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%

2,369 Cases

All Offenses

  -11%

1,486 Cases

Property Offenses

  0%

0 Cases

Drug Offenses

  18%

548 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
7,102
4,387
1,685
1,419
1,663
1,486
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
4,274
3,525
2,313
1,450
1,182
829
289
440
466
548
Uncategorized Offenses
9,945
9,109
11,295
13,516
15,410
14,007
3,400
1,556
1,052
613
186
323
390
335
All Offenses
20,377
18,362
21,650
27,061
29,749
25,315
13,031
9,826
9,336
5,843
2,160
2,185
2,519
2,369

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
2,351
2,471
1,316
877
1,134
871
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
331
410
385
326
348
302
272
212
189
114
132
102
79
65
66
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
7,102
4,387
1,685
1,419
1,663
1,486

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
2,695
2,255
1,541
851
600
379
125
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
19
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
4,274
3,525
2,313
1,450
1,182
829
289
440
466
548