Charges

Year End 12/31/2023

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.

  2%

22,781 Cases

All Offenses

  3%

7,840 Cases

Violent Offenses

  11%

4,684 Cases

Property Offenses

  -14%

4,095 Cases

Drug Offenses

  11%

2,269 Cases

Firearm Possession

All Offenses

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: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
All Violent Offenses
13,962
13,782
12,991
11,834
10,423
9,896
8,348
8,523
7,626
8,690
7,223
7,270
7,595
7,840
All Property Offenses
9,425
10,093
10,255
9,596
8,162
7,973
7,640
7,657
5,513
5,441
4,956
3,902
4,237
4,684
All Drug Offenses
19,352
18,375
17,802
16,784
14,303
12,126
11,224
13,583
11,613
11,285
6,416
5,278
4,773
4,095
All Firearm Possession
1,383
1,356
1,236
1,077
1,150
1,042
1,157
1,359
1,350
1,608
2,039
2,451
2,036
2,269
All Other Offenses
8,398
7,595
7,206
6,797
6,822
6,493
5,837
5,805
4,704
4,132
2,935
2,950
2,419
2,360
Uncategorized Offenses
3,095
3,149
2,918
2,543
2,368
2,216
1,904
1,701
1,562
1,631
1,201
1,230
1,316
1,533
All Offenses
55,615
54,350
52,408
48,631
43,228
39,746
36,110
38,628
32,368
32,787
24,770
23,081
22,376
22,781

Violent

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: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
225
169
257
172
143
135
121
90
115
182
176
255
281
299
88
92
85
77
68
64
61
75
83
81
73
70
85
65
321
281
247
223
165
149
132
130
101
224
196
129
124
89
436
444
345
326
265
275
282
257
228
297
303
442
587
546
340
292
318
314
241
256
213
273
285
288
246
237
195
151
828
1,126
949
959
1,332
853
766
783
581
658
523
499
637
582
1,610
1,287
1,376
1,277
812
806
630
714
595
581
425
354
336
362
5,524
5,597
5,613
5,041
4,278
4,359
3,505
2,892
2,722
3,166
2,520
2,657
2,909
3,090
·
·
·
·
·
·
5
361
321
405
316
365
211
262
2,589
2,601
2,112
1,902
1,626
1,575
1,373
1,500
1,290
1,384
1,066
912
857
902
132
164
106
114
153
117
72
57
45
61
70
87
112
132
290
235
290
265
222
213
180
244
240
267
220
236
198
209
59
56
65
61
58
47
54
53
59
59
81
76
64
71
150
150
125
141
91
119
127
120
135
156
127
157
290
264
1,370
1,288
1,103
962
969
928
827
974
826
881
881
794
709
816
All Violent Offenses
13,962
13,782
12,991
11,834
10,423
9,896
8,348
8,523
7,626
8,690
7,223
7,270
7,595
7,840

Property

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: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
1,531
1,484
1,599
1,332
1,166
1,031
984
957
734
914
819
711
768
854
301
439
360
302
261
284
211
367
356
298
1,055
208
333
358
2,228
2,176
2,194
2,096
1,900
1,871
1,718
1,760
1,667
1,677
1,020
1,019
966
1,053
2,328
2,426
2,608
2,454
2,512
2,473
2,460
2,180
490
314
239
270
347
584
245
168
169
173
148
147
144
266
141
161
211
46
42
25
964
1,020
856
922
873
919
974
867
955
941
842
920
1,106
1,070
506
576
502
498
480
516
428
470
341
369
174
174
137
159
496
454
366
353
307
363
376
389
432
504
376
355
242
312
757
1,264
1,495
1,393
259
319
308
344
343
238
182
167
265
241
69
86
106
73
256
50
37
57
54
25
38
32
31
28
All Property Offenses
9,425
10,093
10,255
9,596
8,162
7,973
7,640
7,657
5,513
5,441
4,956
3,902
4,237
4,684

Drugs

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: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
515
430
452
353
376
420
366
411
337
437
526
571
563
502
6,402
6,400
6,688
6,033
5,157
4,861
4,564
5,195
4,835
5,098
3,359
3,169
2,739
2,550
12,305
11,461
10,573
10,288
8,716
6,777
6,232
7,951
6,424
5,661
2,452
1,495
1,421
997
130
84
89
110
54
68
62
26
17
89
79
43
50
46
All Drug Offenses
19,352
18,375
17,802
16,784
14,303
12,126
11,224
13,583
11,613
11,285
6,416
5,278
4,773
4,095

Firearms

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: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
542
540
536
448
454
475
489
603
652
743
752
820
795
892
738
677
593
541
592
486
558
649
599
771
1,134
1,451
1,102
1,227
63
96
69
62
74
64
78
71
68
71
129
145
91
104
40
43
38
26
30
17
32
36
31
23
24
35
48
46
All Firearm Possession
1,383
1,356
1,236
1,077
1,150
1,042
1,157
1,359
1,350
1,608
2,039
2,451
2,036
2,269

Other

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: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
1,394
1,178
1,042
1,045
875
819
698
796
751
819
750
724
663
715
DUI
4,858
4,299
3,982
3,718
3,677
3,785
3,525
3,250
2,917
2,253
1,598
1,619
1,184
1,038
885
859
1,083
946
1,102
863
746
848
278
126
24
5
1
2
86
76
128
168
250
157
193
180
75
115
43
0
32
67
3
6
2
12
7
9
18
14
5
5
0
2
12
4
185
170
161
155
138
119
93
76
75
55
56
57
44
51
737
768
685
626
650
654
481
549
440
517
398
461
404
422
12
15
9
11
10
4
3
8
14
6
14
38
25
22
204
199
105
97
100
80
71
78
141
210
39
42
36
32
34
25
9
19
13
3
9
6
8
26
13
2
18
7
All Other Offenses
8,398
7,595
7,206
6,797
6,822
6,493
5,837
5,805
4,704
4,132
2,935
2,950
2,419
2,360