Summary Offense Case Length

Year End 12/31/2019

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.

76 days

to Complete

All Summary

Cases

40 days

to Complete

Summary Retail Theft

Cases

86 days

to Complete

Summary Disorderly Conduct

Cases

10,527

Summary Cases Currently Open

All Offenses

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
All Property Offenses 106 98 61 76 82 72 -12% 85 77 -9%
All Drug Offenses 50 61 58 71 91 73 -20% 60 82 37%
All Other Offenses 50 56 47 55 82 77 -6% 52 80 54%
Uncategorized Offenses 83 83 56 71 97 87 -10% 73 92 26%
All Offenses 77 73 54 69 86 76 -12% 68 81 19%

Property

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Retail Theft 74 53 55 65 48 40 -17% 62 44 -29%
Theft 68 64 76 73 59 38 -36% 70 48 -31%
Fraud/Theft of Services 109 109 63 80 104 93 -11% 90 98 9%
Vandalism 68 57 65 91 69 58 -16% 70 64 -9%
All Property Offenses 106 98 61 76 82 72 -12% 85 77 -9%

Drugs

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Alcohol Possession by Minor 57 49 57 70 78 69 -12% 58 74 28%
Public Drunkenness 48 75 62 75 98 83 -15% 65 90 38%
All Drug Offenses 50 61 58 71 91 73 -20% 60 82 37%

Other

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Trespass 46 55 49 49 86 79 -8% 50 82 64%
Disorderly Conduct 65 62 56 80 92 86 -7% 66 89 35%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 47 55 43 48 56 45 -20% 48 50 4%
All Other Offenses 50 56 47 55 82 77 -6% 52 80 54%