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Charging

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: 10-30-2020

Charging Over Time


Charges by Agency


Charges by Offense Type


Demographic Breakdown