Arrests

Year to Date Through 07/10/2020

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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.

  -35%

14,184 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -20%

3,861 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -2%

2,282 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -48%

4,046 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -6%

799 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 5,502 5,331 4,728 4,644 4,325 4,811 3,861 -20% 5,051 4,332 -14%
All Property Offenses 3,499 3,324 3,397 3,301 2,441 2,328 2,282 -2% 3,380 2,350 -30%
All Drug Offenses 9,871 8,205 7,854 8,082 7,767 7,761 4,046 -48% 8,503 6,525 -23%
All Firearms Offenses 662 498 644 680 661 854 799 -6% 621 771 24%
All Other Offenses 799 821 646 658 497 613 269 -56% 731 460 -37%
Uncategorized Offenses 4,459 4,834 4,680 4,818 4,703 5,454 2,927 -46% 4,698 4,361 -7%
All Offenses 24,792 23,013 21,949 22,183 20,394 21,821 14,184 -35% 22,984 18,800 -18%

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 72 88 98 76 89 117 118 1% 84 108 29%
Rape 165 178 168 175 198 183 140 -23% 172 174 1%
Robbery/Gun 545 425 442 349 270 245 244 0% 440 253 -42%
Robbery/Other 698 676 553 574 488 563 423 -25% 625 491 -21%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 579 567 443 483 454 530 514 -3% 518 499 -4%
Aggravated Assault/Other 1,646 1,550 1,450 1,428 1,392 1,505 1,207 -20% 1,518 1,368 -10%
Other Assaults 1,687 1,757 1,485 1,432 1,294 1,503 1,110 -26% 1,590 1,302 -18%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 110 90 89 127 140 165 105 -36% 104 137 32%
All Violent Offenses 5,502 5,331 4,728 4,644 4,325 4,811 3,861 -20% 5,051 4,332 -14%

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 535 474 471 451 416 470 358 -24% 483 415 -14%
Burglary/Commercial 165 161 151 190 183 145 763 426% 167 364 118%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 6 3 1 4 5 3 6 100% 4 5 25%
Theft from Person 23 27 23 19 11 15 13 -13% 23 13 -43%
Theft from Auto 279 271 239 311 255 302 193 -36% 275 250 -9%
Retail Theft 1,140 1,177 1,174 1,117 397 190 155 -18% 1,152 247 -79%
Theft 477 427 422 488 369 399 261 -35% 454 343 -24%
Auto Theft 372 388 503 384 475 469 349 -26% 412 431 5%
Fraud/Theft of Services 432 317 339 252 259 256 140 -45% 335 218 -35%
Embezzlement 70 79 74 85 71 79 44 -44% 77 65 -16%
All Property Offenses 3,499 3,324 3,397 3,301 2,441 2,328 2,282 -2% 3,380 2,350 -30%

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 4,059 2,855 2,469 2,583 2,894 2,854 1,088 -62% 2,992 2,279 -24%
Drug Sales 3,817 3,224 3,134 3,552 3,214 3,589 2,164 -40% 3,432 2,989 -13%
DUI 1,995 2,126 2,251 1,947 1,659 1,318 794 -40% 2,080 1,257 -40%
All Drug Offenses 9,871 8,205 7,854 8,082 7,767 7,761 4,046 -48% 8,503 6,525 -23%

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 662 498 644 680 661 854 799 -6% 621 771 24%
All Firearms Offenses 662 498 644 680 661 854 799 -6% 621 771 24%

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 494 496 331 402 282 348 77 -78% 431 236 -45%
Patronizing Prostitutes 118 111 125 87 56 61 39 -36% 110 52 -53%
Threats of Violence 187 214 190 169 159 204 153 -25% 190 172 -9%
All Other Offenses 799 821 646 658 497 613 269 -56% 731 460 -37%