Charges

Year to Date Through 09/19/2021

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.

  -5%

16,990 Cases

All Offenses

  0%

5,596 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -16%

2,383 Cases

Property Offenses

  -13%

4,764 Cases

Drug Offenses

  46%

1,722 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 7,836 6,603 6,666 6,123 6,694 5,577 5,596 0% 7,035 5,998 -15%
All Property Offenses 4,986 4,825 4,685 3,447 3,156 2,848 2,383 -16% 4,832 2,958 -39%
All Drug Offenses 10,986 9,736 10,856 10,066 9,787 5,454 4,764 -13% 10,526 7,518 -29%
All Firearms Possession 721 846 951 894 1,133 1,182 1,722 46% 839 1,233 47%
All Other Offenses 1,120 889 972 494 490 267 184 -31% 994 359 -64%
Uncategorized Offenses 3,613 3,051 3,259 2,705 2,853 2,505 2,341 -7% 3,308 2,601 -21%
All Offenses 29,262 25,950 27,389 23,729 24,113 17,833 16,990 -5% 27,534 20,666 -25%

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 188 175 135 155 199 235 260 11% 166 212 28%
Non-Fatal Shooting** 199 230 183 168 228 231 338 46% 204 241 18%
Rape 257 220 250 291 243 218 210 -4% 242 240 -1%
Robbery/Gun 745 726 593 483 466 401 367 -8% 688 429 -38%
Robbery/Other 1,002 792 858 706 811 549 471 -14% 884 634 -28%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 691 508 535 523 567 604 711 18% 578 601 4%
Aggravated Assault/Other 2,209 1,928 1,989 1,896 2,008 1,671 1,644 -2% 2,042 1,805 -12%
Other Assaults 2,397 1,907 1,950 1,718 1,960 1,513 1,425 -6% 2,085 1,654 -21%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 148 117 173 183 212 155 170 10% 146 180 23%
All Violent Offenses 7,836 6,603 6,666 6,123 6,694 5,577 5,596 0% 7,035 5,998 -15%

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 697 642 635 596 624 500 672 34% 658 598 -9%
Burglary/Commercial 273 255 215 296 184 820 138 -83% 248 360 45%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 5 4 7 6 4 1 2 100% 5 3 -40%
Theft from Person 35 31 33 19 24 14 15 7% 33 18 -45%
Theft from Auto 419 364 527 423 415 240 179 -25% 437 314 -28%
Retail Theft 1,824 1,769 1,611 462 259 180 214 19% 1,735 279 -84%
Theft 599 609 672 548 596 375 363 -3% 627 470 -25%
Auto Theft 529 643 518 664 586 463 553 19% 563 566 1%
Fraud/Theft of Services 498 416 362 347 355 198 225 14% 425 281 -34%
Embezzlement 107 92 105 86 109 57 22 -61% 101 68 -33%
All Property Offenses 4,986 4,825 4,685 3,447 3,156 2,848 2,383 -16% 4,832 2,958 -39%

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 3,792 3,128 3,459 3,657 3,480 1,409 894 -37% 3,460 2,360 -32%
Drug Sales 4,343 3,850 4,710 4,194 4,650 2,834 2,629 -7% 4,301 3,577 -17%
DUI 2,851 2,758 2,687 2,215 1,657 1,211 1,241 2% 2,765 1,581 -43%
All Drug Offenses 10,986 9,736 10,856 10,066 9,787 5,454 4,764 -13% 10,526 7,518 -29%

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 721 846 951 894 1,133 1,182 1,722 46% 839 1,233 47%
All Firearms Possession 721 846 951 894 1,133 1,182 1,722 46% 839 1,233 47%

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 689 490 596 190 129 16 3 -81% 592 84 -86%
Patronizing Prostitutes 136 144 137 87 85 39 1 -97% 139 53 -62%
Threats of Violence 295 255 239 217 276 212 180 -15% 263 221 -16%
All Other Offenses 1,120 889 972 494 490 267 184 -31% 994 359 -64%