Arrests

Year to Date Through 10/25/2021

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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.

  -9%

20,255 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -4%

5,906 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -17%

2,735 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -17%

5,515 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  26%

1,932 Arrests YTD

Firearms Possession

All Offenses

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
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 Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
All Violent Offenses 8,380 7,320 7,352 6,770 7,515 6,137 5,906 -4% 7,684 6,582 -14%
All Property Offenses 5,375 5,403 5,268 3,791 3,634 3,285 2,735 -17% 5,349 3,361 -37%
All Drug Offenses 12,419 11,258 12,729 11,978 11,541 6,666 5,515 -17% 12,135 8,925 -26%
All Firearms Possession 818 1,007 1,118 1,049 1,313 1,532 1,932 26% 981 1,456 48%
All Other Offenses 1,258 1,056 1,184 894 900 367 220 -40% 1,166 595 -49%
Uncategorized Offenses 7,650 7,274 7,537 7,623 8,377 4,253 3,947 -7% 7,487 6,050 -19%
All Offenses 35,900 33,318 35,188 32,105 33,280 22,240 20,255 -9% 34,802 26,970 -23%

Violent

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
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 Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Homicide 153 140 119 141 190 210 217 3% 137 190 39%
Non-Fatal Shooting** 155 190 182 177 233 228 298 31% 176 234 33%
Rape 275 250 280 311 282 233 230 -1% 268 264 -1%
Robbery/Gun 645 625 518 393 435 303 292 -4% 596 356 -40%
Robbery/Other 1,101 898 948 821 917 621 524 -16% 982 721 -27%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 740 580 561 573 600 682 707 4% 627 640 2%
Aggravated Assault/Other 2,465 2,271 2,285 2,184 2,312 1,934 1,814 -6% 2,340 2,061 -12%
Other Assaults 2,691 2,222 2,247 1,971 2,292 1,741 1,622 -7% 2,387 1,906 -20%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 155 144 212 199 254 185 202 9% 170 210 24%
All Violent Offenses 8,380 7,320 7,352 6,770 7,515 6,137 5,906 -4% 7,684 6,582 -14%

Property

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
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 Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Burglary/Residential 781 749 736 679 729 548 741 35% 755 674 -11%
Burglary/Commercial 301 305 299 292 229 864 175 -80% 302 390 29%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 5 5 8 9 5 7 3 -57% 6 6 0%
Theft from Person 42 36 40 21 23 15 23 53% 39 20 -49%
Theft from Auto 453 418 541 466 456 320 198 -38% 471 360 -24%
Retail Theft 1,825 1,836 1,711 489 297 231 253 10% 1,791 318 -82%
Theft 718 685 784 608 632 416 356 -14% 729 503 -31%
Auto Theft 607 756 593 726 729 586 689 18% 652 682 5%
Fraud/Theft of Services 523 497 416 401 403 232 272 17% 479 327 -32%
Embezzlement 120 116 140 100 131 66 25 -62% 125 80 -36%
All Property Offenses 5,375 5,403 5,268 3,791 3,634 3,285 2,735 -17% 5,349 3,361 -37%

Drugs

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
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 Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Drug Possession 4,299 3,625 4,222 4,454 4,148 1,840 1,042 -43% 4,049 2,871 -29%
Drug Sales 4,880 4,506 5,590 5,020 5,467 3,441 3,077 -11% 4,992 4,251 -15%
DUI 3,240 3,127 2,917 2,504 1,926 1,385 1,396 1% 3,095 1,803 -42%
All Drug Offenses 12,419 11,258 12,729 11,978 11,541 6,666 5,515 -17% 12,135 8,925 -26%

Firearms

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
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 Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Illegal Firearms Possession 818 1,007 1,118 1,049 1,313 1,532 1,932 26% 981 1,456 48%
All Firearms Possession 818 1,007 1,118 1,049 1,313 1,532 1,932 26% 981 1,456 48%

Other

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
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 Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work 762 605 738 520 471 99 12 -88% 702 276 -61%
Patronizing Prostitutes 161 177 184 117 119 45 1 -98% 174 70 -60%
Threats of Violence 335 274 262 257 310 223 207 -7% 290 249 -14%
All Other Offenses 1,258 1,056 1,184 894 900 367 220 -40% 1,166 595 -49%