Arrests

Year to Date Through 10/28/2020

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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.

  -33%

22,459 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -18%

6,185 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -7%

3,397 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -43%

6,682 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  17%

1,550 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 8,859 8,460 7,401 7,403 6,815 7,576 6,185 -18% 8,031 6,859 -15%
All Property Offenses 5,749 5,441 5,466 5,303 3,833 3,656 3,397 -7% 5,490 3,629 -34%
All Drug Offenses 15,249 12,534 11,404 12,896 12,081 11,629 6,682 -43% 13,021 10,131 -22%
All Firearms Offenses 1,011 841 1,026 1,141 1,063 1,325 1,550 17% 1,005 1,313 31%
All Other Offenses 1,439 1,266 1,071 1,190 900 904 368 -59% 1,242 724 -42%
Uncategorized Offenses 7,238 7,732 7,363 7,604 7,692 8,443 4,277 -49% 7,484 6,804 -9%
All Offenses 39,545 36,274 33,731 35,537 32,384 33,533 22,459 -33% 36,272 29,459 -19%

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 136 153 141 119 141 190 214 13% 137 182 33%
Rape 267 278 252 282 313 284 235 -17% 270 277 3%
Robbery/Gun 841 665 667 529 418 448 307 -31% 676 391 -42%
Robbery/Other 1,110 1,120 908 959 828 918 627 -32% 1,024 791 -23%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 868 884 730 733 724 828 903 9% 804 818 2%
Aggravated Assault/Other 2,711 2,491 2,301 2,296 2,209 2,340 1,963 -16% 2,450 2,171 -11%
Other Assaults 2,741 2,711 2,257 2,270 1,983 2,314 1,751 -24% 2,495 2,016 -19%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 185 158 145 215 199 254 185 -27% 176 213 21%
All Violent Offenses 8,859 8,460 7,401 7,403 6,815 7,576 6,185 -18% 8,031 6,859 -15%

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 906 789 753 741 686 736 550 -25% 797 657 -18%
Burglary/Commercial 302 301 306 300 299 229 962 320% 302 497 65%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 7 5 5 8 9 5 7 40% 6 7 17%
Theft from Person 42 43 37 40 21 23 15 -35% 40 20 -50%
Theft from Auto 472 461 429 543 468 459 320 -30% 476 416 -13%
Retail Theft 1,872 1,841 1,855 1,731 494 301 234 -22% 1,825 343 -81%
Theft 786 724 694 786 617 634 421 -34% 748 557 -26%
Auto Theft 587 622 764 597 732 732 588 -20% 642 684 7%
Fraud/Theft of Services 643 533 505 417 404 406 234 -42% 524 348 -34%
Embezzlement 132 122 118 140 103 131 66 -50% 128 100 -22%
All Property Offenses 5,749 5,441 5,466 5,303 3,833 3,656 3,397 -7% 5,490 3,629 -34%

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 6,410 4,337 3,671 4,289 4,487 4,173 1,844 -56% 4,677 3,501 -25%
Drug Sales 5,678 4,935 4,576 5,662 5,053 5,497 3,451 -37% 5,213 4,667 -10%
DUI 3,161 3,262 3,157 2,945 2,541 1,959 1,387 -29% 3,131 1,962 -37%
All Drug Offenses 15,249 12,534 11,404 12,896 12,081 11,629 6,682 -43% 13,021 10,131 -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 1,011 841 1,026 1,141 1,063 1,325 1,550 17% 1,005 1,313 31%
All Firearms Offenses 1,011 841 1,026 1,141 1,063 1,325 1,550 17% 1,005 1,313 31%

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 854 765 611 740 524 472 99 -79% 742 365 -51%
Patronizing Prostitutes 283 165 180 184 117 119 45 -62% 203 94 -54%
Threats of Violence 302 336 280 266 259 313 224 -28% 296 265 -10%
All Other Offenses 1,439 1,266 1,071 1,190 900 904 368 -59% 1,242 724 -42%