Summary Offense: Case Outcomes

Year to Date Through 05/26/2022

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.

3

Average Diversions

per Month YTD

6%

Diversion Rate

per Summary Adjudication

87

Proportion of Retail Theft Cases

Resolved as Summaries

0

Minor Violations Adjudicated

YTD

All Offenses

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 726 755 1,116 1,607 419 111 2,135 1823%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 414 303 321 327 128 1 7 600%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 124 91 54 49 34 0 6 Inf%
Guilty 1,122 1,035 793 426 86 0 39 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 298 118 184 24 3 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 2,348 2,264 3,041 3,252 3,177 4,140 3,069 -26%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -100%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 165 129 151 160 47 21 570 2614%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 422 190 270 163 157 0 4 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 46 14 8 7 1 0 5 Inf%
Guilty 454 161 107 54 15 0 6 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 122 18 28 3 8 0 1 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 711 507 436 415 354 414 291 -30%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 425 226 214 231 76 15 392 2513%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 115 39 44 25 7 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 165 69 39 40 8 0 37 Inf%
Guilty 1,192 211 126 77 15 0 79 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 424 35 43 5 3 0 3 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 1,230 800 585 443 408 549 344 -37%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,316 1,110 1,481 1,998 542 147 3,097 2007%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 951 532 635 515 292 1 11 1000%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 335 174 101 96 43 0 48 Inf%
Guilty 2,768 1,407 1,026 557 116 0 124 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 844 171 255 32 14 0 4 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 4,289 3,571 4,062 4,110 3,939 5,106 3,704 -27%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 27% 33% 45% 66% 63% 99% 98% -1%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 15% 13% 13% 13% 19% 1% 0% -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 4% 2% 2% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 42% 45% 32% 18% 13% 0% 2% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11% 5% 7% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 25% 27% 41% 21% 100% 97% -3%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 35% 37% 48% 42% 69% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 3% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty 38% 31% 19% 14% 7% 0% 1% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 10% 4% 5% 1% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 18% 39% 46% 61% 70% 100% 77% -23%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 5% 7% 9% 7% 6% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 12% 8% 11% 7% 0% 7% Inf%
Guilty 51% 36% 27% 20% 14% 0% 15% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 18% 6% 9% 1% 3% 0% 1% Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 21% 33% 42% 62% 54% 99% 94% -5%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 15% 16% 18% 16% 29% 1% 0% -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 5% 3% 3% 4% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty 45% 41% 29% 17% 12% 0% 4% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 14% 5% 7% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Property

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 385 364 535 662 258 62 1,439 2221%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 219 129 136 149 79 1 6 500%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 53 38 23 29 29 0 3 Inf%
Guilty 127 69 31 95 72 0 25 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 39 2 13 10 1 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 931 801 919 875 1,361 2,052 1,317 -36%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 Inf%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 145 186 379 681 40 34 209 515%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 95 77 109 123 13 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 33 22 18 12 1 0 1 Inf%
Guilty 465 487 534 205 2 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 79 34 113 9 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 691 742 1,564 1,913 1,419 1,398 1,269 -9%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 159 159 148 223 92 12 402 3250%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 97 94 76 55 36 0 1 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 28 28 11 8 4 0 1 Inf%
Guilty 455 458 216 120 11 0 9 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 149 80 57 4 2 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 612 632 479 413 352 588 397 -32%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 25 35 49 40 29 3 82 2633%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 9 3 2 0 0 0 1 Inf%
Guilty 42 15 8 6 1 0 5 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 17 0 1 1 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 85 73 73 50 43 99 83 -16%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 12 11 4 1 0 0 0 0%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty 33 6 4 0 0 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 29 16 5 1 1 1 1 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 726 755 1,116 1,607 419 111 2,135 1823%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 414 303 321 327 128 1 7 600%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 124 91 54 49 34 0 6 Inf%
Guilty 1,122 1,035 793 426 86 0 39 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 298 118 184 24 3 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 2,348 2,264 3,041 3,252 3,177 4,140 3,069 -26%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 47% 60% 72% 70% 59% 98% 98% 0%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 27% 21% 18% 16% 18% 2% 0% -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6% 6% 3% 3% 7% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 15% 11% 4% 10% 16% 0% 2% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 0% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 100% Inf%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 18% 23% 33% 66% 71% 100% 100% 0%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 12% 10% 9% 12% 23% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 3% 2% 1% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 57% 60% 46% 20% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 10% 4% 10% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 18% 19% 29% 54% 63% 100% 97% -3%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 11% 11% 15% 13% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 3% 3% 2% 2% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 51% 56% 43% 29% 8% 0% 2% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 17% 10% 11% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 27% 62% 82% 85% 97% 100% 93% -7%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 1% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 10% 5% 3% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty 45% 27% 13% 13% 3% 0% 6% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 18% 0% 2% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 19% 58% 50% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 53% 32% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 23% 11% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 27% 33% 45% 66% 63% 99% 98% -1%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 15% 13% 13% 13% 19% 1% 0% -100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 4% 2% 2% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 42% 45% 32% 18% 13% 0% 2% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11% 5% 7% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Drugs

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -100%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -100%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Other

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 128 96 121 134 42 20 198 890%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 222 111 83 56 22 0 3 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 36 9 6 7 0 0 4 Inf%
Guilty 286 119 78 42 9 0 6 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 80 15 22 3 2 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 598 430 393 359 316 369 256 -31%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 7 7 13 13 5 1 346 34500%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 178 64 178 96 130 0 1 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 Inf%
Guilty 24 6 15 2 6 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5 3 2 0 6 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 27 42 14 31 22 23 15 -35%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 25 26 17 11 0 0 24 Inf%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 22 13 9 11 5 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 9 4 2 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty 139 34 14 10 0 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 35 0 4 0 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 85 35 29 23 15 19 17 -11%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 5 0 0 2 0 0 2 Inf%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 1 0 0 2 1 3 3 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 165 129 151 160 47 21 570 2614%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 422 190 270 163 157 0 4 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 46 14 8 7 1 0 5 Inf%
Guilty 454 161 107 54 15 0 6 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 122 18 28 3 8 0 1 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 711 507 436 415 354 414 291 -30%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 17% 27% 39% 55% 56% 100% 94% -6%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 30% 32% 27% 23% 29% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 3% 2% 3% 0% 0% 2% Inf%
Guilty 38% 34% 25% 17% 12% 0% 3% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11% 4% 7% 1% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 3% 9% 6% 12% 3% 100% 99% -1%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 83% 79% 86% 86% 88% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 11% 7% 7% 2% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 4% 1% 0% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 11% 34% 37% 34% 0% 0% 100% Inf%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 10% 17% 20% 34% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 60% 44% 30% 31% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 15% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 42% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 67% Inf%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 42% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 17% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 33% Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 25% 27% 41% 21% 100% 97% -3%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 35% 37% 48% 42% 69% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 3% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty 38% 31% 19% 14% 7% 0% 1% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 10% 4% 5% 1% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.