Summary Offense Case Length

Year End 12/31/2023

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.

65 days

to Complete

All Summary

Cases

63 days

to Complete

Summary Retail Theft

Cases

71 days

to Complete

Summary Disorderly Conduct

Cases

11,964

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: Year End Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
All Property Offenses
197
167
94
86
103
93
56
67
85
77
82
450
310
64
All Drug Offenses
NA
NA
15
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
14
NA
238
NA
NA
All Other Offenses
98
121
101
73
71
71
59
79
92
83
98
951
235
68
Uncategorized Offenses
98
80
67
69
48
59
47
71
83
63
170
1,594
347
68
All Offenses
156
108
80
74
77
73
54
70
86
76
85
563
310
65

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: Year End Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
203
184
160
104
85
56
57
68
49
41
66
512
514
63
270
264
1,445
274
94
8
10
0
20
101
0
0
87
0
119
284
92
104
109
109
63
80
103
93
926
1,604
193
78
114
81
53
71
51
57
49
51
84
74
112
263
213
61
202
197
90
73
68
58
62
69
64
61
49
147
248
64
180
82
48
53
47
57
56
57
104
904
0
0
71
1,646
All Property Offenses
197
167
94
86
103
93
56
67
85
77
82
450
310
64

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: Year End Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
238
0
0
All Drug Offenses
NA
NA
15
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
14
NA
238
NA
NA

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: Year End Count of Median Days to Disposition by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
86
115
103
77
92
80
61
82
93
86
100
1,076
264
71
107
164
84
56
62
51
57
70
85
68
34
798
741
1,264
134
82
100
61
44
60
55
80
96
90
98
251
129
57
34
203
114
49
29
36
28
29
56
40
0
0
162
50
All Other Offenses
98
121
101
73
71
71
59
79
92
83
98
951
235
68