We Obtained Never-Before-Seen Data on How Chesa Boudin is Prosecuting Cases. Here’s What It Shows

When Chesa Boudin ran for San Francisco District Attorney in 2019, he promised to approach crime differently than his predecessors, in part by no longer prosecuting lower-level offenses like recreational drug use. He also pledged to take more rape cases to trial, even if that meant he would lose those cases more frequently.

Less than two years after taking office, Boudin faces a likely recall election after critics of his administration garnered more than 83,000 signatures from residents who believe he has made the city less safe. To explore that claim, the Chronicle conducted a comprehensive review of how often his office decides to prosecute arrested individuals and how often it secures convictions in selected types of crime.

Boudin’s overall charging rate is 48%, slightly lower than predecessor George Gascón’s 54% in his last two years and on par with Gascón’s charging rates in 2016 and 2017. But overall charging rates can be misleading because the types of cases the D.A. receives from police can change significantly from year to year, especially during abnormal periods such as the current global pandemic.

A review of charging rates for specific crime types, which allows a more accurate assessment of what Boudin’s administration has done differently, shows that charging rates have increased for rape and drug cases under his watch, while they have decreased for theft and other lower-level offenses.

Click here to read the full article at the San Francisco Chronicle


  1. When crime is rampant, it gives the globalists a reason to come in with tyrannical power

  2. Stan Sexton says

    Chesa Boudin and George Gascon were bought and paid for by George Soros, Redd Hastings et ux, and Dustin Moskovitz of Facebook. Great example of how the billionaires are taking over the political system. We must repeal Citizens United and restrict campaign contributions.

  3. Isn’t it interesting that the super wealthy that made it by being free from government constraints, are the worst of the offenders by promoting dictatorial government?

    Boudin has an out. He was brain washed by severely twisted parents who planned and killed people. But then again there are many who were raised in difficult circumstances who found their way to the light and turned their backs on darkness.

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