Charges

Year to Date Through 08/03/2020

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.

  -30%

13,968 Cases

All Offenses

  -21%

4,305 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -12%

2,317 Cases

Property Offenses

  -48%

4,312 Cases

Drug Offenses

  -9%

847 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 6,489 6,348 5,352 5,491 4,979 5,480 4,305 -21% 5,920 4,921 -17%
All Property Offenses 4,181 3,969 3,954 3,879 2,846 2,641 2,317 -12% 3,996 2,601 -35%
All Drug Offenses 10,835 9,071 8,237 9,040 8,393 8,218 4,312 -48% 9,296 6,974 -25%
All Firearms Offenses 716 569 686 764 731 930 847 -9% 684 836 22%
All Other Offenses 960 910 735 792 425 423 225 -47% 849 358 -58%
Uncategorized Offenses 2,753 2,941 2,534 2,724 2,157 2,369 1,962 -17% 2,738 2,163 -21%
All Offenses 25,934 23,808 21,498 22,690 19,531 20,061 13,968 -30% 23,482 17,853 -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 109 145 161 108 127 153 174 14% 131 151 15%
Rape 189 215 183 208 229 207 167 -19% 199 201 1%
Robbery/Gun 924 625 636 515 443 353 346 -2% 675 381 -44%
Robbery/Other 826 791 629 693 560 660 453 -31% 735 558 -24%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 678 704 531 580 538 649 582 -10% 623 590 -5%
Aggravated Assault/Other 1,828 1,781 1,558 1,655 1,523 1,682 1,292 -23% 1,706 1,499 -12%
Other Assaults 1,806 1,968 1,554 1,595 1,405 1,601 1,173 -27% 1,731 1,393 -20%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 129 119 100 137 154 175 118 -33% 121 149 23%
All Violent Offenses 6,489 6,348 5,352 5,491 4,979 5,480 4,305 -21% 5,920 4,921 -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 627 544 539 496 471 520 380 -27% 552 457 -17%
Burglary/Commercial 176 203 192 176 263 157 751 378% 187 390 109%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 5 3 2 5 4 3 1 -67% 4 3 -25%
Theft from Person 32 32 22 22 11 21 14 -33% 27 15 -44%
Theft from Auto 347 320 296 416 316 353 207 -41% 345 292 -15%
Retail Theft 1,472 1,512 1,455 1,378 428 211 146 -31% 1,454 262 -82%
Theft 572 482 492 560 430 496 278 -44% 526 401 -24%
Auto Theft 405 413 531 427 559 492 350 -29% 444 467 5%
Fraud/Theft of Services 473 376 353 306 291 301 146 -51% 377 246 -35%
Embezzlement 72 84 72 93 73 87 44 -49% 80 68 -15%
All Property Offenses 4,181 3,969 3,954 3,879 2,846 2,641 2,317 -12% 3,996 2,601 -35%

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 4,436 3,160 2,588 2,907 3,054 2,963 1,096 -63% 3,273 2,371 -28%
Drug Sales 4,162 3,549 3,295 3,951 3,522 3,860 2,304 -40% 3,739 3,229 -14%
DUI 2,237 2,362 2,354 2,182 1,817 1,395 912 -35% 2,284 1,375 -40%
All Drug Offenses 10,835 9,071 8,237 9,040 8,393 8,218 4,312 -48% 9,296 6,974 -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 716 569 686 764 731 930 847 -9% 684 836 22%
All Firearms Offenses 716 569 686 764 731 930 847 -9% 684 836 22%

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 587 548 383 489 169 114 16 -86% 502 100 -80%
Patronizing Prostitutes 143 120 137 106 74 69 39 -43% 126 61 -52%
Threats of Violence 230 242 215 197 182 240 170 -29% 221 197 -11%
All Other Offenses 960 910 735 792 425 423 225 -47% 849 358 -58%