Summary Offense Case Length

Year to Date Through 06/13/2021

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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.

1606 days

to Complete

All Summary

Cases

607 days

to Complete

Summary Retail Theft

Cases

2418 days

to Complete

Summary Disorderly Conduct

Cases

14,221

Summary Cases Currently Open

All Offenses

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 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
All Property Offenses 109 59 82 84 83 54 1,236 2189% 83 364 339%
All Drug Offenses 48 56 70 96 83 34 0 0% 58 0 0%
All Other Offenses 71 46 56 86 82 87 2,099 2313% 58 588 914%
Uncategorized Offenses 95 54 73 102 91 98 2,318 2265% 74 652 781%
All Offenses 96 52 75 94 85 68 1,606 2262% 74 463 526%

Property

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 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Retail Theft 53 63 69 44 45 45 607 1249% 62 185 198%
Theft 74 372 73 118 38 132 353 167% 173 160 -8%
Fraud/Theft of Services 116 58 84 110 91 360 2,268 530% 86 707 722%
Vandalism 54 58 92 72 88 53 187 253% 68 100 47%
All Property Offenses 109 59 82 84 83 54 1,236 2189% 83 364 339%

Drugs

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 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Alcohol Possession by Minor 43 57 69 90 70 34 0 -100% 56 48 -14%
Public Drunkenness 58 52 76 104 83 46 0 -100% 62 58 -6%
All Drug Offenses 48 56 70 96 83 34 0 0% 58 0 0%

Other

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 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Trespass 54 49 49 80 88 87 1,412 1523% 51 417 718%
Disorderly Conduct 71 53 78 102 88 87 2,418 2679% 67 674 906%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 79 42 48 72 43 87 2,951 3292% 56 788 1307%
All Other Offenses 71 46 56 86 82 87 2,099 2313% 58 588 914%