Summary Offense Charges

Year End 12/31/2023

Definitions | Limitations

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

  -6%

2,366 Cases

All Offenses

  -11%

1,484 Cases

Property Offenses

  0%

0 Cases

Drug Offenses

  17%

547 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 Charged by Police District

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

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
All Property Offenses
4,860
4,827
6,516
8,683
10,065
7,783
7,317
6,805
7,101
4,387
1,684
1,419
1,661
1,484
All Drug Offenses
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
15
0
14
0
3
0
0
All Other Offenses
5,572
4,426
3,838
4,862
4,275
3,525
2,313
1,450
1,182
829
288
440
466
547
Uncategorized Offenses
9,945
9,109
11,295
13,516
15,409
14,007
3,400
1,556
1,053
613
187
322
387
335
All Offenses
20,377
18,362
21,650
27,061
29,749
25,315
13,031
9,826
9,336
5,843
2,159
2,184
2,514
2,366

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 Charged by Police District

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

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2,735
2,576
2,652
2,347
1,993
1,799
1,682
1,393
2,350
2,471
1,315
877
1,134
869
7
4
2
2
1
1
2
0
9
2
0
4
1
0
448
484
609
2,942
4,730
2,757
2,557
2,902
3,483
951
36
131
129
142
1,255
1,332
2,710
2,747
2,648
2,795
2,762
2,351
1,115
860
254
342
330
410
385
326
348
302
272
212
189
114
132
102
79
65
65
63
30
105
195
343
421
219
125
45
12
1
0
0
2
0
All Property Offenses
4,860
4,827
6,516
8,683
10,065
7,783
7,317
6,805
7,101
4,387
1,684
1,419
1,661
1,484

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 Charged by Police District

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

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
15
0
14
0
3
0
0
All Drug Offenses
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
15
0
14
0
3
0
0

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 Charged by Police District

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

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
3,495
2,851
2,792
3,165
2,696
2,255
1,541
851
600
379
124
123
161
237
1,415
1,027
629
1,290
972
629
369
448
489
413
161
296
281
286
623
530
401
387
592
615
386
140
86
30
1
18
22
18
39
18
16
20
15
26
17
11
7
7
2
3
2
6
All Other Offenses
5,572
4,426
3,838
4,862
4,275
3,525
2,313
1,450
1,182
829
288
440
466
547