Charges

Year to Date Through 06/07/2020

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.

  -26%

10,911 Cases

All Offenses

  -19%

3,236 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -9%

1,841 Cases

Property Offenses

  -42%

3,523 Cases

Drug Offenses

  5%

701 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 4,733 4,535 3,912 3,969 3,591 3,975 3,236 -19% 4,287 3,601 -16%
All Property Offenses 3,036 2,822 2,913 2,768 2,053 2,019 1,841 -9% 2,885 1,971 -32%
All Drug Offenses 7,968 6,743 6,504 6,470 6,110 6,034 3,523 -42% 6,921 5,222 -25%
All Firearms Offenses 542 404 547 541 531 670 701 5% 508 634 25%
All Other Offenses 607 694 530 502 315 329 180 -45% 583 275 -53%
Uncategorized Offenses 1,944 2,065 1,906 1,922 1,622 1,763 1,430 -19% 1,959 1,605 -18%
All Offenses 18,830 17,263 16,312 16,172 14,222 14,790 10,911 -26% 17,144 13,308 -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 79 110 113 89 104 128 116 -9% 98 116 18%
Rape 142 149 137 157 166 151 115 -24% 146 144 -1%
Robbery/Gun 693 484 496 382 341 248 256 3% 514 282 -45%
Robbery/Other 597 574 462 519 391 465 354 -24% 538 403 -25%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 531 477 394 394 369 473 454 -4% 449 432 -4%
Aggravated Assault/Other 1,331 1,218 1,106 1,163 1,086 1,168 958 -18% 1,204 1,071 -11%
Other Assaults 1,269 1,446 1,135 1,162 1,017 1,197 899 -25% 1,253 1,038 -17%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 91 77 69 103 117 145 84 -42% 85 115 35%
All Violent Offenses 4,733 4,535 3,912 3,969 3,591 3,975 3,236 -19% 4,287 3,601 -16%

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 450 401 413 351 330 409 307 -25% 404 349 -14%
Burglary/Commercial 119 116 114 131 185 122 619 407% 120 309 158%
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 251 230 206 267 200 262 157 -40% 238 206 -13%
Retail Theft 1,065 1,092 1,079 1,022 373 174 120 -31% 1,064 222 -79%
Theft 403 335 351 396 298 373 203 -46% 371 291 -22%
Auto Theft 305 290 422 308 398 379 267 -30% 331 348 5%
Fraud/Theft of Services 364 274 258 206 207 215 117 -46% 276 180 -35%
Embezzlement 55 61 57 67 53 69 37 -46% 60 53 -12%
All Property Offenses 3,036 2,822 2,913 2,768 2,053 2,019 1,841 -9% 2,885 1,971 -32%

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 3,204 2,269 2,058 2,031 2,246 2,162 960 -56% 2,390 1,789 -25%
Drug Sales 3,056 2,688 2,586 2,815 2,537 2,807 1,890 -33% 2,786 2,411 -13%
DUI 1,708 1,786 1,860 1,624 1,327 1,065 673 -37% 1,744 1,022 -41%
All Drug Offenses 7,968 6,743 6,504 6,470 6,110 6,034 3,523 -42% 6,921 5,222 -25%

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 542 404 547 541 531 670 701 5% 508 634 25%
All Firearms Offenses 542 404 547 541 531 670 701 5% 508 634 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 373 423 265 318 143 95 16 -83% 345 85 -75%
Patronizing Prostitutes 77 98 103 55 40 54 39 -28% 83 44 -47%
Threats of Violence 157 173 162 129 132 180 125 -31% 155 146 -6%
All Other Offenses 607 694 530 502 315 329 180 -45% 583 275 -53%