Charges

Year to Date Through 12/05/2019

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.

  0%

30,545 Cases

All Offenses

  7%

5,865 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -8%

3,502 Cases

Property Offenses

  -6%

12,003 Cases

Drug Offenses

All Offenses

Yearly Cases Opened by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
All Violent Offenses 7,349 6,981 5,921 6,026 5,477 5,865 7% 6,569 5,671 -14%
All Property Offenses 6,100 5,636 5,703 5,485 3,818 3,502 -8% 5,731 3,660 -36%
All Drug Offenses 16,373 13,954 12,440 14,530 12,738 12,003 -6% 14,324 12,370 -14%
All Other Offenses 11,194 11,162 9,734 10,346 8,363 9,175 10% 10,609 8,769 -17%
All Offenses 41,016 37,733 33,798 36,387 30,396 30,545 0% 37,234 30,470 -18%

Violent Offenses

Yearly Cases Opened by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Homicide 241 226 200 182 198 270 36% 212 234 10%
Rape 309 328 280 326 349 314 -10% 311 332 7%
Robbery/Gun 1,449 1,115 1,065 881 750 692 -8% 1,128 721 -36%
Robbery/Other 1,310 1,387 1,037 1,143 929 1,021 10% 1,219 975 -20%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 1,068 1,059 870 895 812 1,025 26% 973 918 -6%
Aggravated Assault/Other 2,972 2,866 2,469 2,599 2,439 2,543 4% 2,726 2,491 -9%
All Violent Offenses 7,349 6,981 5,921 6,026 5,477 5,865 7% 6,569 5,671 -14%

Property Offenses

Yearly Cases Opened by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Burglary/Residential 1,039 934 855 824 771 822 7% 913 796 -13%
Burglary/Commercial 301 341 350 308 366 243 -34% 325 304 -6%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 6 5 5 7 8 7 -12% 6 8 33%
Theft from Person 47 47 38 45 20 26 30% 44 23 -48%
Theft from Auto 562 520 529 695 560 527 -6% 576 544 -6%
Retail Theft 2,413 2,319 2,303 2,088 572 359 -37% 2,281 466 -80%
Theft 907 793 813 871 700 743 6% 846 722 -15%
Auto Theft 825 677 810 647 821 775 -6% 740 798 8%
All Property Offenses 6,100 5,636 5,703 5,485 3,818 3,502 -8% 5,731 3,660 -36%

Drug Offenses

Yearly Cases Opened by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Drug Possession 6,737 4,809 3,978 4,894 4,633 4,224 -9% 5,104 4,428 -13%
Drug Sales 6,061 5,524 5,035 6,318 5,394 5,686 5% 5,734 5,540 -3%
DUI 3,575 3,621 3,427 3,318 2,711 2,093 -23% 3,485 2,402 -31%
All Drug Offenses 16,373 13,954 12,440 14,530 12,738 12,003 -6% 14,324 12,370 -14%