Charges

Year End 12/31/2020

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%

24,491 Cases

All Offenses

  -19%

7,507 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -10%

4,032 Cases

Property Offenses

  -44%

7,240 Cases

Drug Offenses

  32%

2,044 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 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
All Violent Offenses 11047 10,602 8,947 9,257 8,279 9,264 7,507 -19% 9,963 8,350 -16%
All Property Offenses 7386 6,935 6,803 6,566 4,653 4,467 4,032 -10% 6,922 4,384 -37%
All Drug Offenses 17322 14,845 13,514 15,599 13,760 12,841 7,240 -44% 15,320 11,280 -26%
All Firearms Offenses 1131 1,019 1,208 1,345 1,254 1,549 2,044 32% 1,176 1,616 37%
All Other Offenses 1784 1,480 1,327 1,405 676 640 327 -49% 1,499 548 -63%
Uncategorized Offenses 4557 4,861 4,308 4,453 3,725 3,980 3,341 -16% 4,545 3,682 -19%
All Offenses 43227 39,742 36,107 38,625 32,347 32,741 24,491 -25% 39,425 29,860 -24%

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 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Homicide 243 243 208 202 227 292 299 2% 224 273 22%
Non-Fatal Shooting** · 248 286 255 232 320 337 5% 263 296 13%
Rape 332 337 295 348 371 344 282 -18% 328 332 1%
Robbery/Gun 1451 1,053 994 885 681 662 541 -18% 1,096 628 -43%
Robbery/Other 1369 1,400 1,098 1,187 998 1,071 714 -33% 1,264 928 -27%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 1119 898 709 721 664 845 845 0% 862 785 -9%
Aggravated Assault/Other 3149 3,032 2,625 2,714 2,583 2,772 2,277 -18% 2,880 2,544 -12%
Other Assaults 3162 3,191 2,562 2,701 2,293 2,652 1,982 -25% 2,904 2,309 -20%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 222 200 170 244 230 306 230 -25% 209 255 22%
All Violent Offenses 11047 10,602 8,947 9,257 8,279 9,264 7,507 -19% 9,963 8,350 -16%

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 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Burglary/Residential 1089 949 918 880 804 904 654 -28% 959 787 -18%
Burglary/Commercial 318 354 346 329 379 274 1,096 300% 337 583 73%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 6 5 6 7 8 8 3 -62% 6 6 0%
Theft from Person 47 46 40 47 20 27 18 -33% 45 22 -51%
Theft from Auto 604 628 568 713 583 548 450 -18% 628 527 -16%
Retail Theft 2612 2,537 2,498 2,267 600 399 297 -26% 2,478 432 -83%
Theft 948 837 874 938 769 826 488 -41% 899 694 -23%
Auto Theft 866 736 848 693 889 823 681 -17% 786 798 2%
Fraud/Theft of Services 739 690 574 524 471 515 277 -46% 632 421 -33%
Embezzlement 157 153 131 168 130 143 68 -52% 152 114 -25%
All Property Offenses 7386 6,935 6,803 6,566 4,653 4,467 4,032 -10% 6,922 4,384 -37%

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 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Drug Possession 7025 5,094 4,376 5,308 5,003 4,535 1,922 -58% 5,451 3,820 -30%
Drug Sales 6433 5,854 5,476 6,730 5,839 6,036 3,716 -38% 6,123 5,197 -15%
DUI 3864 3,897 3,662 3,561 2,918 2,270 1,602 -29% 3,746 2,263 -40%
All Drug Offenses 17322 14,845 13,514 15,599 13,760 12,841 7,240 -44% 15,320 11,280 -26%

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 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Possession of Firearms 1131 1,019 1,208 1,345 1,254 1,549 2,044 32% 1,176 1,616 37%
All Firearms Offenses 1131 1,019 1,208 1,345 1,254 1,549 2,044 32% 1,176 1,616 37%

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 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work 1055 878 746 864 260 149 23 -85% 886 144 -84%
Patronizing Prostitutes 314 190 217 214 110 117 45 -62% 234 91 -61%
Threats of Violence 415 412 364 327 306 374 259 -31% 380 313 -18%
All Other Offenses 1784 1,480 1,327 1,405 676 640 327 -49% 1,499 548 -63%