Summary Offense Charges

Year to Date Through 10/25/2021

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Summary Offenses may be charged directly by the police or by the DAO’s Charging Unit.

  -8%

1,636 Cases

All Offenses

  -39%

712 Cases

Property Offenses

  -89%

3 Cases

Drug Offenses

  -49%

89 Cases

Other Offenses

All Offenses

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Cases Opened by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 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
All Property Offenses 3,467 3,269 2,986 3,999 2,608 1,170 712 -39% 3,241 2,122 -35%
All Drug Offenses 424 349 164 75 43 28 3 -89% 312 37 -88%
All Other Offenses 10,158 3,580 1,801 950 497 176 89 -49% 5,180 428 -92%
Uncategorized Offenses 7,869 3,893 3,050 2,542 1,749 400 832 108% 4,937 1,381 -72%
All Offenses 21,918 11,091 8,001 7,566 4,897 1,774 1,636 -8% 13,670 3,968 -71%

Property

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Cases Opened by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 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
Retail Theft 1,443 1,368 1,114 1,849 1,870 1,100 626 -43% 1,308 1,361 4%
Theft 10 8 12 20 23 11 52 373% 10 26 160%
Fraud/Theft of Services 1,896 1,788 1,807 2,051 663 22 10 -55% 1,830 686 -63%
Vandalism 118 105 53 79 52 37 24 -35% 92 48 -48%
All Property Offenses 3,467 3,269 2,986 3,999 2,608 1,170 712 -39% 3,241 2,122 -35%

Drugs

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Cases Opened by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 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
Alcohol Possession by Minor 133 115 97 38 32 27 2 -93% 115 25 -78%
Public Drunkenness 291 234 67 37 11 1 1 0% 197 12 -94%
All Drug Offenses 424 349 164 75 43 28 3 -89% 312 37 -88%

Other

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Cases Opened by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 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
Trespass 1,133 1,232 1,005 403 158 75 41 -45% 1,123 169 -85%
Disorderly Conduct 1,539 912 440 307 210 67 41 -39% 964 156 -84%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 7,486 1,436 356 240 129 34 7 -79% 3,093 102 -97%
All Other Offenses 10,158 3,580 1,801 950 497 176 89 -49% 5,180 428 -92%