Charges

Year to Date Through 05/26/2022

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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.

  -15%

8,337 Cases

All Offenses

  -7%

2,843 Cases

Violent Offenses

  1%

1,552 Cases

Property Offenses

  -22%

1,834 Cases

Drug Offenses

  -33%

761 Cases

Firearm Possession

All Offenses

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
All Violent Offenses 3,353 3,367 3,019 3,455 2,889 3,070 2,843 -7%
All Property Offenses 3,050 2,880 2,291 2,277 1,626 1,543 1,552 1%
All Drug Offenses 4,905 5,119 4,799 4,885 2,990 2,356 1,834 -22%
All Firearm Possession 477 497 523 653 652 1,139 761 -33%
All Other Offenses 2,504 2,304 1,921 1,746 1,225 1,209 868 -28%
Uncategorized Offenses 798 692 627 646 534 501 479 -4%
All Offenses 15,087 14,859 13,180 13,662 9,916 9,818 8,337 -15%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Violent

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Homicide: Shooting 32 35 25 58 45 85 69 -19%
Homicide: Other 49 27 40 40 31 22 38 73%
Attempted Murder 74 46 54 60 90 87 59 -32%
Non-Fatal Shooting 144 103 86 139 130 228 227 0%
Rape 94 118 119 114 92 100 88 -12%
Robbery with a Deadly Weapon 347 283 214 217 226 237 221 -7%
Robbery 215 277 259 222 220 150 124 -17%
Aggravated Assault 1,447 1,194 1,100 1,306 897 1,095 1,039 -5%
Strangulation 0 143 115 130 170 137 93 -32%
Simple Assault 495 611 492 595 476 356 323 -9%
Other Assaults 22 19 21 26 10 27 40 48%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 69 94 106 124 76 101 79 -22%
Arson 25 27 18 26 27 39 26 -33%
Carjacking 38 54 53 60 45 49 115 135%
Other Violent Crimes 302 336 317 338 354 357 302 -15%
All Violent Offenses 3,353 3,367 3,019 3,455 2,889 3,070 2,843 -7%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Property

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Burglary/Residential 419 351 287 357 308 275 321 17%
Burglary/Commercial 63 154 133 121 109 85 98 15%
Theft 615 649 683 747 406 419 352 -16%
Retail Theft 1,005 893 330 126 83 92 88 -4%
Theft from Auto 45 82 46 63 53 21 9 -57%
Auto Theft 428 326 366 395 312 377 418 11%
Fraud 177 154 132 160 70 71 52 -27%
Trespass 155 149 146 202 210 124 100 -19%
Criminal Mischief 126 103 141 93 67 72 110 53%
Other Property Crimes 17 19 27 13 8 7 4 -43%
All Property Offenses 3,050 2,880 2,291 2,277 1,626 1,543 1,552 1%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Drugs

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Drug Sales with a Firearm 144 148 127 185 158 261 212 -19%
Drug Sales 2,046 2,037 1,933 2,182 1,579 1,343 1,090 -19%
Drug Possession 2,697 2,919 2,735 2,478 1,215 735 515 -30%
Drug Possession in Jails 18 15 4 40 38 17 17 0%
All Drug Offenses 4,905 5,119 4,799 4,885 2,990 2,356 1,834 -22%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Firearms

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Firearm Possession by a Prohibited Person 190 191 259 294 253 370 287 -22%
Firearm Possession without a License 247 274 231 316 361 681 414 -39%
Altered Firearm Serial Number 32 20 27 37 34 74 42 -43%
Other Firearm Offenses 8 12 6 6 4 14 18 29%
All Firearm Possession 477 497 523 653 652 1,139 761 -33%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Other

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Violation of Protection Order 250 315 297 345 311 248 214 -14%
DUI 1,629 1,394 1,195 976 643 736 450 -39%
Prostitution/Sex Work 253 276 150 71 17 0 0 0%
Patronizing Prostitutes/Sex Workers 87 44 19 34 37 0 14 Inf%
Promoting Prostitution 4 5 3 4 0 0 12 Inf%
Victim/Witness Intimidation & Retaliation 44 34 40 20 19 27 15 -44%
Threats of Violence 203 202 180 216 179 173 144 -17%
Ethnic Intimidation 1 4 9 3 1 12 10 -17%
Disorderly Conduct 33 30 27 67 10 13 6 -54%
Illegal Dumping/Littering 0 0 1 10 8 0 3 Inf%
All Other Offenses 2,504 2,304 1,921 1,746 1,225 1,209 868 -28%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.