Charges

Year to Date Through 03/06/2021

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.

  -30%

4,177 Cases

All Offenses

  -22%

1,286 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -24%

566 Cases

Property Offenses

  -49%

1,204 Cases

Drug Offenses

  100%

551 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 1,741 1,539 1,568 1,456 1,582 1,648 1,286 -22% 1,616 1,493 -8%
All Property Offenses 1,101 1,163 1,089 971 910 744 566 -24% 1,118 798 -29%
All Drug Offenses 2,645 2,639 2,450 2,510 2,546 2,349 1,204 -49% 2,578 2,152 -17%
All Firearms Offenses 148 209 224 226 270 275 551 100% 194 330 70%
All Other Offenses 281 195 210 147 131 126 48 -62% 229 113 -51%
Uncategorized Offenses 726 758 709 684 680 853 522 -39% 731 685 -6%
All Offenses 6,642 6,503 6,250 5,994 6,119 5,995 4,177 -30% 6,465 5,571 -14%

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 64 40 35 40 59 53 65 23% 46 54 17%
Non-Fatal Shooting** 19 90 42 32 62 52 95 83% 50 60 20%
Rape 56 42 63 82 71 65 49 -25% 54 67 24%
Robbery/Gun 221 213 173 147 114 152 134 -12% 202 137 -32%
Robbery/Other 199 199 211 193 172 175 116 -34% 203 164 -19%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 156 104 104 111 121 136 162 19% 121 132 9%
Aggravated Assault/Other 425 369 449 408 466 456 340 -25% 414 418 1%
Other Assaults 572 459 443 400 464 502 286 -43% 491 413 -16%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 29 23 48 43 53 57 39 -32% 33 48 45%
All Violent Offenses 1,741 1,539 1,568 1,456 1,582 1,648 1,286 -22% 1,616 1,493 -8%

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 146 143 112 139 183 138 93 -33% 134 138 3%
Burglary/Commercial 44 44 60 38 47 70 29 -59% 49 46 -6%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 Inf% 1 0 -100%
Theft from Person 11 5 7 4 5 8 2 -75% 8 5 -38%
Theft from Auto 78 73 100 72 91 72 53 -26% 84 72 -14%
Retail Theft 411 449 397 278 87 81 66 -19% 419 128 -69%
Theft 121 120 183 133 179 123 101 -18% 141 134 -5%
Auto Theft 113 176 130 199 186 145 137 -6% 140 167 19%
Fraud/Theft of Services 146 124 68 84 95 83 77 -7% 113 85 -25%
Embezzlement 30 28 31 24 37 24 7 -71% 30 23 -23%
All Property Offenses 1,101 1,163 1,089 971 910 744 566 -24% 1,118 798 -29%

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 877 842 728 958 932 757 284 -62% 816 733 -10%
Drug Sales 1,037 1,045 1,047 1,021 1,130 1,235 604 -51% 1,043 998 -4%
DUI 731 752 675 531 484 357 316 -11% 719 422 -41%
All Drug Offenses 2,645 2,639 2,450 2,510 2,546 2,349 1,204 -49% 2,578 2,152 -17%

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 148 209 224 226 270 275 551 100% 194 330 70%
All Firearms Offenses 148 209 224 226 270 275 551 100% 194 330 70%

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 207 109 128 93 48 13 0 -100% 148 38 -74%
Patronizing Prostitutes 19 21 24 2 11 39 1 -97% 21 13 -38%
Threats of Violence 55 65 58 52 72 74 47 -36% 59 61 3%
All Other Offenses 281 195 210 147 131 126 48 -62% 229 113 -51%