Charges

Year to Date Through 11/28/2022

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.

  -5%

20,235 Cases

All Offenses

  2%

6,808 Cases

Violent Offenses

  7%

3,806 Cases

Property Offenses

  -13%

4,365 Cases

Drug Offenses

  -20%

1,861 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
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
All Violent Offenses
9,158
7,699
7,769
6,959
7,917
6,648
6,672
6,808
All Property Offenses
7,260
6,960
7,011
5,065
4,944
4,622
3,545
3,806
All Drug Offenses
11,218
10,067
12,376
10,524
10,512
5,901
5,003
4,365
All Firearm Possession
960
1,053
1,242
1,240
1,499
1,778
2,320
1,861
All Other Offenses
5,957
5,307
5,322
4,328
3,764
2,750
2,727
2,199
Uncategorized Offenses
2,040
1,743
1,572
1,439
1,487
1,111
1,132
1,196
All Offenses
36,593
32,829
35,292
29,555
30,123
22,810
21,399
20,235

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
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
88
92
78
81
160
165
225
236
94
78
65
76
84
74
66
71
156
125
122
94
148
185
128
117
238
254
221
213
270
283
403
520
239
197
256
262
263
233
224
180
792
694
668
509
613
461
454
597
768
574
650
555
532
404
328
293
3,990
3,274
2,638
2,511
2,949
2,309
2,443
2,599
·
0
348
292
358
300
328
194
1,452
1,264
1,376
1,164
1,266
996
833
761
113
62
48
41
55
61
79
96
198
168
226
221
240
191
218
175
43
49
51
53
50
76
72
58
114
115
113
118
147
109
137
256
873
753
909
769
782
801
734
655
All Violent Offenses
9,158
7,699
7,769
6,959
7,917
6,648
6,672
6,808

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
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
976
897
890
682
809
762
631
720
261
198
329
334
260
1,030
189
285
1,663
1,531
1,593
1,525
1,553
945
940
870
2,219
2,222
1,973
462
269
184
243
305
132
135
256
127
144
205
45
40
833
908
789
837
856
755
837
981
481
397
442
330
345
165
154
128
347
345
363
392
460
365
327
209
302
291
322
325
224
175
150
242
46
36
54
51
24
36
29
26
All Property Offenses
7,260
6,960
7,011
5,065
4,944
4,622
3,545
3,806

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
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
382
332
363
305
396
456
534
510
4,522
4,135
4,771
4,394
4,760
3,113
3,015
2,508
6,248
5,544
7,218
5,808
5,274
2,253
1,417
1,303
66
56
24
17
82
79
37
44
All Drug Offenses
11,218
10,067
12,376
10,524
10,512
5,901
5,003
4,365

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
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
437
439
549
595
702
669
769
727
449
510
599
560
713
982
1,384
1,007
61
74
61
62
68
106
135
87
13
30
33
23
16
21
32
40
All Firearm Possession
960
1,053
1,242
1,240
1,499
1,778
2,320
1,861

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
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
767
636
750
692
744
699
637
582
DUI
3,439
3,208
2,963
2,672
2,037
1,496
1,533
1,080
805
658
769
269
121
24
4
1
153
183
175
75
113
43
0
32
9
18
10
5
5
0
2
12
597
445
509
408
478
379
419
381
4
3
6
13
7
14
35
20
72
62
62
120
180
30
40
35
3
5
6
7
26
13
2
17
All Other Offenses
5,957
5,307
5,322
4,328
3,764
2,750
2,727
2,199