Summary Offense: Case Outcomes

Year End 12/31/2019

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.

85

Average Diversions

per Month

44%

Diversion Rate

per Summary Adjudication

82

Proportion of Retail Theft Cases

Resolved as Summaries

75

Minor Violations Adjudicated

All Offenses

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,426 1,242 1,121 1,144 2,622 2,365 -10% 1,233 2,494 102%
Diversion 909 847 600 462 455 382 -16% 704 418 -41%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 420 327 201 126 111 104 -6% 268 108 -60%
Guilty 2,282 2,051 1,252 1,102 740 441 -40% 1,672 590 -65%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 59 249 181 87 193 45 -77% 144 119 -17%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 38 33 38 22 21 15 -29% 33 18 -45%
Diversion 323 181 154 89 45 34 -24% 187 40 -79%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 22 18 8 6 3 0 -100% 14 2 -86%
Guilty 249 236 155 56 18 6 -67% 174 12 -93%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11 25 31 5 8 1 -88% 18 4 -78%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,848 1,733 677 362 491 438 -11% 1,155 464 -60%
Diversion 1,490 1,004 539 289 167 137 -18% 830 152 -82%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 969 783 185 82 28 15 -46% 505 22 -96%
Guilty 8,532 7,840 2,400 1,130 364 143 -61% 4,976 254 -95%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 320 1,050 627 113 114 18 -84% 528 66 -88%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,853 2,059 1,254 1,037 1,376 1,344 -2% 1,551 1,360 -12%
Diversion 1,269 1,014 686 590 830 461 -44% 890 646 -27%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 1,187 984 349 219 132 116 -12% 685 124 -82%
Guilty 5,305 5,215 2,156 1,512 753 489 -35% 3,547 621 -82%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 410 778 482 176 176 35 -80% 462 106 -77%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 5,165 5,067 3,090 2,565 4,510 4,162 -8% 3,972 4,336 9%
Diversion 3,991 3,046 1,979 1,430 1,497 1,014 -32% 2,612 1,256 -52%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2,598 2,112 743 433 274 235 -14% 1,472 254 -83%
Guilty 16,368 15,342 5,963 3,800 1,875 1,079 -42% 10,368 1,477 -86%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 800 2,102 1,321 381 491 99 -80% 1,151 295 -74%

Rates

Data: Year End Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 28% 26% 33% 39% 64% 71% 11% 32% 68% 112%
Diversion 18% 18% 18% 16% 11% 11% 0% 18% 11% -39%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 7% 6% 4% 3% 3% 0% 6% 3% -50%
Guilty 45% 43% 37% 38% 18% 13% -28% 41% 16% -61%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1% 5% 5% 3% 5% 1% -80% 4% 3% -25%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 6% 7% 10% 12% 22% 27% 23% 9% 24% 167%
Diversion 50% 37% 40% 50% 47% 61% 30% 44% 54% 23%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 3% 4% 2% 3% 3% 0% -100% 3% 2% -33%
Guilty 39% 48% 40% 31% 19% 11% -42% 40% 15% -62%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 5% 8% 3% 8% 2% -75% 4% 5% 25%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 14% 15% 18% 42% 58% 38% 15% 50% 233%
Diversion 11% 8% 12% 15% 14% 18% 29% 12% 16% 33%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 6% 4% 4% 2% 2% 0% 5% 2% -60%
Guilty 65% 63% 54% 57% 31% 19% -39% 60% 25% -58%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 8% 14% 6% 10% 2% -80% 8% 6% -25%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 18% 20% 25% 29% 42% 55% 31% 23% 48% 109%
Diversion 13% 10% 14% 17% 25% 19% -24% 14% 22% 57%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 12% 10% 7% 6% 4% 5% 25% 9% 4% -56%
Guilty 53% 52% 44% 43% 23% 20% -13% 48% 22% -54%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 8% 10% 5% 5% 1% -80% 7% 3% -57%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 18% 18% 24% 30% 52% 63% 21% 22% 58% 164%
Diversion 14% 11% 15% 17% 17% 15% -12% 14% 16% 14%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 9% 8% 6% 5% 3% 4% 33% 7% 4% -43%
Guilty 57% 55% 46% 44% 22% 16% -27% 50% 19% -62%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 8% 10% 4% 6% 2% -67% 6% 4% -33%

Property

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 931 806 849 851 1,570 1,618 3% 859 1,594 86%
Diversion 572 466 389 272 273 246 -10% 425 260 -39%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 225 166 128 76 73 80 10% 149 76 -49%
Guilty 455 322 260 142 101 185 83% 295 143 -52%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 12 46 64 4 14 13 -7% 32 14 -56%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 8 7 9 5 11 23 109% 7 17 143%
Diversion 2 3 0 3 5 4 -20% 2 4 100%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0 2 1 1 1 0 -100% 1 0 -100%
Guilty 2 3 3 1 0 1 Inf% 2 0 -100%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0 0 1 1 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 391 363 226 257 980 664 -32% 309 822 166%
Diversion 323 369 204 166 173 130 -25% 266 152 -43%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 167 142 54 41 32 24 -25% 101 28 -72%
Guilty 1,782 1,675 949 944 625 247 -60% 1,338 436 -67%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 34 195 101 81 176 29 -84% 103 102 -1%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 96 66 37 31 61 60 -2% 58 60 3%
Diversion 12 9 7 21 4 2 -50% 12 3 -75%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 28 17 18 8 5 0 -100% 18 2 -89%
Guilty 43 51 40 15 14 8 -43% 37 11 -70%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 13 8 15 1 3 3 0% 9 3 -67%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,426 1,242 1,121 1,144 2,622 2,365 -10% 1,233 2,494 102%
Diversion 909 847 600 462 455 382 -16% 704 418 -41%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 420 327 201 126 111 104 -6% 268 108 -60%
Guilty 2,282 2,051 1,252 1,102 740 441 -40% 1,672 590 -65%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 59 249 181 87 193 45 -77% 144 119 -17%

Rates

Data: Year End Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 42% 45% 50% 63% 77% 76% -1% 50% 76% 52%
Diversion 26% 26% 23% 20% 13% 11% -15% 24% 12% -50%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 10% 9% 8% 6% 4% 4% 0% 8% 4% -50%
Guilty 21% 18% 15% 11% 5% 9% 80% 16% 7% -56%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1% 3% 4% 0% 1% 1% 0% 2% 1% -50%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 67% 47% 64% 45% 65% 82% 26% 56% 74% 32%
Diversion 17% 20% 0% 27% 29% 14% -52% 16% 22% 38%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 0% 13% 7% 9% 6% 0% -100% 7% 3% -57%
Guilty 17% 20% 21% 9% 0% 4% Inf% 17% 2% -88%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 0% 0% 7% 9% 0% 0% 0% 4% 0% -100%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 13% 15% 17% 49% 61% 24% 15% 55% 267%
Diversion 12% 13% 13% 11% 9% 12% 33% 12% 10% -17%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 6% 5% 4% 3% 2% 2% 0% 4% 2% -50%
Guilty 66% 61% 62% 63% 31% 23% -26% 63% 27% -57%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1% 7% 7% 5% 9% 3% -67% 5% 6% 20%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 50% 44% 32% 41% 70% 82% 17% 42% 76% 81%
Diversion 6% 6% 6% 28% 5% 3% -40% 12% 4% -67%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 15% 11% 15% 11% 6% 0% -100% 13% 3% -77%
Guilty 22% 34% 34% 20% 16% 11% -31% 28% 14% -50%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 7% 5% 13% 1% 3% 4% 33% 6% 4% -33%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 28% 26% 33% 39% 64% 71% 11% 32% 68% 112%
Diversion 18% 18% 18% 16% 11% 11% 0% 18% 11% -39%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 7% 6% 4% 3% 3% 0% 6% 3% -50%
Guilty 45% 43% 37% 38% 18% 13% -28% 41% 16% -61%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1% 5% 5% 3% 5% 1% -80% 4% 3% -25%

Drugs

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 9 8 5 4 4 5 25% 6 4 -33%
Diversion 255 124 120 76 32 29 -9% 144 30 -79%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7 2 2 1 1 0 -100% 3 0 -100%
Guilty 51 22 14 14 3 2 -33% 25 2 -92%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3 9 2 4 4 1 -75% 4 2 -50%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 29 25 33 18 17 10 -41% 26 14 -46%
Diversion 68 57 34 13 13 5 -62% 43 9 -79%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 15 16 6 5 2 0 -100% 10 1 -90%
Guilty 198 214 141 42 15 4 -73% 149 10 -93%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 8 16 29 1 4 0 -100% 14 2 -86%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 38 33 38 22 21 15 -29% 33 18 -45%
Diversion 323 181 154 89 45 34 -24% 187 40 -79%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 22 18 8 6 3 0 -100% 14 2 -86%
Guilty 249 236 155 56 18 6 -67% 174 12 -93%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 11 25 31 5 8 1 -88% 18 4 -78%

Rates

Data: Year End Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 3% 5% 3% 4% 9% 14% 56% 4% 12% 200%
Diversion 78% 75% 84% 77% 73% 78% 7% 78% 76% -3%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0% -100% 1% 1% 0%
Guilty 16% 13% 10% 14% 7% 5% -29% 13% 6% -54%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 1% 5% 1% 4% 9% 3% -67% 3% 6% 100%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 9% 8% 14% 23% 33% 53% 61% 14% 43% 207%
Diversion 21% 17% 14% 16% 25% 26% 4% 17% 26% 53%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 5% 2% 6% 4% 0% -100% 4% 2% -50%
Guilty 62% 65% 58% 53% 29% 21% -28% 60% 25% -58%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 3% 5% 12% 1% 8% 0% -100% 5% 4% -20%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 6% 7% 10% 12% 22% 27% 23% 9% 24% 167%
Diversion 50% 37% 40% 50% 47% 61% 30% 44% 54% 23%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 3% 4% 2% 3% 3% 0% -100% 3% 2% -33%
Guilty 39% 48% 40% 31% 19% 11% -42% 40% 15% -62%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 5% 8% 3% 8% 2% -75% 4% 5% 25%

Other

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category

Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 187 178 195 121 192 146 -24% 170 169 -1%
Diversion 184 128 125 114 44 42 -5% 138 43 -69%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 99 52 38 34 12 2 -83% 56 7 -88%
Guilty 876 838 769 697 146 34 -77% 795 90 -89%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 34 102 207 74 59 2 -97% 104 30 -71%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 319 311 160 151 156 180 15% 235 168 -29%
Diversion 599 339 268 125 101 81 -20% 333 91 -73%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 121 94 44 18 6 5 -17% 69 6 -91%
Guilty 1,191 961 499 183 91 56 -38% 708 74 -90%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 90 196 98 27 36 11 -69% 103 24 -77%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,342 1,244 322 90 143 112 -22% 750 128 -83%
Diversion 707 537 146 50 22 14 -36% 360 18 -95%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 749 637 103 30 10 8 -20% 380 9 -98%
Guilty 6,465 6,041 1,132 250 127 53 -58% 3,472 90 -97%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 196 752 322 12 19 5 -74% 320 12 -96%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 1,848 1,733 677 362 491 438 -11% 1,155 464 -60%
Diversion 1,490 1,004 539 289 167 137 -18% 830 152 -82%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 969 783 185 82 28 15 -46% 505 22 -96%
Guilty 8,532 7,840 2,400 1,130 364 143 -61% 4,976 254 -95%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 320 1,050 627 113 114 18 -84% 528 66 -88%

Rates

Data: Year End Summary Offense Case Outcomes by Offense Category
Offense Category Disposition Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 14% 15% 12% 42% 65% 55% 14% 54% 286%
Diversion 13% 10% 9% 11% 10% 19% 90% 11% 14% 27%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 4% 3% 3% 3% 1% -67% 4% 2% -50%
Guilty 63% 65% 58% 67% 32% 15% -53% 63% 24% -62%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 8% 16% 7% 13% 1% -92% 8% 7% -12%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 16% 15% 30% 40% 54% 35% 19% 47% 147%
Diversion 26% 18% 25% 25% 26% 24% -8% 24% 25% 4%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 5% 5% 4% 4% 2% 2% 0% 4% 2% -50%
Guilty 51% 51% 47% 36% 23% 17% -26% 46% 20% -57%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 4% 10% 9% 5% 9% 3% -67% 7% 6% -14%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 14% 16% 21% 45% 58% 29% 16% 52% 225%
Diversion 7% 6% 7% 12% 7% 7% 0% 8% 7% -12%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 8% 7% 5% 7% 3% 4% 33% 7% 4% -43%
Guilty 68% 66% 56% 58% 40% 28% -30% 62% 34% -45%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 8% 16% 3% 6% 3% -50% 7% 4% -43%
Dismissed/Withdrawn/Etc 14% 14% 15% 18% 42% 58% 38% 15% 50% 233%
Diversion 11% 8% 12% 15% 14% 18% 29% 12% 16% 33%
Guilty Plea/Nolo 7% 6% 4% 4% 2% 2% 0% 5% 2% -60%
Guilty 65% 63% 54% 57% 31% 19% -39% 60% 25% -58%
Not Guilty/Acquittal 2% 8% 14% 6% 10% 2% -80% 8% 6% -25%