Summary Offense Charges

Year to Date Through 04/12/2021

Definitions | Limitations

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

  -49%

485 Cases

All Offenses

  -60%

258 Cases

Property Offenses

  -100%

0 Cases

Drug Offenses

  -75%

25 Cases

Other Offenses

All Offenses

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 1,339 1,121 922 1,274 1,153 638 258 -60% 1,127 831 -26%
All Drug Offenses 183 170 70 27 12 25 0 -100% 141 16 -89%
All Other Offenses 3,237 1,431 571 376 195 102 25 -75% 1,746 174 -90%
Uncategorized Offenses 2,594 1,361 882 781 700 178 202 13% 1,612 465 -71%
All Offenses 7,353 4,083 2,445 2,458 2,060 943 485 -49% 4,627 1,486 -68%

Property

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 504 471 375 612 567 601 245 -59% 450 506 12%
Theft 4 2 5 2 7 5 2 -60% 4 4 0%
Fraud/Theft of Services 780 606 528 636 564 19 5 -74% 638 306 -52%
Vandalism 51 42 14 24 15 13 6 -54% 36 14 -61%
All Property Offenses 1,339 1,121 922 1,274 1,153 638 258 -60% 1,127 831 -26%

Drugs

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 54 46 34 11 6 24 0 -100% 45 10 -78%
Public Drunkenness 129 124 36 16 6 1 0 -100% 96 6 -94%
All Drug Offenses 183 170 70 27 12 25 0 -100% 141 16 -89%

Other

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 272 305 301 175 61 44 15 -66% 293 74 -75%
Disorderly Conduct 534 436 170 130 87 41 7 -83% 380 66 -83%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 2,431 690 100 71 47 17 3 -82% 1,074 34 -97%
All Other Offenses 3,237 1,431 571 376 195 102 25 -75% 1,746 174 -90%