Charges

Year to Date Through 04/12/2021

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.

  -13%

6,557 Cases

All Offenses

  -13%

2,009 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -3%

878 Cases

Property Offenses

  -32%

1,898 Cases

Drug Offenses

  111%

858 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 2,817 2,435 2,454 2,258 2,413 2,298 2,009 -13% 2,569 2,244 -13%
All Property Offenses 1,759 1,820 1,689 1,418 1,383 905 878 -3% 1,756 1,146 -35%
All Drug Offenses 4,352 4,101 4,084 4,095 3,959 2,772 1,898 -32% 4,179 3,181 -24%
All Firearms Possession 241 337 331 340 420 406 858 111% 303 506 67%
All Other Offenses 450 317 287 201 191 151 75 -50% 351 154 -56%
Uncategorized Offenses 1,254 1,205 1,173 1,046 1,087 1,043 839 -20% 1,211 1,004 -17%
All Offenses 10,873 10,215 10,018 9,358 9,453 7,575 6,557 -13% 10,369 8,236 -21%

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 87 72 56 62 89 72 114 58% 72 84 17%
Non-Fatal Shooting** 41 107 64 52 103 84 128 52% 71 92 30%
Rape 84 81 95 114 97 82 69 -16% 87 90 3%
Robbery/Gun 328 323 248 216 158 207 178 -14% 300 190 -37%
Robbery/Other 361 280 319 265 277 243 176 -28% 320 240 -25%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 248 174 163 179 188 219 245 12% 195 208 7%
Aggravated Assault/Other 720 621 734 643 700 646 555 -14% 692 636 -8%
Other Assaults 895 728 708 649 708 677 490 -28% 777 631 -19%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 53 49 67 78 93 68 54 -21% 56 73 30%
All Violent Offenses 2,817 2,435 2,454 2,258 2,413 2,298 2,009 -13% 2,569 2,244 -13%

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 242 227 187 209 263 194 166 -14% 219 208 -5%
Burglary/Commercial 74 71 77 147 80 79 55 -30% 74 90 22%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 Inf% 2 1 -50%
Theft from Person 11 9 9 6 9 10 4 -60% 10 7 -30%
Theft from Auto 146 117 139 107 187 89 84 -6% 134 117 -13%
Retail Theft 662 716 650 306 122 93 84 -10% 676 151 -78%
Theft 203 191 264 201 255 135 156 16% 219 187 -15%
Auto Theft 187 261 198 281 258 170 204 20% 215 228 6%
Fraud/Theft of Services 189 189 118 127 154 103 114 11% 165 124 -25%
Embezzlement 42 38 46 34 53 32 10 -69% 42 32 -24%
All Property Offenses 1,759 1,820 1,689 1,418 1,383 905 878 -3% 1,756 1,146 -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 1,444 1,277 1,274 1,535 1,436 882 414 -53% 1,332 1,067 -20%
Drug Sales 1,717 1,640 1,737 1,713 1,791 1,414 983 -30% 1,698 1,475 -13%
DUI 1,191 1,184 1,073 847 732 476 501 5% 1,149 639 -44%
All Drug Offenses 4,352 4,101 4,084 4,095 3,959 2,772 1,898 -32% 4,179 3,181 -24%

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 241 337 331 340 420 406 858 111% 303 506 67%
All Firearms Possession 241 337 331 340 420 406 858 111% 303 506 67%

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 319 160 179 119 63 16 0 -100% 219 50 -77%
Patronizing Prostitutes 35 57 28 5 12 39 1 -97% 40 14 -65%
Threats of Violence 96 100 80 77 116 96 74 -23% 92 91 -1%
All Other Offenses 450 317 287 201 191 151 75 -50% 351 154 -56%