Arrests

Year End 12/31/2019

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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.

  3%

39,598 Arrests

All Offenses

  12%

9,076 Arrests

Violent Offenses

  -2%

4,479 Arrests

Property Offenses

  -6%

13,536 Arrests

Drug Offenses

  23%

1,592 Arrests

Firearms Offenses

All Offenses

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
All Violent Offenses 10,529 10,054 8,814 8,802 8,092 9,076 12% 9,550 8,584 -10%
All Property Offenses 7,026 6,601 6,616 6,407 4,560 4,479 -2% 6,662 4,520 -32%
All Drug Offenses 17,676 15,016 13,745 15,712 14,427 13,536 -6% 15,537 13,982 -10%
All Firearms Offenses 1,157 1,026 1,240 1,379 1,295 1,592 23% 1,200 1,444 20%
All Other Offenses 1,782 1,478 1,300 1,394 1,030 1,011 -2% 1,488 1,020 -31%
Uncategorized Offenses 8,580 9,264 8,771 8,961 9,050 9,904 9% 8,894 9,477 7%
All Offenses 46,750 43,439 40,486 42,655 38,454 39,598 3% 43,332 39,026 -10%

Violent

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Homicide 173 180 159 151 190 228 20% 166 209 26%
Rape 321 325 295 345 360 340 -6% 322 350 9%
Robbery/Gun 1,008 808 804 667 520 527 1% 822 524 -36%
Robbery/Other 1,316 1,348 1,086 1,127 983 1,071 9% 1,219 1,027 -16%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 1,006 1,044 866 895 841 1,040 24% 953 940 -1%
Aggravated Assault/Other 3,187 2,974 2,756 2,692 2,618 2,812 7% 2,902 2,715 -6%
Other Assaults 3,305 3,180 2,681 2,684 2,354 2,745 17% 2,962 2,550 -14%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 213 195 167 241 226 313 38% 204 270 32%
All Violent Offenses 10,529 10,054 8,814 8,802 8,092 9,076 12% 9,550 8,584 -10%

Property

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Burglary/Residential 1,086 926 906 878 798 910 14% 949 854 -10%
Burglary/Commercial 336 353 348 363 338 282 -17% 350 310 -11%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 7 5 6 8 11 8 -27% 6 10 67%
Theft from Person 45 46 46 47 22 25 14% 46 24 -48%
Theft from Auto 559 608 546 641 575 532 -7% 588 554 -6%
Retail Theft 2,276 2,272 2,277 2,131 565 399 -29% 2,239 482 -78%
Theft 913 837 875 934 759 784 3% 890 772 -13%
Auto Theft 902 754 882 715 889 890 0% 813 890 9%
Fraud/Theft of Services 737 650 590 507 472 492 4% 621 482 -22%
Embezzlement 165 150 140 183 131 157 20% 160 144 -10%
All Property Offenses 7,026 6,601 6,616 6,407 4,560 4,479 -2% 6,662 4,520 -32%

Drugs

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Drug Possession 7,213 5,167 4,445 5,379 5,349 4,851 -9% 5,551 5,100 -8%
Drug Sales 6,571 5,901 5,536 6,816 6,085 6,322 4% 6,206 6,204 0%
DUI 3,892 3,948 3,764 3,517 2,993 2,363 -21% 3,780 2,678 -29%
All Drug Offenses 17,676 15,016 13,745 15,712 14,427 13,536 -6% 15,537 13,982 -10%

Firearms

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Possession of Firearms 1,157 1,026 1,240 1,379 1,295 1,592 23% 1,200 1,444 20%
All Firearms Offenses 1,157 1,026 1,240 1,379 1,295 1,592 23% 1,200 1,444 20%

Other

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’19
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’19 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work 1,070 884 759 869 612 518 -15% 896 565 -37%
Patronizing Prostitutes 319 191 217 214 117 122 4% 235 120 -49%
Threats of Violence 393 403 324 311 301 371 23% 358 336 -6%
All Other Offenses 1,782 1,478 1,300 1,394 1,030 1,011 -2% 1,488 1,020 -31%