Summary Offense: Case Outcomes

Year to Date Through 05/09/2021

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

33

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Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 581 407 415 681 991 298 67 -78% 468 509 9%
Diversion 435 260 178 161 189 82 1 -99% 291 108 -63%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 134 76 54 30 39 28 0 -100% 88 24 -73%
Guilty 930 416 406 395 199 74 0 -100% 584 167 -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 40 97 27 95 19 1 1 0% 55 29 -47%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 15 8 15 5 8 4 0 -100% 13 4 -69%
Diversion 68 60 17 17 5 0 0 0% 48 6 -88%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0% 4 0 -100%
Guilty 85 72 26 12 3 5 0 -100% 61 5 -92%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8 23 2 5 0 0 0 0% 11 1 -91%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 645 274 140 152 190 67 16 -76% 353 106 -70%
Diversion 398 228 86 69 46 32 0 -100% 237 37 -84%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 270 72 27 8 8 1 0 -100% 123 4 -97%
Guilty 2,486 1,050 342 202 53 12 0 -100% 1,293 67 -95%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 144 400 38 59 4 3 0 -100% 194 16 -92%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 682 482 356 423 612 150 36 -76% 507 305 -40%
Diversion 314 247 103 232 148 173 0 -100% 221 138 -38%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 361 120 64 47 40 14 0 -100% 182 25 -86%
Guilty 1,799 792 488 387 225 24 0 -100% 1,026 159 -85%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 129 266 68 75 6 10 0 -100% 154 23 -85%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,923 1,171 926 1,261 1,801 519 119 -77% 1,340 925 -31%
Diversion 1,215 795 384 479 388 287 1 -100% 798 289 -64%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 772 269 148 85 87 43 0 -100% 396 54 -86%
Guilty 5,300 2,330 1,262 996 480 115 0 -100% 2,964 398 -87%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 321 786 135 234 29 14 1 -93% 414 70 -83%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 1 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 27% 32% 38% 50% 69% 62% 97% 56% 32% 70% 119%
Diversion 21% 21% 16% 12% 13% 17% 1% -94% 19% 11% -42%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6% 6% 5% 2% 3% 6% 0% -100% 6% 3% -50%
Guilty 44% 33% 38% 29% 14% 15% 0% -100% 38% 14% -63%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 8% 2% 7% 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 8% 5% 24% 13% 50% 44% 0% -100% 12% 27% 125%
Diversion 37% 37% 27% 44% 31% 0% 0% 0% 34% 19% -44%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 1% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% -100%
Guilty 46% 44% 41% 31% 19% 56% 0% -100% 44% 26% -41%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 14% 3% 13% 0% 0% 0% 0% 7% 3% -57%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 16% 14% 22% 31% 63% 58% 100% 72% 17% 63% 271%
Diversion 10% 11% 14% 14% 15% 28% 0% -100% 12% 14% 17%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 4% 4% 2% 3% 1% 0% -100% 5% 2% -60%
Guilty 63% 52% 54% 41% 18% 10% 0% -100% 56% 17% -70%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 20% 6% 12% 1% 3% 0% -100% 10% 4% -60%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 21% 25% 33% 36% 59% 40% 100% 150% 26% 59% 127%
Diversion 10% 13% 10% 20% 14% 47% 0% -100% 11% 20% 82%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 11% 6% 6% 4% 4% 4% 0% -100% 8% 3% -62%
Guilty 55% 42% 45% 33% 22% 6% 0% -100% 47% 15% -68%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 14% 6% 6% 1% 3% 0% -100% 8% 2% -75%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 20% 22% 32% 41% 65% 53% 98% 85% 25% 64% 156%
Diversion 13% 15% 13% 16% 14% 29% 1% -97% 14% 15% 7%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 5% 5% 3% 3% 4% 0% -100% 6% 2% -67%
Guilty 56% 44% 44% 33% 17% 12% 0% -100% 48% 16% -67%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 15% 5% 8% 1% 1% 1% 0% 8% 3% -62%
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 397 318 290 417 516 246 39 -84% 335 304 -9%
Diversion 224 181 99 89 96 73 1 -99% 168 65 -61%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 77 45 33 17 27 26 0 -100% 52 18 -65%
Guilty 91 94 63 30 63 71 0 -100% 83 41 -51%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5 35 2 11 10 1 1 0% 14 6 -57%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 2 4 3 2 9 3 0 -100% 3 4 33%
Diversion 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 -100% 1 1 0%
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 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 154 77 103 243 442 37 26 -30% 111 187 68%
Diversion 203 78 69 69 89 7 0 -100% 117 41 -65%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 49 26 18 11 12 1 0 -100% 31 6 -81%
Guilty 814 300 337 359 132 2 0 -100% 484 123 -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 35 50 25 82 8 0 0 0% 37 22 -41%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 28 8 19 19 24 12 2 -83% 18 14 -22%
Diversion 6 1 9 2 2 0 0 0% 5 1 -80%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8 5 2 2 0 0 0 0% 5 0 -100%
Guilty 23 21 6 6 4 1 0 -100% 17 3 -82%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 11 0 2 1 0 0 0% 4 1 -75%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 581 407 415 681 991 298 67 -78% 468 509 9%
Diversion 435 260 178 161 189 82 1 -99% 291 108 -63%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 134 76 54 30 39 28 0 -100% 88 24 -73%
Guilty 930 416 406 395 199 74 0 -100% 584 167 -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 40 97 27 95 19 1 1 0% 55 29 -47%
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 50% 47% 60% 74% 72% 59% 95% 61% 52% 75% 44%
Diversion 28% 27% 20% 16% 13% 18% 2% -89% 25% 12% -52%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 10% 7% 7% 3% 4% 6% 0% -100% 8% 3% -62%
Guilty 11% 14% 13% 5% 9% 17% 0% -100% 13% 8% -38%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1% 5% 0% 2% 1% 0% 2% Inf% 2% 1% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 33% 67% 60% 67% 82% 50% 0% -100% 53% 50% -6%
Diversion 33% 0% 20% 33% 18% 33% 0% -100% 18% 21% 17%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 20% 0% 0% 17% 0% -100% 7% 4% -43%
Guilty 33% 17% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 17% 0% -100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 17% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6% 0% -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 12% 15% 19% 32% 65% 79% 100% 27% 15% 69% 360%
Diversion 16% 15% 12% 9% 13% 15% 0% -100% 14% 9% -36%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 5% 3% 1% 2% 2% 0% -100% 4% 1% -75%
Guilty 65% 56% 61% 47% 19% 4% 0% -100% 61% 18% -70%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 9% 5% 11% 1% 0% 0% 0% 6% 3% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 43% 17% 53% 61% 77% 92% 100% 9% 38% 82% 116%
Diversion 9% 2% 25% 6% 6% 0% 0% 0% 12% 3% -75%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 12% 11% 6% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% 2% -80%
Guilty 35% 46% 17% 19% 13% 8% 0% -100% 33% 10% -70%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 24% 0% 6% 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 27% 32% 38% 50% 69% 62% 97% 56% 32% 70% 119%
Diversion 21% 21% 16% 12% 13% 17% 1% -94% 19% 11% -42%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6% 6% 5% 2% 3% 6% 0% -100% 6% 3% -50%
Guilty 44% 33% 38% 29% 14% 15% 0% -100% 38% 14% -63%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 8% 2% 7% 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 7 2 2 1 3 3 0 -100% 4 2 -50%
Diversion 47 44 9 11 2 0 0 0% 33 3 -91%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0% 1 0 -100%
Guilty 7 7 7 3 0 5 0 -100% 7 2 -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0% 2 0 -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8 6 13 4 5 1 0 -100% 9 2 -78%
Diversion 21 16 8 6 3 0 0 0% 15 2 -87%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0% 3 0 -100%
Guilty 78 65 19 9 3 0 0 0% 54 3 -94%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5 22 0 4 0 0 0 0% 9 1 -89%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 15 8 15 5 8 4 0 -100% 13 4 -69%
Diversion 68 60 17 17 5 0 0 0% 48 6 -88%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0% 4 0 -100%
Guilty 85 72 26 12 3 5 0 -100% 61 5 -92%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8 23 2 5 0 0 0 0% 11 1 -91%
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 11% 4% 10% 6% 60% 38% 0% -100% 8% 26% 225%
Diversion 72% 81% 43% 69% 40% 0% 0% 0% 65% 27% -58%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2% 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% -100%
Guilty 11% 13% 33% 19% 0% 62% 0% -100% 19% 20% 5%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 2% 10% 6% 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% 5% 31% 17% 45% 100% 0% -100% 14% 40% 186%
Diversion 18% 15% 19% 26% 27% 0% 0% 0% 17% 13% -24%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 1% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 0% -100%
Guilty 66% 59% 45% 39% 27% 0% 0% 0% 57% 16% -72%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 20% 0% 17% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8% 4% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8% 5% 24% 13% 50% 44% 0% -100% 12% 27% 125%
Diversion 37% 37% 27% 44% 31% 0% 0% 0% 34% 19% -44%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 1% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% -100%
Guilty 46% 44% 41% 31% 19% 56% 0% -100% 44% 26% -41%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 14% 3% 13% 0% 0% 0% 0% 7% 3% -57%
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 64 51 44 47 55 27 6 -78% 53 34 -36%
Diversion 37 35 41 17 11 15 0 -100% 38 11 -71%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 14 6 9 3 1 1 0 -100% 10 1 -90%
Guilty 181 180 213 96 21 7 0 -100% 191 31 -84%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 10 89 19 32 1 1 0 -100% 39 8 -79%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 110 68 47 70 79 26 7 -73% 75 46 -39%
Diversion 157 130 32 42 34 16 0 -100% 106 23 -78%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 42 19 7 2 2 0 0 0% 23 1 -96%
Guilty 353 242 64 55 24 4 0 -100% 220 21 -90%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 45 57 11 18 3 2 0 -100% 38 6 -84%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 471 155 49 35 56 14 3 -79% 225 27 -88%
Diversion 204 63 13 10 1 1 0 -100% 93 3 -97%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 214 47 11 3 5 0 0 0% 91 2 -98%
Guilty 1,952 628 65 51 8 1 0 -100% 882 15 -98%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 89 254 8 9 0 0 0 0% 117 2 -98%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 645 274 140 152 190 67 16 -76% 353 106 -70%
Diversion 398 228 86 69 46 32 0 -100% 237 37 -84%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 270 72 27 8 8 1 0 -100% 123 4 -97%
Guilty 2,486 1,050 342 202 53 12 0 -100% 1,293 67 -95%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 144 400 38 59 4 3 0 -100% 194 16 -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 21% 14% 13% 24% 62% 53% 100% 89% 16% 60% 275%
Diversion 12% 10% 13% 9% 12% 29% 0% -100% 12% 12% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% 0% -100% 3% 1% -67%
Guilty 59% 50% 65% 49% 24% 14% 0% -100% 58% 22% -62%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 25% 6% 16% 1% 2% 0% -100% 11% 5% -55%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 16% 13% 29% 37% 56% 54% 100% 85% 19% 62% 226%
Diversion 22% 25% 20% 22% 24% 33% 0% -100% 22% 20% -9%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6% 4% 4% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 5% 0% -100%
Guilty 50% 47% 40% 29% 17% 8% 0% -100% 46% 14% -70%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6% 11% 7% 10% 2% 4% 0% -100% 8% 4% -50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 16% 14% 34% 32% 80% 88% 100% 14% 21% 75% 257%
Diversion 7% 5% 9% 9% 1% 6% 0% -100% 7% 4% -43%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 4% 8% 3% 7% 0% 0% 0% 6% 2% -67%
Guilty 67% 55% 45% 47% 11% 6% 0% -100% 56% 16% -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 22% 5% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% 2% -80%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 16% 14% 22% 31% 63% 58% 100% 72% 17% 63% 271%
Diversion 10% 11% 14% 14% 15% 28% 0% -100% 12% 14% 17%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 4% 4% 2% 3% 1% 0% -100% 5% 2% -60%
Guilty 63% 52% 54% 41% 18% 10% 0% -100% 56% 17% -70%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 20% 6% 12% 1% 3% 0% -100% 10% 4% -60%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%