Summary Offense Charges

Year End 12/31/2020

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

  -65%

2,006 Cases

All Offenses

  -57%

1,310 Cases

Property Offenses

  -38%

28 Cases

Drug Offenses

  -67%

190 Cases

Other Offenses

All Offenses

Yearly Summary Cases Opened by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Summary Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
All Property Offenses 5669 4,095 3,910 3,725 4,934 3,081 1,310 -57% 4,350 3,108 -29%
All Drug Offenses 585 497 382 187 87 45 28 -38% 413 53 -87%
All Other Offenses 13420 11,600 3,974 2,111 1,138 573 190 -67% 7,776 634 -92%
Uncategorized Offenses 9924 8,827 4,412 3,580 3,015 1,994 478 -76% 6,686 1,829 -73%
All Offenses 29598 25,019 12,678 9,603 9,174 5,693 2,006 -65% 19,224 5,624 -71%

Property

Yearly Summary Cases Opened by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Summary Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Retail Theft 1939 1,742 1,643 1,336 2,239 2,328 1,231 -47% 1,665 1,933 16%
Theft 13 13 11 12 24 27 12 -56% 12 21 75%
Fraud/Theft of Services 3544 2,198 2,125 2,312 2,580 667 24 -96% 2,545 1,090 -57%
Vandalism 173 142 131 65 91 59 43 -27% 128 64 -50%
All Property Offenses 5669 4,095 3,910 3,725 4,934 3,081 1,310 -57% 4,350 3,108 -29%

Drugs

Yearly Summary Cases Opened by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Summary Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Alcohol Possession by Minor 256 162 126 104 41 33 27 -18% 162 34 -79%
Public Drunkenness 329 335 256 83 46 12 1 -92% 251 20 -92%
All Drug Offenses 585 497 382 187 87 45 28 -38% 413 53 -87%

Other

Yearly Summary Cases Opened by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Summary Cases Opened by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Trespass 1404 1,392 1,441 1,159 459 187 81 -57% 1,349 242 -82%
Disorderly Conduct 2414 1,852 1,000 536 395 248 74 -70% 1,450 239 -84%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 9602 8,356 1,533 416 284 138 35 -75% 4,977 152 -97%
All Other Offenses 13420 11,600 3,974 2,111 1,138 573 190 -67% 7,776 634 -92%