Charges

Year to Date Through 01/24/2021

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.

  -28%

1,506 Cases

All Offenses

  -28%

449 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -13%

256 Cases

Property Offenses

  -46%

397 Cases

Drug Offenses

  152%

224 Cases

Firearms Offenses

All Offenses

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 618 557 578 541 611 625 449 -28% 584 556 -5%
All Property Offenses 416 455 367 367 353 295 256 -13% 413 318 -23%
All Drug Offenses 952 933 846 888 950 729 397 -46% 910 741 -19%
All Firearms Offenses 69 80 80 86 102 89 224 152% 76 125 64%
All Other Offenses 123 76 72 55 52 23 12 -48% 90 36 -60%
Uncategorized Offenses 256 253 273 243 244 344 168 -51% 261 250 -4%
All Offenses 2,434 2,354 2,216 2,180 2,312 2,105 1,506 -28% 2,335 2,026 -13%

Violent

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 22 11 11 9 28 21 29 38% 15 22 47%
Non-Fatal Shooting** 5 35 13 8 15 27 24 -11% 18 18 0%
Rape 21 20 23 29 22 27 19 -30% 21 24 14%
Robbery/Gun 73 76 70 67 51 47 50 6% 73 54 -26%
Robbery/Other 79 63 86 76 72 67 43 -36% 76 64 -16%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 40 39 26 43 48 47 61 30% 35 50 43%
Aggravated Assault/Other 161 129 165 157 195 165 117 -29% 152 158 4%
Other Assaults 209 174 163 142 158 204 91 -55% 182 149 -18%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 8 10 21 10 22 20 15 -25% 13 17 31%
All Violent Offenses 618 557 578 541 611 625 449 -28% 584 556 -5%

Property

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 52 62 38 48 66 56 41 -27% 51 53 4%
Burglary/Commercial 16 15 37 12 19 24 9 -62% 23 16 -30%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Theft from Person 7 2 2 2 3 3 0 -100% 4 2 -50%
Theft from Auto 43 34 39 21 40 23 26 13% 39 28 -28%
Retail Theft 172 179 125 122 27 24 35 46% 159 52 -67%
Theft 43 48 45 59 43 53 62 17% 45 54 20%
Auto Theft 41 52 46 56 100 66 45 -32% 46 67 46%
Fraud/Theft of Services 34 53 18 36 37 35 34 -3% 35 36 3%
Embezzlement 8 10 16 11 18 11 4 -64% 11 11 0%
All Property Offenses 416 455 367 367 353 295 256 -13% 413 318 -23%

Drugs

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 312 346 265 355 343 225 104 -54% 308 257 -17%
Drug Sales 370 351 355 366 453 390 185 -53% 359 348 -3%
DUI 270 236 226 167 154 114 108 -5% 244 136 -44%
All Drug Offenses 952 933 846 888 950 729 397 -46% 910 741 -19%

Firearms

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
Possession of Firearms 69 80 80 86 102 89 224 152% 76 125 64%
All Firearms Offenses 69 80 80 86 102 89 224 152% 76 125 64%

Other

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 94 56 51 40 26 5 0 -100% 67 18 -73%
Patronizing Prostitutes 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0% 2 0 -100%
Threats of Violence 23 20 21 14 26 18 12 -33% 21 18 -14%
All Other Offenses 123 76 72 55 52 23 12 -48% 90 36 -60%