Arrests

Year to Date Through 01/20/2020

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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.

  -16%

1,897 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -11%

311 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -9%

209 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -30%

585 Arrests YTD

Drug 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 Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
All Violent Offenses 285 268 316 313 348 311 -11% 290 324 12%
All Property Offenses 269 312 263 256 230 209 -9% 281 232 -17%
All Drug Offenses 777 801 766 768 833 585 -30% 781 729 -7%
All Other Offenses 820 759 764 681 843 792 -6% 781 772 -1%
All Offenses 2,151 2,140 2,109 2,018 2,254 1,897 -16% 2,133 2,056 -4%

Violent 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 Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Homicide 13 6 6 5 14 14 0% 8 11 38%
Rape 15 17 11 13 24 24 0% 14 20 43%
Robbery/Gun 36 51 44 33 43 32 -26% 44 36 -18%
Robbery/Other 50 43 76 69 64 52 -19% 56 62 11%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 37 42 35 46 43 57 33% 38 49 29%
Aggravated Assault/Other 134 109 144 147 160 132 -18% 129 146 13%
All Violent Offenses 285 268 316 313 348 311 -11% 290 324 12%

Property 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 Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Burglary/Residential 41 49 35 40 60 51 -15% 42 50 19%
Burglary/Commercial 5 8 23 13 11 22 100% 12 15 25%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 0 0 1 1 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Theft from Person 3 1 2 2 2 2 0% 2 2 0%
Theft from Auto 32 31 32 11 21 18 -14% 32 17 -47%
Retail Theft 118 132 85 98 25 19 -24% 112 47 -58%
Theft 36 44 43 41 28 42 50% 41 37 -10%
Auto Theft 34 47 42 50 83 55 -34% 41 63 54%
All Property Offenses 269 312 263 256 230 209 -9% 281 232 -17%

Drug 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 Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Drug Possession 257 303 250 308 312 190 -39% 270 270 0%
Drug Sales 287 276 337 317 385 308 -20% 300 337 12%
DUI 233 222 179 143 136 87 -36% 211 122 -42%
All Drug Offenses 777 801 766 768 833 585 -30% 781 729 -7%