Charges

Year to Date Through 10/28/2020

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.

  -25%

20,502 Cases

All Offenses

  -19%

6,250 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -9%

3,298 Cases

Property Offenses

  -42%

6,367 Cases

Drug Offenses

  17%

1,509 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 9,259 8,926 7,539 7,736 6,969 7,688 6,250 -19% 8,365 6,969 -17%
All Property Offenses 6,042 5,767 5,637 5,445 3,908 3,624 3,298 -9% 5,723 3,610 -37%
All Drug Offenses 14,913 12,391 11,220 12,774 11,525 11,026 6,367 -42% 12,824 9,639 -25%
All Firearms Offenses 984 834 1,007 1,113 1,032 1,293 1,509 17% 984 1,278 30%
All Other Offenses 1,435 1,275 1,070 1,204 598 571 291 -49% 1,246 487 -61%
Uncategorized Offenses 3,851 4,074 3,564 3,764 3,143 3,283 2,787 -15% 3,813 3,071 -19%
All Offenses 36,484 33,267 30,037 32,036 27,175 27,485 20,502 -25% 32,956 25,054 -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 206 208 186 156 173 232 262 13% 189 222 17%
Rape 275 295 253 288 321 286 244 -15% 278 284 2%
Robbery/Gun 1,192 895 895 690 594 574 430 -25% 918 533 -42%
Robbery/Other 1,155 1,152 924 1,007 823 924 629 -32% 1,060 792 -25%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 972 960 769 784 727 911 936 3% 871 858 -1%
Aggravated Assault/Other 2,659 2,531 2,206 2,324 2,187 2,292 1,887 -18% 2,430 2,122 -13%
Other Assaults 2,609 2,717 2,161 2,267 1,945 2,220 1,680 -24% 2,438 1,948 -20%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 191 168 145 220 199 249 182 -27% 181 210 16%
All Violent Offenses 9,259 8,926 7,539 7,736 6,969 7,688 6,250 -19% 8,365 6,969 -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 913 819 756 746 691 727 556 -24% 808 658 -19%
Burglary/Commercial 284 301 314 262 340 222 885 299% 290 482 66%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 6 5 5 7 7 5 2 -60% 6 5 -17%
Theft from Person 44 42 33 40 19 25 15 -40% 40 20 -50%
Theft from Auto 508 476 455 616 473 475 394 -17% 514 447 -13%
Retail Theft 2,137 2,082 2,044 1,846 503 302 210 -30% 2,027 338 -83%
Theft 826 723 699 787 630 667 417 -37% 759 571 -25%
Auto Theft 555 610 735 586 741 670 541 -19% 622 651 5%
Fraud/Theft of Services 647 579 490 427 404 414 216 -48% 536 345 -36%
Embezzlement 122 130 106 128 100 117 62 -47% 122 93 -24%
All Property Offenses 6,042 5,767 5,637 5,445 3,908 3,624 3,298 -9% 5,723 3,610 -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 6,225 4,268 3,613 4,221 4,197 3,895 1,685 -57% 4,582 3,259 -29%
Drug Sales 5,541 4,900 4,533 5,579 4,846 5,245 3,308 -37% 5,138 4,466 -13%
DUI 3,147 3,223 3,074 2,974 2,482 1,886 1,374 -27% 3,104 1,914 -38%
All Drug Offenses 14,913 12,391 11,220 12,774 11,525 11,026 6,367 -42% 12,824 9,639 -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 984 834 1,007 1,113 1,032 1,293 1,509 17% 984 1,278 30%
All Firearms Offenses 984 834 1,007 1,113 1,032 1,293 1,509 17% 984 1,278 30%

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 839 759 602 737 227 140 23 -84% 734 130 -82%
Patronizing Prostitutes 280 164 180 185 110 114 44 -61% 202 89 -56%
Threats of Violence 316 352 288 282 261 317 224 -29% 310 267 -14%
All Other Offenses 1,435 1,275 1,070 1,204 598 571 291 -49% 1,246 487 -61%