Arrests

Year to Date Through 03/06/2021

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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.

  -37%

4,452 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -24%

1,233 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -31%

542 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -49%

1,260 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  100%

554 Arrests YTD

Firearms Offenses

All Offenses

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
All Violent Offenses 1,646 1,463 1,502 1,455 1,561 1,615 1,233 -24% 1,537 1,466 -5%
All Property Offenses 1,019 1,108 1,100 944 881 790 542 -31% 1,076 789 -27%
All Drug Offenses 2,665 2,679 2,495 2,602 2,692 2,459 1,260 -49% 2,613 2,253 -14%
All Firearms Offenses 150 212 227 233 284 277 554 100% 196 337 72%
All Other Offenses 286 190 207 152 222 176 48 -73% 228 150 -34%
Uncategorized Offenses 1,435 1,529 1,455 1,509 1,655 1,718 815 -53% 1,473 1,424 -3%
All Offenses 7,201 7,181 6,986 6,895 7,295 7,035 4,452 -37% 7,123 6,419 -10%

Violent

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Homicide 38 23 29 34 42 42 47 12% 30 41 37%
Non-Fatal Shooting** 15 53 34 29 66 43 66 53% 34 51 50%
Rape 57 42 55 74 71 66 50 -24% 51 65 27%
Robbery/Gun 174 168 128 92 96 124 93 -25% 157 101 -36%
Robbery/Other 176 198 206 189 166 184 114 -38% 193 163 -16%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 152 93 104 124 111 126 158 25% 116 130 12%
Aggravated Assault/Other 431 386 443 447 469 467 349 -25% 420 433 3%
Other Assaults 576 481 453 426 483 504 312 -38% 503 431 -14%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 27 19 50 40 57 59 44 -25% 32 50 56%
All Violent Offenses 1,646 1,463 1,502 1,455 1,561 1,615 1,233 -24% 1,537 1,466 -5%

Property

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Burglary/Residential 150 137 116 137 182 149 89 -40% 134 139 4%
Burglary/Commercial 43 40 84 38 42 71 33 -54% 56 46 -18%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 Inf% 1 0 -100%
Theft from Person 8 6 7 4 5 7 2 -71% 7 4 -43%
Theft from Auto 74 71 93 71 86 72 51 -29% 79 70 -11%
Retail Theft 350 399 364 262 84 89 64 -28% 371 125 -66%
Theft 123 113 191 124 147 127 70 -45% 142 117 -18%
Auto Theft 118 181 134 192 198 159 145 -9% 144 174 21%
Fraud/Theft of Services 118 129 76 92 104 89 81 -9% 108 92 -15%
Embezzlement 34 31 33 23 33 27 6 -78% 33 22 -33%
All Property Offenses 1,019 1,108 1,100 944 881 790 542 -31% 1,076 789 -27%

Drugs

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Drug Possession 894 852 744 1,000 1,005 820 293 -64% 830 780 -6%
Drug Sales 1,040 1,051 1,079 1,049 1,187 1,284 637 -50% 1,057 1,039 -2%
DUI 731 776 672 553 500 355 330 -7% 726 434 -40%
All Drug Offenses 2,665 2,679 2,495 2,602 2,692 2,459 1,260 -49% 2,613 2,253 -14%

Firearms

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Possession of Firearms 150 212 227 233 284 277 554 100% 196 337 72%
All Firearms Offenses 150 212 227 233 284 277 554 100% 196 337 72%

Other

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work 208 110 129 96 135 66 0 -100% 149 74 -50%
Patronizing Prostitutes 19 21 24 2 15 39 1 -97% 21 14 -33%
Threats of Violence 59 59 54 54 72 71 47 -34% 57 61 7%
All Other Offenses 286 190 207 152 222 176 48 -73% 228 150 -34%