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%

32,731 Cases

All Offenses

  12%

9,266 Cases

Violent Offenses

  -4%

4,464 Cases

Property Offenses

  -7%

12,841 Cases

Drug Offenses

  23%

1,549 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 11047 10,602 8,947 9,257 8,277 9,266 12% 9,963 8,772 -12%
All Property Offenses 7386 6,935 6,803 6,565 4,651 4,464 -4% 6,922 4,558 -34%
All Drug Offenses 17322 14,845 13,514 15,599 13,760 12,841 -7% 15,320 13,300 -13%
All Firearms Offenses 1131 1,019 1,208 1,345 1,255 1,549 23% 1,176 1,402 19%
All Other Offenses 1784 1,480 1,327 1,405 676 640 -5% 1,499 658 -56%
Uncategorized Offenses 4557 4,861 4,308 4,453 3,725 3,971 7% 4,545 3,848 -15%
All Offenses 43227 39,742 36,107 38,624 32,344 32,731 1% 39,425 32,538 -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 243 243 208 202 227 292 29% 224 260 16%
Non-Fatal Shooting**
248 286 255 229 319 39% 263 274 4%
Rape 332 337 295 348 371 344 -7% 328 358 9%
Robbery/Gun 1451 1,053 994 885 681 662 -3% 1,096 672 -39%
Robbery/Other 1369 1,400 1,098 1,187 998 1,073 8% 1,264 1,036 -18%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 1119 898 709 721 664 846 27% 862 755 -12%
Aggravated Assault/Other 3149 3,032 2,625 2,714 2,582 2,773 7% 2,880 2,678 -7%
Other Assaults 3162 3,191 2,562 2,701 2,295 2,651 16% 2,904 2,473 -15%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 222 200 170 244 230 306 33% 209 268 28%
All Violent Offenses 11047 10,602 8,947 9,257 8,277 9,266 12% 9,963 8,772 -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 1089 949 918 880 804 904 12% 959 854 -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 2612 2,537 2,498 2,267 600 399 -34% 2,478 500 -80%
Theft 948 837 874 938 769 825 7% 899 797 -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 7386 6,935 6,803 6,565 4,651 4,464 -4% 6,922 4,558 -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 7025 5,094 4,376 5,308 5,003 4,535 -9% 5,451 4,769 -13%
Drug Sales 6433 5,854 5,476 6,730 5,839 6,036 3% 6,123 5,938 -3%
DUI 3864 3,897 3,662 3,561 2,918 2,270 -22% 3,746 2,594 -31%
All Drug Offenses 17322 14,845 13,514 15,599 13,760 12,841 -7% 15,320 13,300 -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 1131 1,019 1,208 1,345 1,255 1,549 23% 1,176 1,402 19%
All Firearms Offenses 1131 1,019 1,208 1,345 1,255 1,549 23% 1,176 1,402 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 1055 878 746 864 260 149 -43% 886 204 -77%
Patronizing Prostitutes 314 190 217 214 110 117 6% 234 114 -51%
Threats of Violence 415 412 364 327 306 374 22% 380 340 -11%
All Other Offenses 1784 1,480 1,327 1,405 676 640 -5% 1,499 658 -56%