Summary Offense Case Length

Year to Date Through 04/12/2021

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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.

1620 days

to Complete

All Summary

Cases

606 days

to Complete

Summary Retail Theft

Cases

2467 days

to Complete

Summary Disorderly Conduct

Cases

14,025

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 114 58 82 103 83 50 1,411 2722% 85 412 385%
All Drug Offenses 54 52 82 90 83 34 0 0% 63 0 0%
All Other Offenses 96 44 61 94 83 85 2,228 2521% 67 622 828%
Uncategorized Offenses 102 52 77 108 89 97 1,574 1523% 77 467 506%
All Offenses 105 50 79 103 84 66 1,620 2355% 78 468 500%

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 57 69 69 41 43 44 606 1277% 65 184 183%
Theft 64 720 75 185 40 132 0 -100% 286 89 -69%
Fraud/Theft of Services 120 52 84 111 88 354 2,144 506% 85 674 693%
Vandalism 53 53 92 80 86 53 187 253% 66 102 55%
All Property Offenses 114 58 82 103 83 50 1,411 2722% 85 412 385%

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 44 71 70 86 108 34 0 -100% 62 57 -8%
Public Drunkenness 58 42 83 94 83 46 0 -100% 61 56 -8%
All Drug Offenses 54 52 82 90 83 34 0 0% 63 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 55 48 53 63 87 87 1,285 1377% 52 380 631%
Disorderly Conduct 89 54 80 110 86 83 2,467 2872% 74 686 827%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 100 41 50 86 45 87 3,075 3434% 64 823 1186%
All Other Offenses 96 44 61 94 83 85 2,228 2521% 67 622 828%