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.

  1%

22,665 Cases

All Offenses

  2%

7,762 Cases

Violent Offenses

  10%

4,667 Cases

Property Offenses

  -14%

4,096 Cases

Drug Offenses

  11%

2,266 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
13,962
13,787
13,012
11,844
10,435
9,904
8,345
8,529
7,628
8,694
7,215
7,261
7,576
7,762
All Property Offenses
9,425
10,095
10,243
9,592
8,159
7,977
7,644
7,654
5,515
5,438
4,958
3,900
4,231
4,667
All Drug Offenses
19,357
18,378
17,801
16,782
14,304
12,128
11,224
13,589
11,615
11,293
6,418
5,278
4,773
4,096
All Firearm Possession
1,384
1,356
1,235
1,076
1,148
1,036
1,159
1,359
1,352
1,609
2,038
2,453
2,033
2,266
All Other Offenses
8,394
7,591
7,201
6,790
6,813
6,491
5,834
5,797
4,696
4,120
2,929
2,949
2,413
2,340
Uncategorized Offenses
3,093
3,143
2,916
2,547
2,369
2,209
1,904
1,699
1,561
1,628
1,202
1,226
1,312
1,534
All Offenses
55,615
54,350
52,408
48,631
43,228
39,745
36,110
38,627
32,367
32,782
24,760
23,067
22,338
22,665

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
175
255
279
295
88
92
85
77
68
64
61
75
83
81
73
70
85
65
324
281
247
223
165
150
134
130
101
224
196
129
124
87
436
444
346
326
267
276
282
257
228
300
304
442
586
540
341
293
319
314
242
257
213
273
286
288
246
236
195
149
830
1,129
950
960
1,337
857
767
785
581
658
523
499
637
581
1,610
1,289
1,380
1,288
815
809
630
715
596
582
425
354
336
362
5,527
5,611
5,627
5,057
4,288
4,365
3,514
2,900
2,724
3,176
2,520
2,656
2,904
3,057
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·
·
·
·
·
5
362
321
405
316
364
211
260
2,582
2,590
2,101
1,890
1,620
1,570
1,360
1,494
1,290
1,378
1,062
908
853
891
132
164
108
113
153
117
72
56
45
61
70
86
111
129
290
234
290
266
221
214
180
243
239
267
220
237
196
208
59
56
71
61
58
47
54
54
59
59
81
76
64
71
150
150
125
141
91
119
127
120
135
156
126
157
289
263
1,368
1,285
1,106
956
967
924
825
975
825
878
878
792
706
804
All Violent Offenses
13,962
13,787
13,012
11,844
10,435
9,904
8,345
8,529
7,628
8,694
7,215
7,261
7,576
7,762

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
1,533
1,487
1,602
1,333
1,169
1,036
987
959
735
915
822
711
767
860
301
439
360
303
261
284
211
368
357
298
1,055
208
333
346
2,228
2,175
2,191
2,088
1,898
1,874
1,720
1,761
1,666
1,674
1,021
1,019
963
1,048
2,328
2,426
2,607
2,452
2,510
2,474
2,460
2,180
490
314
238
270
347
584
244
165
166
173
147
147
143
262
141
160
210
46
42
25
964
1,020
856
921
873
918
972
867
956
941
842
920
1,104
1,070
506
577
503
497
481
514
429
469
341
369
174
173
137
153
495
454
364
359
305
358
375
388
432
504
376
355
242
312
757
1,266
1,495
1,393
259
321
310
343
343
237
182
166
265
241
69
86
99
73
256
51
37
57
54
26
38
32
31
28
All Property Offenses
9,425
10,095
10,243
9,592
8,159
7,977
7,644
7,654
5,515
5,438
4,958
3,900
4,231
4,667

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
572
563
502
6,413
6,407
6,698
6,041
5,167
4,873
4,573
5,203
4,846
5,115
3,362
3,173
2,740
2,551
12,299
11,457
10,564
10,278
8,707
6,767
6,223
7,949
6,415
5,652
2,450
1,490
1,420
998
130
84
87
110
54
68
62
26
17
89
79
43
50
45
All Drug Offenses
19,357
18,378
17,801
16,782
14,304
12,128
11,224
13,589
11,615
11,293
6,418
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
543
536
448
452
474
490
603
654
744
752
821
793
890
739
674
591
541
594
484
559
649
600
774
1,133
1,453
1,101
1,228
63
96
71
62
75
63
79
71
68
72
129
145
92
104
40
43
37
25
27
15
31
36
30
19
24
34
47
44
All Firearm Possession
1,384
1,356
1,235
1,076
1,148
1,036
1,159
1,359
1,352
1,609
2,038
2,453
2,033
2,266

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
1,041
875
819
698
796
750
818
748
724
658
707
DUI
4,856
4,297
3,980
3,718
3,675
3,785
3,524
3,247
2,913
2,251
1,598
1,618
1,186
1,034
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
116
43
0
32
67
3
6
2
12
7
9
18
14
5
5
0
2
12
4
185
170
161
154
138
119
93
76
75
57
56
57
44
51
737
767
685
625
645
654
482
548
440
517
398
461
401
414
13
15
9
11
10
4
3
8
14
6
14
38
25
22
201
198
102
96
98
78
68
74
138
198
35
42
36
32
34
25
9
19
13
3
9
6
8
26
13
2
18
7
All Other Offenses
8,394
7,591
7,201
6,790
6,813
6,491
5,834
5,797
4,696
4,120
2,929
2,949
2,413
2,340