Charges

Year to Date Through 09/29/2020

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.

  -27%

18,108 Cases

All Offenses

  -18%

5,625 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -13%

2,859 Cases

Property Offenses

  -45%

5,570 Cases

Drug Offenses

  8%

1,277 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 8,291 8,103 6,831 6,949 6,342 6,876 5,625 -18% 7,544 6,281 -17%
All Property Offenses 5,434 5,188 5,046 4,878 3,529 3,287 2,859 -13% 5,136 3,225 -37%
All Drug Offenses 13,667 11,263 10,089 11,266 10,493 10,093 5,570 -45% 11,571 8,719 -25%
All Firearms Offenses 888 741 897 1,000 936 1,181 1,277 8% 882 1,131 28%
All Other Offenses 1,262 1,138 929 1,006 514 518 265 -49% 1,084 432 -60%
Uncategorized Offenses 3,488 3,695 3,208 3,389 2,823 2,932 2,512 -14% 3,445 2,756 -20%
All Offenses 33,030 30,128 27,000 28,488 24,637 24,887 18,108 -27% 29,662 22,544 -24%

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 171 192 178 141 157 206 239 16% 170 201 18%
Rape 239 263 228 260 299 251 221 -12% 248 257 4%
Robbery/Gun 1,089 787 816 628 541 497 408 -18% 830 482 -42%
Robbery/Other 1,033 1,037 826 886 735 829 559 -33% 946 708 -25%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 884 891 688 713 666 810 822 1% 794 766 -4%
Aggravated Assault/Other 2,402 2,291 1,987 2,087 1,974 2,066 1,704 -18% 2,192 1,915 -13%
Other Assaults 2,311 2,491 1,981 2,046 1,783 2,006 1,513 -25% 2,207 1,767 -20%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 162 151 127 188 187 211 159 -25% 157 186 18%
All Violent Offenses 8,291 8,103 6,831 6,949 6,342 6,876 5,625 -18% 7,544 6,281 -17%

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 820 726 685 664 610 640 497 -22% 724 582 -20%
Burglary/Commercial 258 281 267 229 300 199 822 313% 259 440 70%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 6 5 4 7 6 4 1 -75% 6 4 -33%
Theft from Person 40 37 31 36 19 24 14 -42% 36 19 -47%
Theft from Auto 454 431 386 551 440 437 245 -44% 456 374 -18%
Retail Theft 1,908 1,902 1,845 1,668 470 267 189 -29% 1,831 309 -83%
Theft 762 635 627 707 566 616 368 -40% 683 517 -24%
Auto Theft 496 545 662 526 678 623 482 -23% 557 594 7%
Fraud/Theft of Services 592 511 444 380 354 366 184 -50% 482 301 -38%
Embezzlement 98 115 95 110 86 111 57 -49% 104 85 -18%
All Property Offenses 5,434 5,188 5,046 4,878 3,529 3,287 2,859 -13% 5,136 3,225 -37%

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 5,723 3,884 3,229 3,599 3,802 3,572 1,428 -60% 4,109 2,934 -29%
Drug Sales 5,113 4,436 4,033 4,908 4,390 4,805 2,878 -40% 4,622 4,024 -13%
DUI 2,831 2,943 2,827 2,759 2,301 1,716 1,264 -26% 2,840 1,760 -38%
All Drug Offenses 13,667 11,263 10,089 11,266 10,493 10,093 5,570 -45% 11,571 8,719 -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 888 741 897 1,000 936 1,181 1,277 8% 882 1,131 28%
All Firearms Offenses 888 741 897 1,000 936 1,181 1,277 8% 882 1,131 28%

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 763 698 520 617 200 131 18 -86% 650 116 -82%
Patronizing Prostitutes 210 136 144 139 87 97 41 -58% 157 75 -52%
Threats of Violence 289 304 265 250 227 290 206 -29% 277 241 -13%
All Other Offenses 1,262 1,138 929 1,006 514 518 265 -49% 1,084 432 -60%