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%

32,714 Cases

All Offenses

  12%

9,251 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -4%

4,461 Cases

Property Offenses

  -7%

12,844 Cases

Drug Offenses

  23%

1,552 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 10,597 8,934 9,251 8,268 9,251 12% 9,957 8,760 -12%
All Property Offenses 7,386 6,935 6,805 6,565 4,651 4,461 -4% 6,923 4,556 -34%
All Drug Offenses 17,322 14,845 13,514 15,599 13,761 12,844 -7% 15,320 13,302 -13%
All Firearms Offenses 1,131 1,022 1,214 1,348 1,260 1,552 23% 1,179 1,406 19%
All Other Offenses 1,784 1,480 1,327 1,405 676 639 -5% 1,499 658 -56%
Uncategorized Offenses 4,557 4,861 4,313 4,456 3,725 3,967 6% 4,547 3,846 -15%
All Offenses 43,227 39,740 36,107 38,624 32,341 32,714 1% 39,424 32,528 -17%

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 243 242 208 202 226 291 29% 224 258 15%
Rape 332 337 295 348 371 344 -7% 328 358 9%
Robbery/Gun 1,451 1,078 1,058 900 720 672 -7% 1,122 696 -38%
Robbery/Other 1,369 1,400 1,098 1,187 998 1,072 7% 1,264 1,035 -18%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 1,119 1,117 914 953 847 1,145 35% 1,026 996 -3%
Aggravated Assault/Other 3,149 3,033 2,628 2,716 2,582 2,774 7% 2,882 2,678 -7%
Other Assaults 3,162 3,190 2,563 2,701 2,294 2,649 15% 2,904 2,472 -15%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 222 200 170 244 230 304 32% 209 267 28%
All Violent Offenses 11,047 10,597 8,934 9,251 8,268 9,251 12% 9,957 8,760 -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 948 837 874 938 769 823 7% 899 796 -11%
Auto Theft 866 736 848 693 888 823 -7% 786 856 9%
Fraud/Theft of Services 739 690 574 524 470 513 9% 632 492 -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 4,461 -4% 6,923 4,556 -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 5,840 6,037 3% 6,123 5,938 -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 13,761 12,844 -7% 15,320 13,302 -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 1,552 23% 1,179 1,406 19%
All Firearms Offenses 1,131 1,022 1,214 1,348 1,260 1,552 23% 1,179 1,406 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 415 412 364 327 306 373 22% 380 340 -11%
All Other Offenses 1,784 1,480 1,327 1,405 676 639 -5% 1,499 658 -56%