Arrests

Year to Date Through 08/03/2020

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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.

  -36%

15,583 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -21%

4,273 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -7%

2,438 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -48%

4,548 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -9%

871 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 6,205 6,083 5,253 5,266 4,919 5,408 4,273 -21% 5,702 4,867 -15%
All Property Offenses 3,963 3,759 3,776 3,772 2,764 2,630 2,438 -7% 3,818 2,611 -32%
All Drug Offenses 11,126 9,176 8,357 9,156 8,770 8,688 4,548 -48% 9,454 7,335 -22%
All Firearms Offenses 734 574 699 781 759 954 871 -9% 697 861 24%
All Other Offenses 956 908 735 786 595 688 291 -58% 846 525 -38%
Uncategorized Offenses 5,046 5,478 5,107 5,488 5,377 6,128 3,162 -48% 5,280 4,889 -7%
All Offenses 28,030 25,978 23,927 25,249 23,184 24,496 15,583 -36% 25,796 21,088 -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 84 101 114 85 100 128 142 11% 96 123 28%
Rape 180 207 184 202 229 213 159 -25% 193 200 4%
Robbery/Gun 605 482 482 391 299 282 252 -11% 490 278 -43%
Robbery/Other 789 786 616 657 568 650 452 -30% 712 557 -22%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 631 660 493 552 529 595 578 -3% 584 567 -3%
Aggravated Assault/Other 1,860 1,762 1,631 1,636 1,572 1,696 1,349 -20% 1,722 1,539 -11%
Other Assaults 1,928 1,977 1,636 1,602 1,466 1,666 1,223 -27% 1,786 1,452 -19%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 128 108 97 141 156 178 118 -34% 118 151 28%
All Violent Offenses 6,205 6,083 5,253 5,266 4,919 5,408 4,273 -21% 5,702 4,867 -15%

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 619 533 512 494 471 513 387 -25% 540 457 -15%
Burglary/Commercial 190 204 173 208 207 163 774 375% 194 381 96%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 6 3 2 6 6 3 6 100% 4 5 25%
Theft from Person 30 32 26 22 12 19 13 -32% 28 15 -46%
Theft from Auto 321 300 278 361 306 340 211 -38% 315 286 -9%
Retail Theft 1,288 1,334 1,314 1,274 418 206 163 -21% 1,302 262 -80%
Theft 534 494 481 571 428 463 291 -37% 520 394 -24%
Auto Theft 427 425 542 438 545 551 387 -30% 458 494 8%
Fraud/Theft of Services 471 350 368 294 294 281 160 -43% 371 245 -34%
Embezzlement 77 84 80 104 77 91 46 -49% 86 71 -17%
All Property Offenses 3,963 3,759 3,776 3,772 2,764 2,630 2,438 -7% 3,818 2,611 -32%

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 4,594 3,211 2,623 2,964 3,258 3,178 1,208 -62% 3,348 2,548 -24%
Drug Sales 4,277 3,574 3,316 4,018 3,664 4,051 2,405 -41% 3,796 3,373 -11%
DUI 2,255 2,391 2,418 2,174 1,848 1,459 935 -36% 2,310 1,414 -39%
All Drug Offenses 11,126 9,176 8,357 9,156 8,770 8,688 4,548 -48% 9,454 7,335 -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 734 574 699 781 759 954 871 -9% 697 861 24%
All Firearms Offenses 734 574 699 781 759 954 871 -9% 697 861 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 595 550 390 492 333 380 77 -80% 507 263 -48%
Patronizing Prostitutes 144 121 137 106 77 74 39 -47% 127 63 -50%
Threats of Violence 217 237 208 188 185 234 175 -25% 212 198 -7%
All Other Offenses 956 908 735 786 595 688 291 -58% 846 525 -38%