Summary Offense: Case Outcomes

Year to Date Through 04/12/2021

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Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 412 317 327 455 858 296 48 -84% 352 414 18%
Diversion 374 183 137 160 122 82 1 -99% 231 91 -61%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 113 48 47 25 33 28 0 -100% 69 22 -68%
Guilty 739 270 313 349 144 74 0 -100% 441 142 -68%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 36 75 27 95 19 1 0 -100% 46 29 -37%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 12 7 14 3 8 4 0 -100% 11 4 -64%
Diversion 54 42 11 17 3 0 0 0% 36 5 -86%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0% 3 0 -100%
Guilty 67 47 16 11 2 5 0 -100% 43 4 -91%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8 15 2 5 0 0 0 0% 8 1 -88%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 570 213 114 107 163 66 13 -80% 299 87 -71%
Diversion 333 155 61 69 27 32 0 -100% 183 32 -83%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 196 56 17 8 6 1 0 -100% 90 4 -96%
Guilty 1,815 758 285 167 43 12 0 -100% 953 56 -94%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 94 346 35 55 4 3 0 -100% 158 16 -90%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 576 350 316 319 533 150 28 -81% 414 258 -38%
Diversion 289 179 76 232 98 173 0 -100% 181 126 -30%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 286 82 47 40 38 14 0 -100% 138 23 -83%
Guilty 1,335 539 388 343 165 24 0 -100% 754 133 -82%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 91 229 59 73 6 10 0 -100% 126 22 -83%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,570 887 771 884 1,562 516 89 -83% 1,076 763 -29%
Diversion 1,050 559 285 478 250 287 1 -100% 631 254 -60%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 601 187 112 73 77 43 0 -100% 300 48 -84%
Guilty 3,956 1,614 1,002 870 354 115 0 -100% 2,191 335 -85%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 229 665 123 228 29 14 0 -100% 339 68 -80%
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 25% 35% 38% 42% 73% 62% 98% 58% 33% 69% 109%
Diversion 22% 20% 16% 15% 10% 17% 2% -88% 19% 11% -42%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 5% 6% 2% 3% 6% 0% -100% 6% 3% -50%
Guilty 44% 30% 37% 32% 12% 15% 0% -100% 37% 15% -59%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 8% 3% 9% 2% 0% 0% 0% 4% 3% -25%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8% 6% 32% 8% 62% 44% 0% -100% 15% 28% 87%
Diversion 37% 38% 25% 47% 23% 0% 0% 0% 33% 18% -45%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 1% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% -100%
Guilty 46% 42% 36% 31% 15% 56% 0% -100% 41% 26% -37%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 13% 5% 14% 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 19% 14% 22% 26% 67% 58% 100% 72% 18% 63% 250%
Diversion 11% 10% 12% 17% 11% 28% 0% -100% 11% 14% 27%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1% 0% -100% 5% 1% -80%
Guilty 60% 50% 56% 41% 18% 11% 0% -100% 55% 18% -67%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 23% 7% 14% 2% 3% 0% -100% 11% 5% -55%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 22% 25% 36% 32% 63% 40% 100% 150% 28% 59% 111%
Diversion 11% 13% 9% 23% 12% 47% 0% -100% 11% 20% 82%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 11% 6% 5% 4% 5% 4% 0% -100% 7% 3% -57%
Guilty 52% 39% 44% 34% 20% 6% 0% -100% 45% 15% -67%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 17% 7% 7% 1% 3% 0% -100% 9% 3% -67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 21% 23% 34% 35% 69% 53% 99% 87% 26% 64% 146%
Diversion 14% 14% 12% 19% 11% 29% 1% -97% 13% 15% 15%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 5% 5% 3% 3% 4% 0% -100% 6% 2% -67%
Guilty 53% 41% 44% 34% 16% 12% 0% -100% 46% 16% -65%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 17% 5% 9% 1% 1% 0% -100% 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 269 254 219 267 427 244 29 -88% 247 242 -2%
Diversion 194 130 70 89 63 73 1 -99% 131 56 -57%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 62 28 30 13 22 26 0 -100% 40 15 -62%
Guilty 88 71 56 24 56 71 0 -100% 72 38 -47%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5 33 2 11 10 1 0 -100% 13 6 -54%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1 3 2 2 7 3 0 -100% 2 3 50%
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 0 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 119 58 87 169 402 37 17 -54% 88 156 77%
Diversion 172 53 58 68 55 7 0 -100% 94 32 -66%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 43 15 14 10 11 1 0 -100% 24 6 -75%
Guilty 631 181 251 320 85 2 0 -100% 354 102 -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 31 33 25 82 8 0 0 0% 30 22 -27%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 23 2 19 17 22 12 2 -83% 15 13 -13%
Diversion 6 0 8 2 2 0 0 0% 5 1 -80%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8 5 2 2 0 0 0 0% 5 0 -100%
Guilty 18 18 6 5 3 1 0 -100% 14 2 -86%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 8 0 2 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 412 317 327 455 858 296 48 -84% 352 414 18%
Diversion 374 183 137 160 122 82 1 -99% 231 91 -61%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 113 48 47 25 33 28 0 -100% 69 22 -68%
Guilty 739 270 313 349 144 74 0 -100% 441 142 -68%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 36 75 27 95 19 1 0 -100% 46 29 -37%
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 44% 49% 58% 66% 74% 59% 97% 64% 50% 74% 48%
Diversion 31% 25% 19% 22% 11% 18% 3% -83% 25% 14% -44%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 10% 5% 8% 3% 4% 6% 0% -100% 8% 3% -62%
Guilty 14% 14% 15% 6% 10% 17% 0% -100% 14% 8% -43%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1% 6% 1% 3% 2% 0% 0% 0% 3% 1% -67%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 20% 75% 50% 67% 78% 50% 0% -100% 48% 49% 2%
Diversion 40% 0% 25% 33% 22% 33% 0% -100% 22% 22% 0%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 0% 25% 0% 0% 17% 0% -100% 8% 4% -50%
Guilty 40% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 13% 0% -100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8% 0% -100%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 12% 17% 20% 26% 72% 79% 100% 27% 16% 69% 331%
Diversion 17% 16% 13% 10% 10% 15% 0% -100% 15% 9% -40%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 4% 3% 2% 2% 2% 0% -100% 4% 2% -50%
Guilty 63% 53% 58% 49% 15% 4% 0% -100% 58% 17% -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 10% 6% 13% 1% 0% 0% 0% 6% 4% -33%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 42% 6% 54% 61% 79% 92% 100% 9% 34% 83% 144%
Diversion 11% 0% 23% 7% 7% 0% 0% 0% 11% 4% -64%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 15% 15% 6% 7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 12% 2% -83%
Guilty 33% 55% 17% 18% 11% 8% 0% -100% 35% 9% -74%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 24% 0% 7% 4% 0% 0% 0% 8% 3% -62%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 25% 35% 38% 42% 73% 62% 98% 58% 33% 69% 109%
Diversion 22% 20% 16% 15% 10% 17% 2% -88% 19% 11% -42%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 5% 6% 2% 3% 6% 0% -100% 6% 3% -50%
Guilty 44% 30% 37% 32% 12% 15% 0% -100% 37% 15% -59%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 8% 3% 9% 2% 0% 0% 0% 4% 3% -25%
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 6 1 2 1 3 3 0 -100% 3 2 -33%
Diversion 36 32 6 11 1 0 0 0% 25 3 -88%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Guilty 5 5 3 2 0 5 0 -100% 4 2 -50%
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 6 6 12 2 5 1 0 -100% 8 2 -75%
Diversion 18 10 5 6 2 0 0 0% 11 2 -82%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0% 2 0 -100%
Guilty 62 42 13 9 2 0 0 0% 39 3 -92%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5 14 0 4 0 0 0 0% 6 1 -83%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 12 7 14 3 8 4 0 -100% 11 4 -64%
Diversion 54 42 11 17 3 0 0 0% 36 5 -86%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0% 3 0 -100%
Guilty 67 47 16 11 2 5 0 -100% 43 4 -91%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8 15 2 5 0 0 0 0% 8 1 -88%
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 12% 3% 15% 7% 75% 38% 0% -100% 10% 30% 200%
Diversion 71% 82% 46% 73% 25% 0% 0% 0% 66% 24% -64%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% -100%
Guilty 10% 13% 23% 13% 0% 62% 0% -100% 15% 19% 27%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 6% 3% 15% 7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8% 2% -75%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 6% 8% 39% 10% 56% 100% 0% -100% 18% 42% 133%
Diversion 19% 14% 16% 29% 22% 0% 0% 0% 16% 13% -19%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 1% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% -100%
Guilty 65% 58% 42% 43% 22% 0% 0% 0% 55% 16% -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 19% 0% 19% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8% 5% -38%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8% 6% 32% 8% 62% 44% 0% -100% 15% 28% 87%
Diversion 37% 38% 25% 47% 23% 0% 0% 0% 33% 18% -45%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 4% 1% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% -100%
Guilty 46% 42% 36% 31% 15% 56% 0% -100% 41% 26% -37%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 13% 5% 14% 0% 0% 0% 0% 8% 4% -50%
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 60 42 32 30 50 27 5 -81% 45 28 -38%
Diversion 30 19 31 17 7 15 0 -100% 27 10 -63%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 12 4 6 3 0 1 0 -100% 7 1 -86%
Guilty 141 110 182 82 19 7 0 -100% 144 27 -81%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8 81 16 31 1 1 0 -100% 35 8 -77%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 89 52 41 51 70 25 6 -76% 61 38 -38%
Diversion 136 85 19 42 20 16 0 -100% 80 20 -75%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 33 13 4 2 2 0 0 0% 17 1 -94%
Guilty 279 171 51 42 19 4 0 -100% 167 16 -90%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 27 52 11 18 3 2 0 -100% 30 6 -80%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 421 119 41 26 43 14 2 -86% 194 21 -89%
Diversion 167 51 11 10 0 1 0 -100% 76 3 -96%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 151 39 7 3 4 0 0 0% 66 2 -97%
Guilty 1,395 477 52 43 5 1 0 -100% 641 12 -98%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 59 213 8 6 0 0 0 0% 93 2 -98%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 570 213 114 107 163 66 13 -80% 299 87 -71%
Diversion 333 155 61 69 27 32 0 -100% 183 32 -83%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 196 56 17 8 6 1 0 -100% 90 4 -96%
Guilty 1,815 758 285 167 43 12 0 -100% 953 56 -94%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 94 346 35 55 4 3 0 -100% 158 16 -90%
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 24% 16% 12% 18% 65% 53% 100% 89% 17% 59% 247%
Diversion 12% 7% 12% 10% 9% 29% 0% -100% 10% 12% 20%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 2% 2% 2% 0% 2% 0% -100% 3% 1% -67%
Guilty 56% 43% 68% 50% 25% 14% 0% -100% 56% 22% -61%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 32% 6% 19% 1% 2% 0% -100% 14% 6% -57%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 16% 14% 33% 33% 61% 53% 100% 89% 21% 62% 195%
Diversion 24% 23% 15% 27% 18% 34% 0% -100% 21% 20% -5%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6% 3% 3% 1% 2% 0% 0% 0% 4% 1% -75%
Guilty 49% 46% 40% 27% 17% 9% 0% -100% 45% 13% -71%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 5% 14% 9% 12% 3% 4% 0% -100% 9% 5% -44%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 19% 13% 34% 30% 83% 88% 100% 14% 22% 75% 241%
Diversion 8% 6% 9% 11% 0% 6% 0% -100% 8% 4% -50%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 4% 6% 3% 8% 0% 0% 0% 6% 3% -50%
Guilty 64% 53% 44% 49% 10% 6% 0% -100% 54% 16% -70%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 24% 7% 7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 11% 2% -82%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 19% 14% 22% 26% 67% 58% 100% 72% 18% 63% 250%
Diversion 11% 10% 12% 17% 11% 28% 0% -100% 11% 14% 27%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1% 0% -100% 5% 1% -80%
Guilty 60% 50% 56% 41% 18% 11% 0% -100% 55% 18% -67%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 23% 7% 14% 2% 3% 0% -100% 11% 5% -55%
Exonerated/Won on Appeal 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%