Charges

Year End 12/31/2019

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.

  1%

32,674 Cases

All Offenses

  12%

9,231 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -4%

4,456 Cases

Property Offenses

  -7%

12,845 Cases

Drug Offenses

  23%

1,550 Cases

Firearms Offenses

All Offenses

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
All Violent Offenses 11,047 10,596 8,934 9,249 8,262 9,231 12% 9,956 8,746 -12%
All Property Offenses 7,386 6,935 6,805 6,565 4,651 4,456 -4% 6,923 4,554 -34%
All Drug Offenses 17,322 14,845 13,514 15,599 13,764 12,845 -7% 15,320 13,304 -13%
All Firearms Offenses 1,131 1,022 1,214 1,348 1,260 1,550 23% 1,179 1,405 19%
All Other Offenses 1,784 1,480 1,327 1,405 676 637 -6% 1,499 656 -56%
Uncategorized Offenses 4,557 4,861 4,313 4,456 3,722 3,955 6% 4,547 3,838 -16%
All Offenses 43,227 39,739 36,107 38,622 32,335 32,674 1% 39,424 32,504 -18%

Violent

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Homicide 243 242 208 201 226 289 28% 224 258 15%
Rape 332 337 295 348 371 343 -8% 328 357 9%
Robbery/Gun 1,451 1,078 1,058 900 720 671 -7% 1,122 696 -38%
Robbery/Other 1,369 1,400 1,098 1,187 998 1,071 7% 1,264 1,034 -18%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 1,119 1,117 914 953 846 1,145 35% 1,026 996 -3%
Aggravated Assault/Other 3,149 3,032 2,628 2,717 2,579 2,768 7% 2,882 2,674 -7%
Other Assaults 3,162 3,190 2,563 2,700 2,292 2,641 15% 2,904 2,466 -15%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 222 200 170 243 230 303 32% 209 266 27%
All Violent Offenses 11,047 10,596 8,934 9,249 8,262 9,231 12% 9,956 8,746 -12%

Property

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Burglary/Residential 1,089 949 920 880 804 903 12% 960 854 -11%
Burglary/Commercial 318 354 346 328 379 274 -28% 336 326 -3%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 6 5 6 7 8 8 0% 6 8 33%
Theft from Person 47 46 40 47 20 27 35% 45 24 -47%
Theft from Auto 604 628 568 713 583 548 -6% 628 566 -10%
Retail Theft 2,612 2,537 2,498 2,267 600 399 -34% 2,478 500 -80%
Theft 948 837 874 938 769 820 7% 899 794 -12%
Auto Theft 866 736 848 693 888 823 -7% 786 856 9%
Fraud/Theft of Services 739 690 574 524 470 511 9% 632 490 -22%
Embezzlement 157 153 131 168 130 143 10% 152 136 -11%
All Property Offenses 7,386 6,935 6,805 6,565 4,651 4,456 -4% 6,923 4,554 -34%

Drugs

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Drug Possession 7,025 5,094 4,376 5,308 5,003 4,537 -9% 5,451 4,770 -12%
Drug Sales 6,433 5,854 5,476 6,730 5,843 6,038 3% 6,123 5,940 -3%
DUI 3,864 3,897 3,662 3,561 2,918 2,270 -22% 3,746 2,594 -31%
All Drug Offenses 17,322 14,845 13,514 15,599 13,764 12,845 -7% 15,320 13,304 -13%

Firearms

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Possession of Firearms 1,131 1,022 1,214 1,348 1,260 1,550 23% 1,179 1,405 19%
All Firearms Offenses 1,131 1,022 1,214 1,348 1,260 1,550 23% 1,179 1,405 19%

Other

Yearly Cases Charged by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Cases Charged by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work 1,055 878 746 864 260 149 -43% 886 204 -77%
Patronizing Prostitutes 314 190 217 214 110 117 6% 234 114 -51%
Threats of Violence 415 412 364 327 306 371 21% 380 338 -11%
All Other Offenses 1,784 1,480 1,327 1,405 676 637 -6% 1,499 656 -56%