Charges

Year to Date Through 02/23/2020

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.

  -7%

4,791 Cases

All Offenses

  -2%

1,301 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -23%

602 Cases

Property Offenses

  -10%

1,912 Cases

Drug Offenses

  -2%

220 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 1,573 1,398 1,265 1,326 1,205 1,334 1,301 -2% 1,390 1,280 -8%
All Property Offenses 1,021 920 939 919 869 782 602 -23% 950 751 -21%
All Drug Offenses 2,423 2,204 2,051 1,989 2,087 2,118 1,912 -10% 2,167 2,039 -6%
All Firearms Offenses 171 126 173 186 185 224 220 -2% 164 210 28%
All Other Offenses 145 246 164 182 127 104 96 -8% 184 109 -41%
Uncategorized Offenses 573 592 613 594 585 571 660 16% 593 605 2%
All Offenses 5,906 5,486 5,205 5,196 5,058 5,133 4,791 -7% 5,448 4,994 -8%

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 18 33 34 28 25 50 40 -20% 28 38 36%
Rape 46 50 33 56 67 60 53 -12% 46 60 30%
Robbery/Gun 290 197 209 156 112 96 130 35% 213 113 -47%
Robbery/Other 199 162 154 179 162 147 144 -2% 174 151 -13%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 151 152 119 111 117 158 150 -5% 133 142 7%
Aggravated Assault/Other 391 328 308 377 339 397 349 -12% 351 362 3%
Other Assaults 442 454 388 378 349 386 391 1% 416 375 -10%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 36 22 20 41 34 40 44 10% 30 39 30%
All Violent Offenses 1,573 1,398 1,265 1,326 1,205 1,334 1,301 -2% 1,390 1,280 -8%

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 155 100 121 95 109 164 112 -32% 118 128 8%
Burglary/Commercial 32 31 33 52 35 45 62 38% 37 47 27%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0% 1 0 -100%
Theft from Person 0 9 3 7 2 5 7 40% 5 5 0%
Theft from Auto 121 72 60 84 56 81 49 -40% 84 62 -26%
Retail Theft 336 355 368 333 271 73 65 -11% 348 136 -61%
Theft 142 101 104 151 114 147 103 -30% 124 121 -2%
Auto Theft 106 93 119 111 187 155 123 -21% 107 155 45%
Fraud/Theft of Services 109 134 108 60 75 82 63 -23% 103 73 -29%
Embezzlement 18 25 22 25 20 30 18 -40% 22 23 5%
All Property Offenses 1,021 920 939 919 869 782 602 -23% 950 751 -21%

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 915 724 677 586 780 797 629 -21% 726 735 1%
Drug Sales 918 877 798 859 872 935 1,010 8% 863 939 9%
DUI 590 603 576 544 435 386 273 -29% 578 365 -37%
All Drug Offenses 2,423 2,204 2,051 1,989 2,087 2,118 1,912 -10% 2,167 2,039 -6%

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 171 126 173 186 185 224 220 -2% 164 210 28%
All Firearms Offenses 171 126 173 186 185 224 220 -2% 164 210 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 95 178 84 113 81 37 10 -73% 118 43 -64%
Patronizing Prostitutes 1 19 21 19 2 4 30 650% 15 12 -20%
Threats of Violence 49 49 59 50 44 63 56 -11% 52 54 4%
All Other Offenses 145 246 164 182 127 104 96 -8% 184 109 -41%