Summary Offense: Case Outcomes

Year to Date Through 08/14/2022

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.

40

Average Diversions

per Month YTD

49%

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Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,176 1,126 2,040 2,419 453 161 2,980 1751%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 605 487 468 427 128 1 78 7700%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 203 155 88 83 34 1 12 1100%
Guilty 1,781 1,934 977 601 85 0 67 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 372 173 219 68 3 0 5 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 2,517 2,307 3,321 2,934 3,411 4,527 2,564 -43%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 15 0 11 0 1 0 -100%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%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 2 0 -100%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 251 181 210 222 51 35 666 1803%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 634 360 365 254 157 1 153 15200%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 79 18 10 12 1 0 5 Inf%
Guilty 660 256 155 77 16 0 16 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 148 31 40 13 8 0 2 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 574 467 414 352 383 457 245 -46%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 649 328 343 297 81 24 492 1950%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 172 70 115 38 7 0 28 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 242 99 56 62 8 0 47 Inf%
Guilty 1,676 415 179 132 15 0 123 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 470 49 52 10 3 0 6 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 973 756 574 452 448 601 259 -57%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 2,076 1,650 2,593 2,949 585 221 4,138 1772%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 1,411 917 948 719 292 2 259 12850%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 524 272 154 157 43 1 64 6300%
Guilty 4,117 2,605 1,311 810 116 0 206 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 990 253 311 91 14 0 13 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 4,064 3,530 4,309 3,738 4,242 5,587 3,068 -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
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 28% 29% 54% 67% 64% 99% 95% -4%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 15% 13% 12% 12% 18% 1% 2% 100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 4% 2% 2% 5% 1% 0% -100%
Guilty 43% 50% 26% 17% 12% 0% 2% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 9% 4% 6% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0% 100% 0% 100% 0% 100% 0% -100%
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% 21% 27% 38% 22% 97% 79% -19%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 36% 43% 47% 44% 67% 3% 18% 500%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 2% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty 37% 30% 20% 13% 7% 0% 2% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8% 4% 5% 2% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 20% 34% 46% 55% 71% 100% 71% -29%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 5% 7% 15% 7% 6% 0% 4% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 10% 8% 12% 7% 0% 7% Inf%
Guilty 52% 43% 24% 24% 13% 0% 18% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 15% 5% 7% 2% 3% 0% 1% Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 23% 29% 49% 62% 56% 99% 88% -11%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 15% 16% 18% 15% 28% 1% 6% 500%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6% 5% 3% 3% 4% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty 45% 46% 25% 17% 11% 0% 4% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11% 4% 6% 2% 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 591 541 964 1,089 288 95 1,978 1982%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 305 188 209 204 79 1 66 6500%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 81 56 36 48 29 1 8 700%
Guilty 176 93 41 99 72 0 42 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 57 6 14 10 1 0 2 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 900 831 938 959 1,531 2,291 1,004 -56%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1 0 5 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 1 1 3 3 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 210 275 747 917 43 43 264 514%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 141 113 148 141 13 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 55 38 24 18 1 0 2 Inf%
Guilty 716 848 632 325 2 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 91 41 137 38 0 0 1 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 837 794 1,825 1,538 1,427 1,441 1,252 -13%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 314 241 246 346 93 18 610 3289%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 155 183 111 82 36 0 3 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 51 54 22 17 4 0 1 Inf%
Guilty 789 949 284 170 10 0 16 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 191 122 66 18 2 0 2 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 635 606 487 390 383 672 261 -61%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 39 55 74 65 29 5 125 2400%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 1 3 0 0 0 0 9 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 15 7 5 0 0 0 1 Inf%
Guilty 51 24 14 7 1 0 9 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 17 1 2 2 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 108 72 63 45 68 119 43 -64%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 21 14 4 2 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 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty 49 20 6 0 0 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 37 4 7 1 1 1 1 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,176 1,126 2,040 2,419 453 161 2,980 1751%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 605 487 468 427 128 1 78 7700%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 203 155 88 83 34 1 12 1100%
Guilty 1,781 1,934 977 601 85 0 67 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 372 173 219 68 3 0 5 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 2,517 2,307 3,321 2,934 3,411 4,527 2,564 -43%
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 49% 61% 76% 75% 61% 98% 94% -4%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 25% 21% 17% 14% 17% 1% 3% 200%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 6% 3% 3% 6% 1% 0% -100%
Guilty 15% 11% 3% 7% 15% 0% 2% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 100% 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 17% 21% 44% 64% 73% 100% 99% -1%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 12% 9% 9% 10% 22% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 3% 1% 1% 2% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty 59% 64% 37% 23% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8% 3% 8% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 21% 16% 34% 55% 64% 100% 97% -3%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 10% 12% 15% 13% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 53% 61% 39% 27% 7% 0% 3% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 13% 8% 9% 3% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 32% 61% 78% 88% 97% 100% 87% -13%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 1% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 12% 8% 5% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty 41% 27% 15% 9% 3% 0% 6% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 14% 1% 2% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 23% 38% 36% 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 1% 0% 9% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 54% 54% 55% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 18% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 28% 29% 54% 67% 64% 99% 95% -4%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 15% 13% 12% 12% 18% 1% 2% 100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 4% 2% 2% 5% 1% 0% -100%
Guilty 43% 50% 26% 17% 12% 0% 2% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 9% 4% 6% 2% 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 15 0 11 0 1 0 -100%
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 2 0 -100%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 0 15 0 11 0 1 0 -100%
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 2 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% 100% 0% 100% 0% 100% 0% -100%
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% 100% 0% 100% 0% 100% 0% -100%
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 190 140 162 188 46 33 251 661%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 372 188 110 83 22 1 20 1900%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 63 11 7 12 0 0 4 Inf%
Guilty 435 193 117 61 10 0 14 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 101 25 32 11 2 0 1 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 495 410 375 325 342 403 220 -45%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 12 10 19 19 5 2 378 18800%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 230 153 243 156 130 0 133 Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 Inf%
Guilty 29 13 20 4 6 0 2 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5 4 4 2 6 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 19 18 10 7 24 25 8 -68%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 44 27 29 13 0 0 33 Inf%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 32 17 12 15 5 0 0 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 12 6 2 0 0 0 0 0%
Guilty 189 48 18 11 0 0 0 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 40 2 4 0 0 0 0 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 58 38 27 18 15 26 15 -42%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 5 4 0 2 0 0 4 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 7 2 0 1 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 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 -33%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 251 181 210 222 51 35 666 1803%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Diversion 634 360 365 254 157 1 153 15200%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 79 18 10 12 1 0 5 Inf%
Guilty 660 256 155 77 16 0 16 Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 148 31 40 13 8 0 2 Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Open Cases at End of Period 574 467 414 352 383 457 245 -46%
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 16% 25% 38% 53% 57% 97% 87% -10%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 32% 34% 26% 23% 28% 3% 7% 133%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 2% 2% 3% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty 37% 35% 27% 17% 12% 0% 5% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 9% 4% 7% 3% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 4% 6% 7% 10% 3% 100% 74% -26%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 82% 85% 85% 86% 88% 0% 26% Inf%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 10% 7% 7% 2% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 2% 1% 1% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 27% 45% 33% 0% 0% 100% Inf%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 10% 17% 18% 38% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 6% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 60% 48% 28% 28% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 13% 2% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 36% 50% 0% 67% 0% 0% 80% Inf%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 0% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Guilty 50% 25% 0% 33% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 14% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% Inf%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 21% 27% 38% 22% 97% 79% -19%
Withdrawn in the Interest of Justice 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diversion 36% 43% 47% 44% 67% 3% 18% 500%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 2% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Guilty 37% 30% 20% 13% 7% 0% 2% Inf%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8% 4% 5% 2% 3% 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.