Arrests

Year to Date Through 02/23/2020

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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.

  -6%

5,687 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  1%

1,309 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -16%

658 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -10%

2,002 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -5%

222 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 1,420 1,334 1,167 1,273 1,220 1,301 1,309 1% 1,298 1,277 -2%
All Property Offenses 908 847 878 916 842 783 658 -16% 887 761 -14%
All Drug Offenses 2,489 2,219 2,076 2,022 2,159 2,234 2,002 -10% 2,202 2,132 -3%
All Firearms Offenses 178 127 177 188 190 233 222 -5% 168 215 28%
All Other Offenses 144 251 156 179 132 179 140 -22% 182 150 -18%
Uncategorized Offenses 1,111 1,189 1,206 1,220 1,271 1,351 1,356 0% 1,182 1,326 12%
All Offenses 6,250 5,967 5,660 5,798 5,814 6,081 5,687 -6% 5,919 5,861 -1%

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 15 27 15 23 25 33 32 -3% 20 30 50%
Rape 45 50 35 47 60 63 55 -13% 44 59 34%
Robbery/Gun 171 150 142 115 74 83 106 28% 144 88 -39%
Robbery/Other 185 146 147 175 160 141 151 7% 163 151 -7%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 130 146 99 110 123 139 136 -2% 121 133 10%
Aggravated Assault/Other 387 334 313 370 372 399 372 -7% 351 381 9%
Other Assaults 451 462 398 388 375 398 412 4% 425 395 -7%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 36 19 18 45 31 45 45 0% 30 40 33%
All Violent Offenses 1,420 1,334 1,167 1,273 1,220 1,301 1,309 1% 1,298 1,277 -2%

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 143 105 108 100 110 171 125 -27% 114 135 18%
Burglary/Commercial 34 34 28 64 36 40 63 57% 40 46 15%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0% 1 0 -100%
Theft from Person 0 6 4 7 2 5 6 20% 4 4 0%
Theft from Auto 102 69 56 77 53 80 50 -38% 76 61 -20%
Retail Theft 287 301 324 300 256 71 73 3% 303 133 -56%
Theft 108 103 95 157 109 132 111 -16% 116 117 1%
Auto Theft 111 97 124 114 179 166 142 -14% 112 162 45%
Fraud/Theft of Services 103 105 111 65 79 88 69 -22% 96 79 -18%
Embezzlement 18 27 27 30 17 30 19 -37% 26 22 -15%
All Property Offenses 908 847 878 916 842 783 658 -16% 887 761 -14%

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 955 739 681 600 809 852 675 -21% 744 779 5%
Drug Sales 946 877 799 881 895 981 1,056 8% 876 977 12%
DUI 588 603 596 541 455 401 271 -32% 582 376 -35%
All Drug Offenses 2,489 2,219 2,076 2,022 2,159 2,234 2,002 -10% 2,202 2,132 -3%

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 178 127 177 188 190 233 222 -5% 168 215 28%
All Firearms Offenses 178 127 177 188 190 233 222 -5% 168 215 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 93 179 85 114 84 109 55 -50% 118 83 -30%
Patronizing Prostitutes 1 19 21 19 2 8 30 275% 15 13 -13%
Threats of Violence 50 53 50 46 46 62 55 -11% 50 54 8%
All Other Offenses 144 251 156 179 132 179 140 -22% 182 150 -18%