Summary Offense: Case Outcomes

Year to Date Through 08/02/2021

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

100%

Diversion Rate

per Summary Adjudication

35

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Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 837 699 681 1,418 1,623 327 111 -66% 739 870 18%
Diversion 644 402 283 325 313 82 1 -99% 443 180 -59%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 245 130 91 55 59 28 0 -100% 155 36 -77%
Guilty 1,311 719 676 464 343 74 0 -100% 902 220 -76%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 77 121 37 121 41 1 1 0% 78 41 -47%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -100% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 24 20 18 17 11 4 0 -100% 21 8 -62%
Diversion 123 120 54 34 31 0 0 0% 99 16 -84%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 13 6 5 1 0 0 0 0% 8 0 -100%
Guilty 156 120 44 14 6 5 0 -100% 107 6 -94%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11 25 3 7 1 0 0 0% 13 2 -85%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,147 471 221 279 286 70 28 -60% 613 166 -73%
Diversion 682 378 196 124 97 32 0 -100% 419 63 -85%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 543 140 47 15 12 1 0 -100% 243 7 -97%
Guilty 4,623 1,714 684 260 98 12 0 -100% 2,340 92 -96%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 333 465 80 76 14 3 0 -100% 293 23 -92%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,183 818 629 745 888 155 67 -57% 877 464 -47%
Diversion 552 415 260 450 274 173 0 -100% 409 224 -45%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 695 236 113 76 73 14 0 -100% 348 41 -88%
Guilty 3,242 1,393 911 506 353 24 0 -100% 1,849 221 -88%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 272 323 116 99 32 10 0 -100% 237 35 -85%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 3,191 2,008 1,549 2,459 2,808 556 206 -63% 2,249 1,507 -33%
Diversion 2,001 1,315 793 933 715 287 1 -100% 1,370 484 -65%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1,496 512 256 147 144 43 0 -100% 755 84 -89%
Guilty 9,332 3,946 2,315 1,244 800 115 0 -100% 5,198 540 -90%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 693 934 236 303 88 14 1 -93% 621 102 -84%
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% 34% 39% 60% 68% 64% 98% 53% 33% 72% 118%
Diversion 21% 19% 16% 14% 13% 16% 1% -94% 19% 11% -42%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 6% 5% 2% 2% 5% 0% -100% 6% 2% -67%
Guilty 42% 35% 38% 19% 14% 14% 0% -100% 38% 12% -68%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 6% 2% 5% 2% 0% 1% Inf% 3% 2% -33%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 7% 7% 15% 23% 22% 44% 0% -100% 10% 22% 120%
Diversion 38% 41% 44% 47% 63% 0% 0% 0% 41% 28% -32%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 2% 4% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% -100%
Guilty 48% 41% 35% 19% 12% 56% 0% -100% 41% 22% -46%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 9% 2% 10% 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 16% 15% 18% 37% 56% 59% 100% 69% 16% 63% 294%
Diversion 9% 12% 16% 16% 19% 27% 0% -100% 12% 16% 33%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 4% 4% 2% 2% 1% 0% -100% 5% 1% -80%
Guilty 63% 54% 56% 34% 19% 10% 0% -100% 58% 16% -72%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 15% 7% 10% 3% 3% 0% -100% 9% 4% -56%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 20% 26% 31% 40% 55% 41% 100% 144% 26% 59% 127%
Diversion 9% 13% 13% 24% 17% 46% 0% -100% 12% 22% 83%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 12% 7% 6% 4% 5% 4% 0% -100% 8% 3% -62%
Guilty 55% 44% 45% 27% 22% 6% 0% -100% 48% 14% -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 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 19% 23% 30% 48% 62% 55% 99% 80% 24% 66% 175%
Diversion 12% 15% 15% 18% 16% 28% 0% -100% 14% 16% 14%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 9% 6% 5% 3% 3% 4% 0% -100% 7% 2% -71%
Guilty 56% 45% 45% 24% 18% 11% 0% -100% 49% 13% -73%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 11% 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 548 543 476 886 982 272 76 -72% 522 554 6%
Diversion 347 277 159 195 184 73 1 -99% 261 113 -57%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 128 79 51 33 45 26 0 -100% 86 26 -70%
Guilty 173 159 90 34 96 71 0 -100% 141 50 -65%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 20 49 4 12 10 1 1 0% 24 6 -75%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -100% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 4 5 3 5 12 3 1 -67% 4 5 25%
Diversion 2 0 2 1 3 2 0 -100% 1 2 100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 -100% 0 0 0%
Guilty 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 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 238 133 176 489 593 40 32 -20% 182 288 58%
Diversion 289 123 109 126 124 7 0 -100% 174 64 -63%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 102 40 34 18 14 1 0 -100% 59 8 -86%
Guilty 1,105 528 575 421 242 2 0 -100% 736 166 -77%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 54 59 31 107 29 0 0 0% 48 34 -29%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 47 18 26 38 36 12 2 -83% 30 22 -27%
Diversion 6 2 13 3 2 0 0 0% 7 1 -86%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 15 11 5 4 0 0 0 0% 10 1 -90%
Guilty 31 31 11 9 5 1 0 -100% 24 4 -83%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3 12 1 2 2 0 0 0% 5 1 -80%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 837 699 681 1,418 1,623 327 111 -66% 739 870 18%
Diversion 644 402 283 325 313 82 1 -99% 443 180 -59%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 245 130 91 55 59 28 0 -100% 155 36 -77%
Guilty 1,311 719 676 464 343 74 0 -100% 902 220 -76%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 77 121 37 121 41 1 1 0% 78 41 -47%
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 45% 49% 61% 76% 75% 61% 97% 59% 52% 77% 48%
Diversion 29% 25% 20% 17% 14% 16% 1% -94% 25% 12% -52%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 11% 7% 7% 3% 3% 6% 0% -100% 8% 3% -62%
Guilty 14% 14% 12% 3% 7% 16% 0% -100% 13% 6% -54%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 4% 1% 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 50% 71% 43% 83% 80% 50% 100% 100% 55% 78% 42%
Diversion 25% 0% 29% 17% 20% 33% 0% -100% 18% 18% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 14% 0% 0% 17% 0% -100% 5% 4% -20%
Guilty 25% 14% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 13% 0% -100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 14% 14% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 9% 0% -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 13% 15% 19% 42% 59% 80% 100% 25% 16% 70% 338%
Diversion 16% 14% 12% 11% 12% 14% 0% -100% 14% 9% -36%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6% 5% 4% 2% 1% 2% 0% -100% 5% 1% -80%
Guilty 62% 60% 62% 36% 24% 4% 0% -100% 61% 16% -74%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 7% 3% 9% 3% 0% 0% 0% 4% 3% -25%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 46% 24% 46% 68% 80% 92% 100% 9% 39% 85% 118%
Diversion 6% 3% 23% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0% 11% 2% -82%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 15% 15% 9% 7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 13% 2% -85%
Guilty 30% 42% 20% 16% 11% 8% 0% -100% 31% 9% -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 16% 2% 4% 4% 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% 34% 39% 60% 68% 64% 98% 53% 33% 72% 118%
Diversion 21% 19% 16% 14% 13% 16% 1% -94% 19% 11% -42%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 6% 5% 2% 2% 5% 0% -100% 6% 2% -67%
Guilty 42% 35% 38% 19% 14% 14% 0% -100% 38% 12% -68%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 6% 2% 5% 2% 0% 1% Inf% 3% 2% -33%
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 3 2 2 5 3 0 -100% 4 2 -50%
Diversion 88 96 44 23 26 0 0 0% 76 12 -84%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 1 0 -100%
Guilty 13 9 10 3 2 5 0 -100% 11 2 -82%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5 1 2 3 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 16 17 16 15 6 1 0 -100% 16 6 -62%
Diversion 35 24 10 11 5 0 0 0% 23 4 -83%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 12 5 4 0 0 0 0 0% 7 0 -100%
Guilty 143 111 34 11 4 0 0 0% 96 4 -96%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6 24 1 4 0 0 0 0% 10 1 -90%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 24 20 18 17 11 4 0 -100% 21 8 -62%
Diversion 123 120 54 34 31 0 0 0% 99 16 -84%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 13 6 5 1 0 0 0 0% 8 0 -100%
Guilty 156 120 44 14 6 5 0 -100% 107 6 -94%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11 25 3 7 1 0 0 0% 13 2 -85%
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 7% 3% 3% 6% 15% 38% 0% -100% 4% 15% 275%
Diversion 77% 87% 75% 72% 76% 0% 0% 0% 80% 37% -54%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1% 1% 2% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Guilty 11% 8% 17% 9% 6% 62% 0% -100% 12% 19% 58%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 1% 3% 9% 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% 9% 25% 37% 40% 100% 0% -100% 14% 44% 214%
Diversion 17% 13% 15% 27% 33% 0% 0% 0% 15% 15% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6% 3% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 0% -100%
Guilty 67% 61% 52% 27% 27% 0% 0% 0% 60% 14% -77%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 13% 2% 10% 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% 7% 15% 23% 22% 44% 0% -100% 10% 22% 120%
Diversion 38% 41% 44% 47% 63% 0% 0% 0% 41% 28% -32%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 2% 4% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% -100%
Guilty 48% 41% 35% 19% 12% 56% 0% -100% 41% 22% -46%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 9% 2% 10% 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 91 117 79 102 85 28 8 -71% 96 56 -42%
Diversion 86 71 85 38 24 15 0 -100% 81 19 -77%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 25 18 17 7 1 1 0 -100% 20 2 -90%
Guilty 432 401 441 112 28 7 0 -100% 425 37 -91%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 21 109 52 36 2 1 0 -100% 61 10 -84%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 184 106 74 104 125 28 17 -39% 121 68 -44%
Diversion 241 205 82 70 63 16 0 -100% 176 37 -79%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 62 36 9 2 4 0 0 0% 36 2 -94%
Guilty 622 391 114 72 36 4 0 -100% 376 28 -93%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 70 79 19 26 8 2 0 -100% 56 9 -84%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 872 248 68 73 76 14 3 -79% 396 42 -89%
Diversion 355 102 29 16 10 1 0 -100% 162 7 -96%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 456 86 21 6 7 0 0 0% 188 3 -98%
Guilty 3,569 922 129 76 34 1 0 -100% 1,540 28 -98%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 242 277 9 14 4 0 0 0% 176 4 -98%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,147 471 221 279 286 70 28 -60% 613 166 -73%
Diversion 682 378 196 124 97 32 0 -100% 419 63 -85%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 543 140 47 15 12 1 0 -100% 243 7 -97%
Guilty 4,623 1,714 684 260 98 12 0 -100% 2,340 92 -96%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 333 465 80 76 14 3 0 -100% 293 23 -92%
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 14% 16% 12% 35% 61% 54% 100% 85% 14% 62% 343%
Diversion 13% 10% 13% 13% 17% 29% 0% -100% 12% 15% 25%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 3% 3% 2% 1% 2% 0% -100% 3% 1% -67%
Guilty 66% 56% 65% 38% 20% 13% 0% -100% 62% 18% -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 15% 8% 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% 13% 25% 38% 53% 56% 100% 79% 18% 62% 244%
Diversion 20% 25% 28% 26% 27% 32% 0% -100% 24% 21% -12%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 4% 3% 1% 2% 0% 0% 0% 4% 1% -75%
Guilty 53% 48% 38% 26% 15% 8% 0% -100% 46% 12% -74%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6% 10% 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 16% 15% 27% 39% 58% 88% 100% 14% 19% 71% 274%
Diversion 6% 6% 11% 9% 8% 6% 0% -100% 8% 6% -25%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 5% 8% 3% 5% 0% 0% 0% 7% 2% -71%
Guilty 65% 56% 50% 41% 26% 6% 0% -100% 57% 18% -68%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 17% 4% 8% 3% 0% 0% 0% 8% 3% -62%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 16% 15% 18% 37% 56% 59% 100% 69% 16% 63% 294%
Diversion 9% 12% 16% 16% 19% 27% 0% -100% 12% 16% 33%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 4% 4% 2% 2% 1% 0% -100% 5% 1% -80%
Guilty 63% 54% 56% 34% 19% 10% 0% -100% 58% 16% -72%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 15% 7% 10% 3% 3% 0% -100% 9% 4% -56%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%