Summary Offense: Case Outcomes

Year to Date Through 10/18/2021

Definitions | Limitations

A case outcome refers to how the case is resolved in court. Case outcomes include Dismissal or Withdrawal, Diversion, a Guilty verdict, a Guilty plea, or an Acquittal (Not Guilty verdict). Except in the case of Acquittal, any outcome is subject to change through Refile, Reconsideration, or Appeal.

0

Average Diversions

per Month YTD

67%

Diversion Rate

per Summary Adjudication

32

Proportion of Retail Theft Cases

Resolved as Summaries

0

Minor Violations Adjudicated

YTD

All Offenses

The courts have processed very few cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases that were completed during the pandemic were more likely than prior years to be withdrawals and dismissals because those types of outcomes could be easily processed without a court appearance. Many cases that require a court appearance are still pending.

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 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
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,038 918 958 2,064 1,999 358 160 -55% 971 1,145 18%
Diversion 749 503 376 373 358 82 1 -99% 543 204 -62%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 296 170 114 83 83 28 1 -96% 193 49 -75%
Guilty 1,674 1,070 886 579 380 74 0 -100% 1,210 258 -79%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 112 152 74 148 42 1 1 0% 113 48 -58%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -100% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 30 26 19 21 14 4 0 -100% 25 10 -60%
Diversion 150 135 67 40 32 0 0 0% 117 18 -85%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 15 7 6 2 0 0 0 0% 9 0 -100%
Guilty 190 148 50 17 6 5 0 -100% 129 7 -95%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 16 28 4 8 1 0 0 0% 16 2 -88%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,431 569 274 387 368 80 39 -51% 758 218 -71%
Diversion 876 463 240 141 118 32 1 -97% 526 73 -86%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 681 163 73 21 13 1 0 -100% 306 9 -97%
Guilty 6,406 2,200 978 321 128 12 0 -100% 3,195 115 -96%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 572 547 103 93 17 3 0 -100% 407 28 -93%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,608 1,040 824 1,044 1,113 173 87 -50% 1,157 604 -48%
Diversion 689 487 348 537 316 173 0 -100% 508 256 -50%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 877 311 169 105 105 14 0 -100% 452 56 -88%
Guilty 4,379 1,937 1,275 632 451 24 0 -100% 2,530 277 -89%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 476 417 164 133 34 10 0 -100% 352 44 -88%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 4,107 2,553 2,075 3,516 3,494 615 286 -53% 2,912 1,978 -32%
Diversion 2,464 1,588 1,031 1,091 824 287 2 -99% 1,694 551 -67%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1,869 651 362 211 201 43 1 -98% 961 114 -88%
Guilty 12,649 5,355 3,189 1,549 965 115 0 -100% 7,064 657 -91%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1,176 1,144 345 382 94 14 1 -93% 888 123 -86%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 -100% 0 0 0%

Rates

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 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
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 27% 33% 40% 64% 70% 66% 98% 48% 33% 74% 124%
Diversion 19% 18% 16% 11% 13% 15% 1% -93% 18% 10% -44%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 6% 5% 3% 3% 5% 1% -80% 6% 3% -50%
Guilty 43% 38% 37% 18% 13% 14% 0% -100% 39% 11% -72%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 5% 3% 5% 1% 0% 1% Inf% 4% 2% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 7% 8% 13% 24% 26% 44% 0% -100% 9% 24% 167%
Diversion 37% 39% 46% 45% 60% 0% 0% 0% 41% 26% -37%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 2% 4% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% -100%
Guilty 47% 43% 34% 19% 11% 56% 0% -100% 41% 22% -46%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 8% 3% 9% 2% 0% 0% 0% 5% 3% -40%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 14% 16% 40% 57% 62% 98% 58% 15% 64% 327%
Diversion 9% 12% 14% 15% 18% 25% 2% -92% 12% 15% 25%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 4% 4% 2% 2% 1% 0% -100% 5% 1% -80%
Guilty 64% 56% 59% 33% 20% 9% 0% -100% 60% 16% -73%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6% 14% 6% 10% 3% 2% 0% -100% 9% 4% -56%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 20% 25% 30% 43% 55% 44% 100% 127% 25% 60% 140%
Diversion 9% 12% 13% 22% 16% 44% 0% -100% 11% 20% 82%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 11% 7% 6% 4% 5% 4% 0% -100% 8% 3% -62%
Guilty 55% 46% 46% 26% 22% 6% 0% -100% 49% 14% -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6% 10% 6% 5% 2% 3% 0% -100% 7% 2% -71%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 18% 23% 30% 52% 63% 57% 99% 74% 24% 68% 183%
Diversion 11% 14% 15% 16% 15% 27% 1% -96% 13% 15% 15%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 6% 5% 3% 4% 4% 0% -100% 6% 3% -50%
Guilty 57% 47% 46% 23% 17% 11% 0% -100% 50% 13% -74%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 10% 5% 6% 2% 1% 0% -100% 7% 2% -71%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Property

The courts have processed very few cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases that were completed during the pandemic were more likely than prior years to be withdrawals and dismissals because those types of outcomes could be easily processed without a court appearance. Many cases that require a court appearance are still pending.

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 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
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 671 712 706 1,275 1,289 294 103 -65% 696 740 6%
Diversion 410 340 214 225 224 73 1 -99% 321 131 -59%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 154 105 69 54 63 26 1 -96% 109 36 -67%
Guilty 264 226 111 59 127 71 0 -100% 200 64 -68%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 28 62 4 13 11 1 1 0% 31 6 -81%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -100% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 5 6 4 7 19 5 1 -80% 5 8 60%
Diversion 2 0 3 1 4 2 0 -100% 2 2 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 -100% 1 0 -100%
Guilty 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0% 2 0 -100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0% 1 0 -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 305 173 217 730 641 47 53 13% 232 368 59%
Diversion 330 160 146 144 128 7 0 -100% 212 70 -67%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 124 48 37 23 20 1 0 -100% 70 11 -84%
Guilty 1,364 807 762 509 247 2 0 -100% 978 190 -81%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 80 75 68 133 29 0 0 0% 74 40 -46%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 57 27 31 52 50 12 3 -75% 38 29 -24%
Diversion 7 3 13 3 2 0 0 0% 8 1 -88%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 16 17 7 5 0 0 0 0% 13 1 -92%
Guilty 43 35 13 11 6 1 0 -100% 30 4 -87%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4 14 1 2 2 0 0 0% 6 1 -83%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,038 918 958 2,064 1,999 358 160 -55% 971 1,145 18%
Diversion 749 503 376 373 358 82 1 -99% 543 204 -62%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 296 170 114 83 83 28 1 -96% 193 49 -75%
Guilty 1,674 1,070 886 579 380 74 0 -100% 1,210 258 -79%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 112 152 74 148 42 1 1 0% 113 48 -58%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -100% 0 0 0%

Rates

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 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
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 44% 49% 64% 78% 75% 63% 97% 54% 52% 78% 50%
Diversion 27% 24% 19% 14% 13% 16% 1% -94% 23% 11% -52%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 10% 7% 6% 3% 4% 6% 1% -83% 8% 4% -50%
Guilty 17% 16% 10% 4% 7% 15% 0% -100% 14% 6% -57%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 4% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% Inf% 2% 1% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 42% 67% 44% 78% 83% 62% 100% 61% 51% 81% 59%
Diversion 17% 0% 33% 11% 17% 25% 0% -100% 17% 13% -24%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 17% 0% 11% 11% 0% 12% 0% -100% 9% 6% -33%
Guilty 25% 22% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 16% 0% -100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 11% 11% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 7% 0% -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 14% 18% 47% 60% 82% 100% 22% 15% 72% 380%
Diversion 15% 13% 12% 9% 12% 12% 0% -100% 13% 8% -38%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6% 4% 3% 1% 2% 2% 0% -100% 4% 1% -75%
Guilty 62% 64% 62% 33% 23% 4% 0% -100% 63% 15% -76%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 6% 6% 9% 3% 0% 0% 0% 5% 3% -40%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 45% 28% 48% 71% 83% 92% 100% 9% 40% 86% 115%
Diversion 6% 3% 20% 4% 3% 0% 0% 0% 10% 2% -80%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 13% 18% 11% 7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 14% 2% -86%
Guilty 34% 36% 20% 15% 10% 8% 0% -100% 30% 8% -73%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 15% 2% 3% 3% 0% 0% 0% 7% 2% -71%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 27% 33% 40% 64% 70% 66% 98% 48% 33% 74% 124%
Diversion 19% 18% 16% 11% 13% 15% 1% -93% 18% 10% -44%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 6% 5% 3% 3% 5% 1% -80% 6% 3% -50%
Guilty 43% 38% 37% 18% 13% 14% 0% -100% 39% 11% -72%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 5% 3% 5% 1% 0% 1% Inf% 4% 2% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Drugs

The courts have processed very few cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases that were completed during the pandemic were more likely than prior years to be withdrawals and dismissals because those types of outcomes could be easily processed without a court appearance. Many cases that require a court appearance are still pending.

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 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
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8 4 3 4 5 3 0 -100% 5 3 -40%
Diversion 102 106 54 29 27 0 0 0% 87 14 -84%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 1 0 -100%
Guilty 17 14 12 3 2 5 0 -100% 14 2 -86%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6 1 3 4 1 0 0 0% 3 1 -67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 22 22 16 17 9 1 0 -100% 20 7 -65%
Diversion 48 29 13 11 5 0 0 0% 30 4 -87%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 14 6 5 1 0 0 0 0% 8 0 -100%
Guilty 173 134 38 14 4 0 0 0% 115 4 -97%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 10 27 1 4 0 0 0 0% 13 1 -92%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 30 26 19 21 14 4 0 -100% 25 10 -60%
Diversion 150 135 67 40 32 0 0 0% 117 18 -85%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 15 7 6 2 0 0 0 0% 9 0 -100%
Guilty 190 148 50 17 6 5 0 -100% 129 7 -95%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 16 28 4 8 1 0 0 0% 16 2 -88%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%

Rates

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 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
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 6% 3% 4% 10% 14% 38% 0% -100% 4% 16% 300%
Diversion 76% 84% 74% 71% 77% 0% 0% 0% 78% 37% -53%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% -100%
Guilty 13% 11% 16% 7% 6% 62% 0% -100% 13% 19% 46%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 1% 4% 10% 3% 0% 0% 0% 3% 3% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8% 10% 22% 36% 50% 100% 0% -100% 13% 46% 254%
Diversion 18% 13% 18% 23% 28% 0% 0% 0% 16% 13% -19%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 3% 7% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 0% -100%
Guilty 65% 61% 52% 30% 22% 0% 0% 0% 59% 13% -78%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 12% 1% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6% 2% -67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 7% 8% 13% 24% 26% 44% 0% -100% 9% 24% 167%
Diversion 37% 39% 46% 45% 60% 0% 0% 0% 41% 26% -37%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 2% 4% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% -100%
Guilty 47% 43% 34% 19% 11% 56% 0% -100% 41% 22% -46%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 8% 3% 9% 2% 0% 0% 0% 5% 3% -40%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Other

The courts have processed very few cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases that were completed during the pandemic were more likely than prior years to be withdrawals and dismissals because those types of outcomes could be easily processed without a court appearance. Many cases that require a court appearance are still pending.

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 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
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 141 147 98 146 116 32 10 -69% 129 76 -41%
Diversion 115 94 102 40 34 15 0 -100% 104 22 -79%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 34 27 32 9 2 1 0 -100% 31 3 -90%
Guilty 619 657 634 137 31 7 0 -100% 637 44 -93%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 45 158 69 45 2 1 0 -100% 91 12 -87%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 233 136 100 133 153 32 21 -34% 156 85 -46%
Diversion 284 243 104 81 72 16 1 -94% 210 42 -80%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 74 39 13 4 4 0 0 0% 42 2 -95%
Guilty 761 471 150 85 49 4 0 -100% 461 34 -93%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 100 90 23 30 10 2 0 -100% 71 10 -86%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,057 286 76 108 99 16 8 -50% 473 58 -88%
Diversion 477 126 34 20 12 1 0 -100% 212 8 -96%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 573 97 28 8 7 0 0 0% 233 4 -98%
Guilty 5,026 1,072 194 99 48 1 0 -100% 2,097 37 -98%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 427 299 11 18 5 0 0 0% 246 6 -98%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,431 569 274 387 368 80 39 -51% 758 218 -71%
Diversion 876 463 240 141 118 32 1 -97% 526 73 -86%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 681 163 73 21 13 1 0 -100% 306 9 -97%
Guilty 6,406 2,200 978 321 128 12 0 -100% 3,195 115 -96%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 572 547 103 93 17 3 0 -100% 407 28 -93%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%

Rates

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 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
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 15% 14% 10% 39% 63% 57% 100% 75% 13% 65% 400%
Diversion 12% 9% 11% 11% 18% 27% 0% -100% 11% 14% 27%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% 0% -100% 3% 1% -67%
Guilty 65% 61% 68% 36% 17% 12% 0% -100% 65% 16% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 15% 7% 12% 1% 2% 0% -100% 9% 4% -56%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 16% 14% 26% 40% 53% 59% 95% 61% 19% 62% 226%
Diversion 20% 25% 27% 24% 25% 30% 5% -83% 24% 21% -12%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 4% 3% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 4% 0% -100%
Guilty 52% 48% 38% 26% 17% 7% 0% -100% 46% 12% -74%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 9% 6% 9% 3% 4% 0% -100% 7% 4% -43%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 15% 22% 43% 58% 89% 100% 12% 17% 72% 324%
Diversion 6% 7% 10% 8% 7% 6% 0% -100% 8% 5% -38%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 5% 8% 3% 4% 0% 0% 0% 7% 2% -71%
Guilty 66% 57% 57% 39% 28% 6% 0% -100% 60% 18% -70%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6% 16% 3% 7% 3% 0% 0% 0% 8% 2% -75%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 14% 16% 40% 57% 62% 98% 58% 15% 64% 327%
Diversion 9% 12% 14% 15% 18% 25% 2% -92% 12% 15% 25%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 4% 4% 2% 2% 1% 0% -100% 5% 1% -80%
Guilty 64% 56% 59% 33% 20% 9% 0% -100% 60% 16% -73%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6% 14% 6% 10% 3% 2% 0% -100% 9% 4% -56%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%