Charges

Year to Date Through 04/01/2020

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.

  -16%

7,140 Cases

All Offenses

  -6%

2,061 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -34%

843 Cases

Property Offenses

  -22%

2,738 Cases

Drug Offenses

  0%

365 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 2,644 2,446 2,212 2,196 1,989 2,181 2,061 -6% 2,374 2,077 -13%
All Property Offenses 1,681 1,549 1,619 1,516 1,283 1,273 843 -34% 1,591 1,133 -29%
All Drug Offenses 4,299 3,762 3,677 3,512 3,622 3,530 2,738 -22% 3,812 3,297 -14%
All Firearms Offenses 272 211 305 290 295 366 365 0% 270 342 27%
All Other Offenses 298 412 297 268 187 173 147 -15% 319 169 -47%
Uncategorized Offenses 1,024 1,096 1,080 1,028 936 948 986 4% 1,057 957 -9%
All Offenses 10,218 9,476 9,190 8,810 8,312 8,471 7,140 -16% 9,424 7,974 -15%

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 44 80 67 51 53 84 66 -21% 60 68 13%
Rape 87 73 72 86 104 90 75 -17% 80 90 12%
Robbery/Gun 419 302 335 239 221 158 181 15% 324 187 -42%
Robbery/Other 314 304 268 290 243 249 216 -13% 294 236 -20%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 279 242 207 196 178 262 260 -1% 231 233 1%
Aggravated Assault/Other 725 599 559 641 567 623 584 -6% 631 591 -6%
Other Assaults 725 799 659 633 559 632 615 -3% 704 602 -14%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 51 47 45 60 64 83 64 -23% 51 70 37%
All Violent Offenses 2,644 2,446 2,212 2,196 1,989 2,181 2,061 -6% 2,374 2,077 -13%

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 275 203 196 163 179 239 162 -32% 209 193 -8%
Burglary/Commercial 61 65 60 74 127 75 77 3% 65 93 43%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 -100% 1 1 0%
Theft from Person 5 11 9 9 6 9 9 0% 8 8 0%
Theft from Auto 162 116 110 134 90 172 87 -49% 130 116 -11%
Retail Theft 546 585 639 573 298 115 92 -20% 586 168 -71%
Theft 231 183 168 231 178 240 127 -47% 203 182 -10%
Auto Theft 173 165 236 186 259 244 166 -32% 190 223 17%
Fraud/Theft of Services 197 180 166 102 114 132 93 -30% 161 113 -30%
Embezzlement 29 40 34 43 32 45 30 -33% 36 36 0%
All Property Offenses 1,681 1,549 1,619 1,516 1,283 1,273 843 -34% 1,591 1,133 -29%

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 1,673 1,238 1,134 1,066 1,373 1,276 879 -31% 1,278 1,176 -8%
Drug Sales 1,601 1,477 1,474 1,479 1,483 1,597 1,408 -12% 1,508 1,496 -1%
DUI 1,025 1,047 1,069 967 766 657 451 -31% 1,027 625 -39%
All Drug Offenses 4,299 3,762 3,677 3,512 3,622 3,530 2,738 -22% 3,812 3,297 -14%

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 272 211 305 290 295 366 365 0% 270 342 27%
All Firearms Offenses 272 211 305 290 295 366 365 0% 270 342 27%

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 197 293 154 169 113 57 16 -72% 203 62 -69%
Patronizing Prostitutes 6 32 53 28 5 11 39 255% 30 18 -40%
Threats of Violence 95 87 90 71 69 105 92 -12% 86 89 3%
All Other Offenses 298 412 297 268 187 173 147 -15% 319 169 -47%