Summary Offense Case Length

Year to Date Through 09/19/2021

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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.

1623 days

to Complete

All Summary

Cases

643 days

to Complete

Summary Retail Theft

Cases

2409 days

to Complete

Summary Disorderly Conduct

Cases

14,796

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 103 62 73 84 79 62 1,285 1973% 79 378 378%
All Drug Offenses 57 58 71 91 73 34 0 0% 62 0 0%
All Other Offenses 56 48 51 86 81 90 2,244 2393% 52 625 1102%
Uncategorized Offenses 90 56 61 99 87 98 2,306 2253% 69 648 839%
All Offenses 86 54 63 88 82 73 1,623 2123% 68 466 585%

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 50 59 71 49 41 51 643 1161% 60 196 227%
Theft 82 76 76 51 38 132 353 167% 78 144 85%
Fraud/Theft of Services 112 63 75 107 92 379 2,206 482% 83 696 739%
Vandalism 57 64 83 72 83 53 187 253% 68 99 46%
All Property Offenses 103 62 73 84 79 62 1,285 1973% 79 378 378%

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 71 77 70 34 0 -100% 57 45 -21%
Public Drunkenness 86 61 75 100 83 46 0 -100% 74 57 -23%
All Drug Offenses 57 58 71 91 73 34 0 0% 62 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 52 47 84 88 90 1,285 1328% 51 387 659%
Disorderly Conduct 63 56 76 98 86 90 2,409 2577% 65 671 932%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 55 43 46 62 45 87 3,075 3434% 48 817 1602%
All Other Offenses 56 48 51 86 81 90 2,244 2393% 52 625 1102%