Arrests

Year to Date Through 12/05/2019

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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.

  3%

36,923 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  9%

5,558 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -5%

3,514 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -6%

12,662 Arrests YTD

Drug 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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
All Violent Offenses 6,583 6,278 5,566 5,487 5,110 5,558 9% 5,978 5,334 -11%
All Property Offenses 5,687 5,333 5,464 5,320 3,692 3,514 -5% 5,451 3,603 -34%
All Drug Offenses 16,752 14,134 12,674 14,685 13,407 12,662 -6% 14,561 13,034 -10%
All Other Offenses 14,976 15,003 13,926 14,417 13,618 15,189 12% 14,580 14,404 -1%
All Offenses 43,998 40,748 37,630 39,909 35,827 36,923 3% 40,571 36,375 -10%

Violent 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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Homicide 163 166 149 137 159 217 36% 154 188 22%
Rape 300 309 274 318 335 312 -7% 300 324 8%
Robbery/Gun 925 761 737 606 466 484 4% 757 475 -37%
Robbery/Other 1,241 1,284 1,014 1,064 913 1,007 10% 1,151 960 -17%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 951 980 809 826 792 925 17% 892 858 -4%
Aggravated Assault/Other 3,003 2,778 2,583 2,536 2,445 2,613 7% 2,725 2,529 -7%
All Violent Offenses 6,583 6,278 5,566 5,487 5,110 5,558 9% 5,978 5,334 -11%

Property 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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Burglary/Residential 1,030 885 838 817 757 831 10% 892 794 -11%
Burglary/Commercial 322 333 341 337 316 253 -20% 333 284 -15%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 7 5 5 8 11 7 -36% 6 9 50%
Theft from Person 44 46 43 45 22 24 9% 44 23 -48%
Theft from Auto 521 504 496 617 545 504 -8% 534 524 -2%
Retail Theft 2,110 2,071 2,101 1,959 532 357 -33% 2,060 444 -78%
Theft 870 790 808 873 698 709 2% 835 704 -16%
Auto Theft 783 699 832 664 811 829 2% 744 820 10%
All Property Offenses 5,687 5,333 5,464 5,320 3,692 3,514 -5% 5,451 3,603 -34%

Drug 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 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Drug Possession 6,935 4,895 4,057 4,986 4,974 4,526 -9% 5,218 4,750 -9%
Drug Sales 6,206 5,564 5,096 6,419 5,639 5,954 6% 5,821 5,796 0%
DUI 3,611 3,675 3,521 3,280 2,794 2,182 -22% 3,522 2,488 -29%
All Drug Offenses 16,752 14,134 12,674 14,685 13,407 12,662 -6% 14,561 13,034 -10%