Arrests

Year to Date Through 11/28/2022

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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.

  -7%

20,697 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -6%

5,903 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  5%

3,792 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -14%

4,281 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -17%

1,822 Arrests YTD

Firearm Possession

All Offenses

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
All Violent Offenses
8,769
7,713
7,657
7,008
7,880
6,507
6,261
5,903
All Property Offenses
7,089
6,995
6,794
5,071
5,122
4,731
3,606
3,792
All Drug Offenses
10,747
9,554
11,951
10,951
11,361
5,944
4,960
4,281
All Firearm Possession
907
1,110
1,215
1,172
1,476
1,709
2,186
1,822
All Other Offenses
6,282
5,730
5,562
4,838
4,116
2,749
2,678
2,165
Uncategorized Offenses
6,161
5,742
5,873
6,078
6,484
2,756
2,524
2,734
All Offenses
39,955
36,844
39,052
35,118
36,439
24,396
22,215
20,697

Violent

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
69
81
69
77
137
153
167
184
95
72
51
69
74
63
66
69
184
201
201
190
237
235
303
303
285
246
309
307
306
249
247
197
273
284
250
223
282
206
182
307
1,627
1,301
1,275
1,027
1,100
754
706
739
3,838
3,463
3,053
2,726
3,195
2,786
2,596
2,391
·
0
324
497
519
392
449
320
1,462
1,269
1,230
1,078
1,147
890
734
666
42
48
27
26
30
23
44
29
226
188
237
228
267
190
230
187
43
59
53
59
56
74
79
59
67
60
60
54
89
71
78
150
558
441
518
447
441
421
380
302
All Violent Offenses
8,769
7,713
7,657
7,008
7,880
6,507
6,261
5,903

Property

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
948
875
902
744
883
672
545
553
312
332
315
302
228
1,032
203
287
2,201
2,050
2,102
1,757
1,878
1,125
962
968
1,721
1,812
1,641
417
239
180
228
286
46
34
51
43
31
45
20
21
815
917
780
844
867
813
870
1,007
207
184
155
138
131
66
74
56
200
211
173
174
273
219
166
120
574
521
579
519
520
448
453
398
65
59
96
133
72
131
85
96
All Property Offenses
7,089
6,995
6,794
5,071
5,122
4,731
3,606
3,792

Drugs

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
302
305
360
279
364
433
546
531
4,710
4,431
5,202
4,909
5,261
3,221
3,016
2,489
5,668
4,756
6,350
5,733
5,645
2,205
1,356
1,214
67
62
39
30
91
85
42
47
All Drug Offenses
10,747
9,554
11,951
10,951
11,361
5,944
4,960
4,281

Firearms

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
379
472
496
545
684
701
817
787
505
603
687
601
768
966
1,334
998
17
30
28
22
19
38
31
33
All Firearm Possession
907
1,110
1,215
1,172
1,476
1,709
2,186
1,822

Other

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
441
376
449
452
497
479
445
364
DUI
3,994
3,805
3,491
3,127
2,362
1,662
1,661
1,157
816
662
756
573
483
92
16
98
154
181
183
99
110
45
0
45
9
21
14
8
5
1
1
0
691
554
545
465
541
378
443
405
5
7
20
18
18
23
36
23
52
33
43
20
25
9
21
25
3
5
1
5
23
13
1
9
All Other Offenses
6,282
5,730
5,562
4,838
4,116
2,749
2,678
2,165