Summary Offense Case Length

Year to Date Through 03/25/2023

Definitions | Limitations

Summary Offense Case Length is a measure of the number of days between arrest and resolution for a summary offense. It reflects the efficiency of a criminal justice system. Faster case resolution can be a deterrent to crime; it also allows victims and the accused to move on with their lives more quickly.

61 days

to Complete

All Summary

Cases

50 days

to Complete

Summary Retail Theft

Cases

57 days

to Complete

Summary Disorderly Conduct

Cases

12,408

Summary Cases Currently Open

All Offenses

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Due to court closures, cases have remained open for much longer than normal. The increase in median days to disposition for cases in 2020 and 2021 is a result of this.

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
All Property Offenses
186
116
72
108
113
53
78
104
83
61
1,257
170
61
All Other Offenses
122
121
71
78
92
53
82
109
87
83
1,878
193
57
Uncategorized Offenses
120
98
41
76
93
42
84
110
82
112
2,951
200
66
All Offenses
142
110
65
95
105
48
81
106
84
65
1,493
174
61

Property

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Due to court closures, cases have remained open for much longer than normal. The increase in median days to disposition for cases in 2020 and 2021 is a result of this.

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
197
139
109
111
57
70
69
59
45
44
603
188
50
0
187
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
0
0
87
0
175
148
74
112
120
49
87
110
89
428
2,075
164
87
116
89
37
97
56
48
58
62
88
93
1,285
136
67
192
123
67
76
53
55
76
52
101
48
187
151
56
276
48
32
95
89
43
95
122
1,777
0
0
0
75
All Property Offenses
186
116
72
108
113
53
78
104
83
61
1,257
170
61

Drugs

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Due to court closures, cases have remained open for much longer than normal. The increase in median days to disposition for cases in 2020 and 2021 is a result of this.

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
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·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
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Other

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Due to court closures, cases have remained open for much longer than normal. The increase in median days to disposition for cases in 2020 and 2021 is a result of this.

Yearly Median Days to Disposition by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
117
123
72
93
102
57
81
112
84
87
2,228
197
57
156
123
84
73
48
75
94
106
108
34
1,528
206
0
115
110
50
59
83
43
87
75
94
98
0
142
114
204
125
26
29
36
37
51
0
0
0
0
155
52
All Other Offenses
122
121
71
78
92
53
82
109
87
83
1,878
193
57