Summary Offense: Case Outcomes

Year to Date Through 01/17/2022

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.

0

Average Diversions

per Month YTD

0%

Diversion Rate

per Summary Adjudication

88

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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 32 56 66 167 107 6 155 2483% 44 100 127%
Diversion 0 1 0 85 54 0 0 0% 0 28 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4 18 4 9 9 0 1 Inf% 11 5 -55%
Guilty 49 181 73 64 11 0 0 0% 115 30 -74%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 21 14 21 15 1 0 0 0% 18 7 -61%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 2,516 2,186 2,855 3,335 2,735 3,656 4,445 22% 2,351 3,405 45%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 9 20 9 20 6 3 27 800% 14 13 -7%
Diversion 0 0 0 43 94 0 0 0% 0 27 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0% 2 0 -100%
Guilty 25 23 8 5 5 0 0 0% 24 4 -83%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11 7 5 2 1 0 0 0% 9 2 -78%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 824 483 498 427 292 363 433 19% 654 403 -38%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 29 33 18 33 30 1 17 1600% 31 20 -35%
Diversion 3 3 0 4 2 0 0 0% 3 1 -67%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 21 6 5 5 3 0 0 0% 14 3 -79%
Guilty 114 38 19 21 0 0 0 0% 76 8 -89%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6 5 4 4 0 0 0 0% 6 2 -67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 1,677 741 589 419 310 403 544 35% 1,209 453 -63%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 70 109 93 220 143 10 199 1890% 90 133 48%
Diversion 3 4 0 132 150 0 0 0% 4 56 1300%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 27 26 9 16 12 0 1 Inf% 26 8 -69%
Guilty 188 242 100 90 16 0 0 0% 215 41 -81%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 38 26 30 21 2 0 0 0% 32 11 -66%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 5,017 3,410 3,942 4,181 3,337 4,422 5,422 23% 4,214 4,261 1%
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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 30% 21% 40% 49% 59% 100% 99% -1% 26% 69% 165%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 25% 30% 0% 0% 0% 0% 11% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 7% 2% 3% 5% 0% 1% Inf% 6% 2% -67%
Guilty 46% 67% 45% 19% 6% 0% 0% 0% 56% 14% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 20% 5% 13% 4% 1% 0% 0% 0% 12% 4% -67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 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 19% 38% 41% 28% 6% 100% 100% 0% 28% 55% 96%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 60% 89% 0% 0% 0% 0% 30% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 4% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 1% -75%
Guilty 53% 44% 36% 7% 5% 0% 0% 0% 48% 10% -79%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 23% 13% 23% 3% 1% 0% 0% 0% 18% 5% -72%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 17% 39% 39% 49% 86% 100% 100% 0% 28% 75% 168%
Diversion 2% 4% 0% 6% 6% 0% 0% 0% 3% 2% -33%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 12% 7% 11% 7% 9% 0% 0% 0% 10% 5% -50%
Guilty 66% 45% 41% 31% 0% 0% 0% 0% 56% 14% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 6% 9% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 3% -25%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 21% 27% 40% 46% 44% 100% 100% 0% 24% 66% 175%
Diversion 1% 1% 0% 28% 46% 0% 0% 0% 1% 15% 1400%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 6% 4% 3% 4% 0% 0% 0% 7% 2% -71%
Guilty 58% 59% 43% 19% 5% 0% 0% 0% 58% 13% -78%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 12% 6% 13% 4% 1% 0% 0% 0% 9% 4% -56%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 10 20 41 42 56 4 64 1500% 15 41 173%
Diversion 0 1 0 32 26 0 0 0% 0 12 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2 4 2 6 6 0 1 Inf% 3 3 0%
Guilty 0 25 1 20 10 0 0 0% 12 6 -50%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 2 1 10 0 0 0 0% 1 2 100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 1,102 838 725 829 956 1,743 2,307 32% 970 1,312 35%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 250% 0 2 Inf%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8 16 11 96 8 0 41 Inf% 12 31 158%
Diversion 0 0 0 35 6 0 0 0% 0 8 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 8 2 2 1 0 0 0% 4 1 -75%
Guilty 19 78 52 15 0 0 0 0% 48 13 -73%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 4 12 1 0 0 0 0% 2 3 50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 678 782 1,535 2,016 1,410 1,378 1,360 -1% 730 1,540 111%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14 11 8 23 32 1 44 4300% 12 22 83%
Diversion 0 0 0 18 22 0 0 0% 0 8 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2 5 0 1 2 0 0 0% 4 1 -75%
Guilty 27 71 19 28 0 0 0 0% 49 9 -82%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 21 8 8 3 1 0 0 0% 14 2 -86%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 587 477 520 431 330 449 638 42% 532 474 -11%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 8 6 6 11 1 6 500% 4 6 50%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty 0 7 1 1 1 0 0 0% 4 1 -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 111 77 64 57 37 83 132 59% 94 75 -20%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 2 0 -100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 38 12 11 2 1 1 1 0% 25 3 -88%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 32 56 66 167 107 6 155 2483% 44 100 127%
Diversion 0 1 0 85 54 0 0 0% 0 28 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4 18 4 9 9 0 1 Inf% 11 5 -55%
Guilty 49 181 73 64 11 0 0 0% 115 30 -74%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 21 14 21 15 1 0 0 0% 18 7 -61%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 2,516 2,186 2,855 3,335 2,735 3,656 4,445 22% 2,351 3,405 45%
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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 83% 38% 91% 38% 57% 100% 98% -2% 60% 77% 28%
Diversion 0% 2% 0% 29% 27% 0% 0% 0% 1% 11% 1000%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 17% 8% 4% 5% 6% 0% 2% Inf% 12% 3% -75%
Guilty 0% 48% 2% 18% 10% 0% 0% 0% 24% 6% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 4% 2% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 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 30% 15% 14% 64% 53% 0% 100% Inf% 22% 46% 109%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 23% 40% 0% 0% 0% 0% 13% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 8% 3% 1% 7% 0% 0% 0% 4% 2% -50%
Guilty 70% 74% 68% 10% 0% 0% 0% 0% 72% 16% -78%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 4% 16% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 3% 50%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 22% 12% 23% 32% 56% 100% 100% 0% 17% 62% 265%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 25% 39% 0% 0% 0% 0% 13% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 3% 5% 0% 1% 4% 0% 0% 0% 4% 1% -75%
Guilty 42% 75% 54% 38% 0% 0% 0% 0% 58% 18% -69%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 33% 8% 23% 4% 2% 0% 0% 0% 20% 6% -70%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 50% 86% 75% 92% 100% 100% 0% 25% 91% 264%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% -100%
Guilty 0% 44% 14% 12% 8% 0% 0% 0% 22% 7% -68%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 0% 12% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 50% 0% -100%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 50% 0% -100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 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 30% 21% 40% 49% 59% 100% 99% -1% 26% 69% 165%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 25% 30% 0% 0% 0% 0% 11% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 7% 2% 3% 5% 0% 1% Inf% 6% 2% -67%
Guilty 46% 67% 45% 19% 6% 0% 0% 0% 56% 14% -75%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 20% 5% 13% 4% 1% 0% 0% 0% 12% 4% -67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Diversion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 0 0 0 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.

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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8 12 9 18 6 2 12 500% 10 9 -10%
Diversion 0 0 0 13 8 0 0 0% 0 4 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0% 2 0 -100%
Guilty 16 17 6 3 4 0 0 0% 16 3 -81%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4 5 5 2 0 0 0 0% 4 1 -75%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 659 420 429 384 269 324 371 15% 540 355 -34%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 1 0 1 0 1 14 1300% 0 3 Inf%
Diversion 0 0 0 28 84 0 0 0% 0 22 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0% 1 1 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0% 1 0 -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 43 17 25 8 5 24 31 29% 30 19 -37%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1 7 0 1 0 0 1 Inf% 4 0 -100%
Diversion 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0% 0 1 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty 8 5 0 2 0 0 0 0% 6 0 -100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 4 0 -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 122 46 44 35 18 15 31 107% 84 29 -65%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 9 20 9 20 6 3 27 800% 14 13 -7%
Diversion 0 0 0 43 94 0 0 0% 0 27 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0% 2 0 -100%
Guilty 25 23 8 5 5 0 0 0% 24 4 -83%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11 7 5 2 1 0 0 0% 9 2 -78%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 824 483 498 427 292 363 433 19% 654 403 -38%
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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 28% 33% 45% 47% 33% 100% 100% 0% 30% 65% 117%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 34% 44% 0% 0% 0% 0% 16% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 3% 6% 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 1% -75%
Guilty 55% 47% 30% 8% 22% 0% 0% 0% 51% 12% -76%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 14% 14% 25% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 14% 6% -57%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 25% 0% 3% 0% 100% 100% 0% 12% 41% 242%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 97% 98% 0% 0% 0% 0% 39% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 100% 25% 100% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 62% 20% -68%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 50% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 25% 0% -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 6% 58% 0% 20% 0% 0% 100% Inf% 32% 24% -25%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 40% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 28% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% -100%
Guilty 47% 42% 0% 40% 0% 0% 0% 0% 44% 8% -82%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 41% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 0% -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 19% 38% 41% 28% 6% 100% 100% 0% 28% 55% 96%
Diversion 0% 0% 0% 60% 89% 0% 0% 0% 0% 30% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 4% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 1% -75%
Guilty 53% 44% 36% 7% 5% 0% 0% 0% 48% 10% -79%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 23% 13% 23% 3% 1% 0% 0% 0% 18% 5% -72%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 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.