965 1,919 -35%

Drugs

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 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Drug Possession 2,370 2,120 2,109 2,320 2,253 974 611 -37% 2,200 1,540 -30%
Drug Sales 2,782 2,683 2,930 2,609 2,926 1,919 1,626 -15% 2,798 2,270 -19%
DUI 1,848 1,932 1,679 1,389 1,101 698 791 13% 1,820 995 -45%
All Drug Offenses 7,000 6,735 6,718 6,318 6,280 3,591 3,028 -16% 6,818 4,804 -30%

Firearms

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 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Illegal Firearms Possession 420 551 566 545 690 710 1,190 68% 512 784 53%
All Firearms Possession 420 551 566 545 690 710 1,190 68% 512 784 53%

Other

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 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work 441 269 333 143 97 16 0 -100% 348 64 -82%
Patronizing Prostitutes 103 111 62 40 56 39 1 -97% 92 34 -63%
Threats of Violence 176 175 137 139 187 129 115 -11% 163 142 -13%
All Other Offenses 720 555 532 322 340 184 116 -37% 602 240 -60%