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%

22,740 Cases

All Offenses

  3%

7,812 Cases

Violent Offenses

  11%

4,679 Cases

Property Offenses

  -14%

4,096 Cases

Drug Offenses

  11%

2,268 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
13,961
13,785
12,995
11,838
10,422
9,898
8,348
8,523
7,625
8,689
7,219
7,268
7,586
7,812
All Property Offenses
9,426
10,094
10,252
9,595
8,161
7,972
7,641
7,655
5,512
5,440
4,958
3,902
4,234
4,679
All Drug Offenses
19,351
18,378
17,802
16,783
14,304
12,128
11,225
13,585
11,613
11,285
6,416
5,278
4,773
4,096
All Firearm Possession
1,384
1,353
1,236
1,076
1,151
1,041
1,157
1,359
1,352
1,609
2,039
2,452
2,035
2,268
All Other Offenses
8,398
7,593
7,205
6,796
6,823
6,492
5,835
5,804
4,702
4,131
2,932
2,949
2,418
2,352
Uncategorized Offenses
3,095
3,147
2,918
2,543
2,367
2,214
1,904
1,701
1,564
1,630
1,201
1,227
1,317
1,533
All Offenses
55,615
54,350
52,408
48,631
43,228
39,745
36,110
38,627
32,368
32,784
24,765
23,076
22,363
22,740

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
181
176
255
280
297
88
92
85
77
68
64
61
75
83
81
73
70
85
65
321
281
247
223
165
150
132
130
101
224
196
129
124
88
436
444
345
326
266
276
282
257
228
297
303
442
586
544
341
293
318
314
242
256
213
272
285
288
246
237
195
151
828
1,129
949
959
1,332
853
767
784
581
658
523
499
637
582
1,610
1,288
1,378
1,279
813
808
630
715
596
581
425
354
336
361
5,529
5,603
5,614
5,048
4,280
4,358
3,509
2,895
2,722
3,170
2,519
2,658
2,906
3,081
·
·
·
·
·
·
5
361
321
405
316
365
211
261
2,583
2,596
2,108
1,898
1,625
1,574
1,368
1,498
1,289
1,380
1,064
910
855
897
132
164
108
114
153
117
72
56
45
61
70
86
111
132
290
234
290
266
221
213
180
244
240
267
220
237
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
263
1,369
1,286
1,106
960
965
928
827
973
825
881
880
793
708
810
All Violent Offenses
13,961
13,785
12,995
11,838
10,422
9,898
8,348
8,523
7,625
8,689
7,219
7,268
7,586
7,812

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
1,532
1,485
1,599
1,333
1,167
1,031
984
957
734
914
820
711
768
853
301
439
360
302
261
284
211
367
357
298
1,055
208
333
357
2,228
2,176
2,194
2,088
1,900
1,871
1,719
1,759
1,666
1,676
1,020
1,019
964
1,052
2,328
2,426
2,608
2,454
2,512
2,473
2,460
2,180
490
314
239
270
347
584
245
167
167
173
148
147
144
266
141
161
211
46
42
25
964
1,020
856
922
872
919
974
867
955
941
842
920
1,105
1,070
506
576
502
498
480
515
428
469
341
369
175
174
137
157
496
454
366
359
306
363
376
389
432
505
376
355
242
312
757
1,265
1,495
1,393
259
319
308
344
342
237
182
167
265
241
69
86
105
73
256
50
37
57
54
25
38
32
31
28
All Property Offenses
9,426
10,094
10,252
9,595
8,161
7,972
7,641
7,655
5,512
5,440
4,958
3,902
4,234
4,679

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
527
571
563
502
6,403
6,401
6,695
6,035
5,158
4,863
4,565
5,198
4,838
5,104
3,361
3,170
2,739
2,550
12,303
11,463
10,567
10,285
8,716
6,777
6,232
7,950
6,421
5,655
2,449
1,494
1,421
998
130
84
88
110
54
68
62
26
17
89
79
43
50
46
All Drug Offenses
19,351
18,378
17,802
16,783
14,304
12,128
11,225
13,585
11,613
11,285
6,416
5,278
4,773
4,096

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
537
448
453
475
489
603
654
744
752
821
794
891
739
674
592
540
594
485
558
649
599
771
1,134
1,452
1,102
1,228
63
96
69
62
75
64
78
71
68
71
129
145
91
104
40
43
38
26
29
17
32
36
31
23
24
34
48
45
All Firearm Possession
1,384
1,353
1,236
1,076
1,151
1,041
1,157
1,359
1,352
1,609
2,039
2,452
2,035
2,268

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
1,044
876
819
698
796
751
818
748
725
663
712
DUI
4,858
4,297
3,981
3,719
3,678
3,784
3,525
3,250
2,915
2,252
1,598
1,618
1,184
1,036
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
625
649
654
482
549
440
518
398
460
403
419
13
15
9
11
10
4
3
8
14
6
14
38
25
22
203
199
105
97
100
80
68
77
141
210
38
42
36
32
34
25
9
19
13
3
9
6
8
26
13
2
18
7
All Other Offenses
8,398
7,593
7,205
6,796
6,823
6,492
5,835
5,804
4,702
4,131
2,932
2,949
2,418
2,352