Arrests

Year to Date Through 06/03/2020

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The data below show Philadelphia totals for people arrested by local and state law enforcement agencies for different offense types. The facts associated with each arrest are submitted to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO). The DAO then determines which charges to bring.

  -30%

12,241 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -16%

3,179 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -3%

1,888 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -41%

3,671 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  5%

706 Arrests YTD

Firearms Offenses

All Offenses

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
All Violent Offenses 4,335 4,223 3,732 3,658 3,478 3,806 3,179 -16% 3,987 3,488 -13%
All Property Offenses 2,788 2,600 2,741 2,640 1,941 1,951 1,888 -3% 2,692 1,927 -28%
All Drug Offenses 7,892 6,616 6,480 6,400 6,213 6,182 3,671 -41% 6,847 5,355 -22%
All Firearms Offenses 535 394 547 534 537 670 706 5% 502 638 27%
All Other Offenses 572 673 520 478 393 489 243 -50% 561 375 -33%
Uncategorized Offenses 3,581 3,793 3,757 3,789 3,761 4,316 2,554 -41% 3,730 3,544 -5%
All Offenses 19,703 18,299 17,777 17,499 16,323 17,414 12,241 -30% 18,320 15,326 -16%

Violent

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Homicide 60 72 84 66 77 97 98 1% 70 91 30%
Rape 136 141 129 149 167 146 108 -26% 139 140 1%
Robbery/Gun 434 353 380 275 231 191 214 12% 360 212 -41%
Robbery/Other 535 539 438 471 393 429 352 -18% 496 391 -21%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 473 450 356 359 357 425 432 2% 410 405 -1%
Aggravated Assault/Other 1,278 1,167 1,122 1,105 1,096 1,154 975 -16% 1,168 1,075 -8%
Other Assaults 1,332 1,433 1,153 1,130 1,048 1,220 918 -25% 1,262 1,062 -16%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 87 68 70 103 109 144 82 -43% 82 112 37%
All Violent Offenses 4,335 4,223 3,732 3,658 3,478 3,806 3,179 -16% 3,987 3,488 -13%

Property

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Burglary/Residential 436 383 364 347 323 391 295 -25% 382 336 -12%
Burglary/Commercial 131 112 121 163 125 124 612 394% 132 287 117%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 6 3 1 4 3 3 4 33% 4 3 -25%
Theft from Person 19 20 13 16 8 10 12 20% 17 10 -41%
Theft from Auto 211 216 195 224 192 257 158 -39% 212 202 -5%
Retail Theft 911 938 945 917 358 167 136 -19% 928 220 -76%
Theft 366 335 338 386 291 322 212 -34% 356 275 -23%
Auto Theft 308 289 420 313 373 394 293 -26% 332 353 6%
Fraud/Theft of Services 341 242 279 198 213 212 127 -40% 265 184 -31%
Embezzlement 59 62 65 72 55 71 39 -45% 64 55 -14%
All Property Offenses 2,788 2,600 2,741 2,640 1,941 1,951 1,888 -3% 2,692 1,927 -28%

Drugs

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Drug Possession 3,200 2,244 2,050 2,016 2,321 2,259 1,043 -54% 2,378 1,874 -21%
Drug Sales 3,021 2,613 2,574 2,806 2,561 2,828 1,967 -30% 2,754 2,452 -11%
DUI 1,671 1,759 1,856 1,578 1,331 1,095 661 -40% 1,716 1,029 -40%
All Drug Offenses 7,892 6,616 6,480 6,400 6,213 6,182 3,671 -41% 6,847 5,355 -22%

Firearms

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Possession of Firearms 535 394 547 534 537 670 706 5% 502 638 27%
All Firearms Offenses 535 394 547 534 537 670 706 5% 502 638 27%

Other

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work 346 416 267 306 217 275 77 -72% 334 190 -43%
Patronizing Prostitutes 78 86 103 55 40 35 39 11% 80 38 -52%
Threats of Violence 148 171 150 117 136 179 127 -29% 146 147 1%
All Other Offenses 572 673 520 478 393 489 243 -50% 561 375 -33%