Arrests

Year to Date Through 04/01/2020

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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.

  -17%

8,491 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -3%

2,092 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -25%

931 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -24%

2,868 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -2%

374 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 2,453 2,341 2,131 2,098 1,996 2,166 2,092 -3% 2,256 2,085 -8%
All Property Offenses 1,569 1,454 1,542 1,514 1,203 1,240 931 -25% 1,520 1,125 -26%
All Drug Offenses 4,391 3,816 3,736 3,572 3,751 3,758 2,868 -24% 3,879 3,459 -11%
All Firearms Offenses 281 214 310 297 305 380 374 -2% 276 353 28%
All Other Offenses 291 416 291 266 213 292 209 -28% 316 238 -25%
Uncategorized Offenses 1,990 2,127 2,175 2,086 2,150 2,392 2,017 -16% 2,094 2,186 4%
All Offenses 10,975 10,368 10,185 9,833 9,618 10,228 8,491 -17% 10,340 9,446 -9%

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 37 49 49 39 43 59 58 -2% 44 53 20%
Rape 82 72 71 80 98 87 75 -14% 76 87 14%
Robbery/Gun 271 243 242 173 137 128 155 21% 232 140 -40%
Robbery/Other 292 280 267 276 246 247 229 -7% 279 241 -14%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 249 233 194 191 188 243 256 5% 217 229 6%
Aggravated Assault/Other 700 613 581 632 614 637 605 -5% 632 619 -2%
Other Assaults 772 808 690 644 611 679 648 -5% 728 646 -11%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 50 43 37 63 59 86 66 -23% 48 70 46%
All Violent Offenses 2,453 2,341 2,131 2,098 1,996 2,166 2,092 -3% 2,256 2,085 -8%

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 269 213 183 166 179 234 188 -20% 208 200 -4%
Burglary/Commercial 74 66 56 108 77 70 79 13% 76 75 -1%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 -100% 2 1 -50%
Theft from Person 4 9 10 9 6 7 8 14% 8 7 -12%
Theft from Auto 137 112 104 116 92 166 89 -46% 117 116 -1%
Retail Theft 481 494 564 529 282 111 104 -6% 517 166 -68%
Theft 202 186 162 241 175 209 139 -33% 198 174 -12%
Auto Theft 181 174 246 191 241 260 187 -28% 198 229 16%
Fraud/Theft of Services 188 157 179 105 119 140 106 -24% 157 122 -22%
Embezzlement 31 41 37 47 31 42 31 -26% 39 35 -10%
All Property Offenses 1,569 1,454 1,542 1,514 1,203 1,240 931 -25% 1,520 1,125 -26%

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 1,731 1,265 1,156 1,097 1,441 1,389 955 -31% 1,312 1,262 -4%
Drug Sales 1,646 1,498 1,486 1,512 1,520 1,687 1,464 -13% 1,536 1,557 1%
DUI 1,014 1,053 1,094 963 790 682 449 -34% 1,031 640 -38%
All Drug Offenses 4,391 3,816 3,736 3,572 3,751 3,758 2,868 -24% 3,879 3,459 -11%

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 281 214 310 297 305 380 374 -2% 276 353 28%
All Firearms Offenses 281 214 310 297 305 380 374 -2% 276 353 28%

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 195 295 156 170 135 176 77 -56% 204 129 -37%
Patronizing Prostitutes 6 32 53 28 5 15 39 160% 30 20 -33%
Threats of Violence 90 89 82 68 73 101 93 -8% 82 89 9%
All Other Offenses 291 416 291 266 213 292 209 -28% 316 238 -25%