Summary Offense Case Length

Year End 12/31/2021

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.

561 days

to Complete

All Summary

Cases

509 days

to Complete

Summary Retail Theft

Cases

1076 days

to Complete

Summary Disorderly Conduct

Cases

12,385

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

Offense Category
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
All Property Offenses
103
93
56
67
85
77
82
450
All Drug Offenses
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
14
NA
238
All Other Offenses
71
71
59
79
92
83
98
951
Uncategorized Offenses
48
59
47
71
83
63
170
1,594
All Offenses
77
73
54
69
86
76
85
561

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

Offense Category
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
85
56
57
68
49
41
66
509
94
8
10
0
20
101
0
0
109
109
63
80
103
93
926
1,604
51
57
49
51
84
74
112
263
68
58
62
69
64
61
49
147
47
57
56
57
104
904
0
0
All Property Offenses
103
93
56
67
85
77
82
450

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

Offense Category
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
238
All Drug Offenses
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
14
NA
238

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

Offense Category
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
92
80
61
82
93
86
100
1,076
62
51
57
70
85
68
34
798
44
60
55
80
96
90
98
251
29
36
28
29
56
40
0
0
All Other Offenses
71
71
59
79
92
83
98
951