Arrests

Year to Date Through 01/24/2021

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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.

  -35%

1,595 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -25%

456 Arrests YTD

Violent Offenses

  -26%

222 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -45%

414 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  136%

217 Arrests YTD

Firearms Offenses

All Offenses

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 570 507 560 533 585 608 456 -25% 546 546 0%
All Property Offenses 383 423 374 356 354 299 222 -26% 393 308 -22%
All Drug Offenses 958 931 868 913 1,037 751 414 -45% 919 779 -15%
All Firearms Offenses 72 81 81 89 109 92 217 136% 78 127 63%
All Other Offenses 131 73 66 59 106 42 14 -67% 90 55 -39%
Uncategorized Offenses 533 484 547 506 612 648 272 -58% 521 510 -2%
All Offenses 2,647 2,499 2,496 2,456 2,803 2,440 1,595 -35% 2,547 2,324 -9%

Violent

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 17 7 9 8 21 16 23 44% 11 17 55%
Non-Fatal Shooting** 4 22 10 11 10 24 24 0% 12 17 42%
Rape 19 19 19 20 27 27 20 -26% 19 24 26%
Robbery/Gun 43 54 49 37 46 40 38 -5% 49 40 -18%
Robbery/Other 68 53 90 75 68 70 41 -41% 70 64 -9%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 37 33 33 48 40 43 60 40% 34 48 41%
Aggravated Assault/Other 159 130 166 179 195 170 128 -25% 152 168 11%
Other Assaults 215 183 161 145 155 197 106 -46% 186 151 -19%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 8 6 23 10 23 21 16 -24% 12 18 50%
All Violent Offenses 570 507 560 533 585 608 456 -25% 546 546 0%

Property

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 52 57 44 48 68 61 37 -39% 51 54 6%
Burglary/Commercial 14 12 41 14 17 26 10 -62% 22 17 -23%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Theft from Person 5 3 2 2 3 3 0 -100% 3 2 -33%
Theft from Auto 39 34 34 17 37 22 23 5% 36 25 -31%
Retail Theft 139 156 119 119 27 26 38 46% 138 52 -62%
Theft 43 46 50 49 47 52 25 -52% 46 43 -7%
Auto Theft 42 52 48 62 101 64 49 -23% 47 69 47%
Fraud/Theft of Services 40 51 18 34 38 34 36 6% 36 36 0%
Embezzlement 9 12 17 10 16 11 4 -64% 13 10 -23%
All Property Offenses 383 423 374 356 354 299 222 -26% 393 308 -22%

Drugs

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 316 344 277 363 382 238 110 -54% 312 273 -12%
Drug Sales 374 346 364 376 498 405 193 -52% 361 368 2%
DUI 268 241 227 174 157 108 111 3% 245 138 -44%
All Drug Offenses 958 931 868 913 1,037 751 414 -45% 919 779 -15%

Firearms

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
Possession of Firearms 72 81 81 89 109 92 217 136% 78 127 63%
All Firearms Offenses 72 81 81 89 109 92 217 136% 78 127 63%

Other

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 95 56 52 40 77 27 0 -100% 68 36 -47%
Patronizing Prostitutes 6 0 0 1 5 0 0 0% 2 2 0%
Threats of Violence 30 17 14 18 24 15 14 -7% 20 18 -10%
All Other Offenses 131 73 66 59 106 42 14 -67% 90 55 -39%