Summary Offense Charges

Year End 12/31/2019

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

  -38%

5,690 Cases

All Offenses

  -38%

3,081 Cases

Property Offenses

  -48%

45 Cases

Drug Offenses

  -50%

573 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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
All Property Offenses 5,670 4,099 3,913 3,726 4,935 3,081 -38% 4,352 4,008 -8%
All Drug Offenses 585 497 382 187 87 45 -48% 413 66 -84%
All Other Offenses 13,429 11,608 3,977 2,118 1,139 573 -50% 7,783 856 -89%
Uncategorized Offenses 9,911 8,813 4,406 3,572 3,013 1,991 -34% 6,676 2,502 -63%
All Offenses 29,595 25,017 12,678 9,603 9,174 5,690 -38% 19,223 7,432 -61%

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Retail Theft 1,938 1,742 1,643 1,336 2,239 2,328 4% 1,665 2,284 37%
Theft 13 13 11 12 24 27 12% 12 26 117%
Fraud/Theft of Services 3,545 2,199 2,127 2,313 2,581 667 -74% 2,546 1,624 -36%
Vandalism 174 145 132 65 91 59 -35% 129 75 -42%
All Property Offenses 5,670 4,099 3,913 3,726 4,935 3,081 -38% 4,352 4,008 -8%

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Alcohol Possession by Minor 256 162 126 104 41 33 -20% 162 37 -77%
Public Drunkenness 329 335 256 83 46 12 -74% 251 29 -88%
All Drug Offenses 585 497 382 187 87 45 -48% 413 66 -84%

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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Trespass 1,406 1,393 1,442 1,164 460 187 -59% 1,351 324 -76%
Disorderly Conduct 2,415 1,853 1,000 538 395 248 -37% 1,452 322 -78%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 9,608 8,362 1,535 416 284 138 -51% 4,980 211 -96%
All Other Offenses 13,429 11,608 3,977 2,118 1,139 573 -50% 7,783 856 -89%