Arrests

Year to Date Through 09/29/2020

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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%

19,819 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -19%

5,524 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -10%

2,962 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -45%

5,819 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  8%

1,309 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 7,906 7,689 6,704 6,695 6,231 6,844 5,524 -19% 7,248 6,200 -14%
All Property Offenses 5,162 4,915 4,894 4,763 3,457 3,306 2,962 -10% 4,934 3,242 -34%
All Drug Offenses 14,002 11,388 10,260 11,375 10,964 10,666 5,819 -45% 11,756 9,150 -22%
All Firearms Offenses 912 749 917 1,023 969 1,213 1,309 8% 900 1,164 29%
All Other Offenses 1,268 1,138 935 993 765 828 328 -60% 1,084 640 -41%
Uncategorized Offenses 6,498 6,944 6,610 6,937 7,001 7,615 3,877 -49% 6,747 6,164 -9%
All Offenses 35,748 32,823 30,320 31,786 29,387 30,472 19,819 -35% 32,669 26,559 -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 116 135 132 106 128 171 189 11% 122 163 34%
Rape 232 251 224 253 290 250 216 -14% 240 252 5%
Robbery/Gun 733 600 612 483 382 394 284 -28% 607 353 -42%
Robbery/Other 993 1,008 810 854 742 835 558 -33% 916 712 -22%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 786 816 649 677 666 751 792 5% 732 736 1%
Aggravated Assault/Other 2,443 2,256 2,083 2,070 2,009 2,118 1,756 -17% 2,213 1,961 -11%
Other Assaults 2,444 2,480 2,068 2,066 1,828 2,104 1,568 -25% 2,264 1,833 -19%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 159 143 126 186 186 221 161 -27% 154 189 23%
All Violent Offenses 7,906 7,689 6,704 6,695 6,231 6,844 5,524 -19% 7,248 6,200 -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 808 703 673 665 611 644 491 -24% 712 582 -18%
Burglary/Commercial 275 281 265 269 248 202 842 317% 272 431 58%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 7 5 4 8 7 4 6 50% 6 6 0%
Theft from Person 38 38 34 36 21 22 14 -36% 36 19 -47%
Theft from Auto 424 420 364 481 435 419 251 -40% 422 368 -13%
Retail Theft 1,670 1,689 1,673 1,562 460 265 208 -22% 1,648 311 -81%
Theft 717 644 631 707 559 589 367 -38% 675 505 -25%
Auto Theft 523 557 684 537 670 680 525 -23% 575 625 9%
Fraud/Theft of Services 598 467 458 375 359 358 198 -45% 474 305 -36%
Embezzlement 102 111 108 123 87 123 60 -51% 111 90 -19%
All Property Offenses 5,162 4,915 4,894 4,763 3,457 3,306 2,962 -10% 4,934 3,242 -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 5,910 3,947 3,280 3,664 4,067 3,831 1,554 -59% 4,200 3,151 -25%
Drug Sales 5,240 4,472 4,078 4,988 4,543 5,045 2,995 -41% 4,694 4,194 -11%
DUI 2,852 2,969 2,902 2,723 2,354 1,790 1,270 -29% 2,862 1,805 -37%
All Drug Offenses 14,002 11,388 10,260 11,375 10,964 10,666 5,819 -45% 11,756 9,150 -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 912 749 917 1,023 969 1,213 1,309 8% 900 1,164 29%
All Firearms Offenses 912 749 917 1,023 969 1,213 1,309 8% 900 1,164 29%

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 776 703 534 619 449 439 80 -82% 658 323 -51%
Patronizing Prostitutes 212 137 144 138 90 102 41 -60% 158 78 -51%
Threats of Violence 280 298 257 236 226 287 207 -28% 268 240 -10%
All Other Offenses 1,268 1,138 935 993 765 828 328 -60% 1,084 640 -41%