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After reviewing a case presented for review, prosecutors decide whether to issue charges. A charge is a formal accusation filed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office that a specific person has committed a specific crime, also referred to as filing a criminal complaint or information. Reasons charges are not issued include acceptance into a pre-charge diversion program, insufficient evidence/investigation by law enforcement, or when the charges did not rise to the level of a crime. Data updated to: 11-30-2023

Charging Over Time

Charges by Agency

Charges by Offense Type

Demographic Breakdown