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%

39,599 Arrests

All Offenses

  12%

9,081 Arrests

Violent Offenses

  -2%

4,479 Arrests

Property Offenses

  -6%

13,533 Arrests

Drug Offenses

  23%

1,590 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 10529 10,058 8,826 8,807 8,098 9,081 12% 9,555 8,590 -10%
All Property Offenses 7026 6,601 6,615 6,407 4,560 4,479 -2% 6,662 4,520 -32%
All Drug Offenses 17676 15,016 13,745 15,712 14,428 13,533 -6% 15,537 13,980 -10%
All Firearms Offenses 1157 1,023 1,236 1,375 1,289 1,590 23% 1,198 1,440 20%
All Other Offenses 1782 1,478 1,300 1,394 1,030 1,011 -2% 1,488 1,020 -31%
Uncategorized Offenses 8580 9,263 8,764 8,960 9,051 9,905 9% 8,892 9,478 7%
All Offenses 46750 43,439 40,486 42,655 38,456 39,599 3% 43,332 39,028 -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%
Non-Fatal Shooting**
202 230 232 202 272 35% 221 237 7%
Rape 321 325 295 345 360 340 -6% 322 350 9%
Robbery/Gun 1008 790 768 656 496 517 4% 806 506 -37%
Robbery/Other 1316 1,348 1,086 1,127 983 1,071 9% 1,219 1,027 -16%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 1006 864 688 681 669 784 17% 810 726 -10%
Aggravated Assault/Other 3187 2,974 2,753 2,690 2,618 2,811 7% 2,901 2,714 -6%
Other Assaults 3305 3,180 2,680 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 10529 10,058 8,826 8,807 8,098 9,081 12% 9,555 8,590 -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 1086 926 905 878 798 910 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 2276 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 7026 6,601 6,615 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 7213 5,167 4,445 5,379 5,349 4,849 -9% 5,551 5,099 -8%
Drug Sales 6571 5,901 5,536 6,816 6,086 6,321 4% 6,206 6,204 0%
DUI 3892 3,948 3,764 3,517 2,993 2,363 -21% 3,780 2,678 -29%
All Drug Offenses 17676 15,016 13,745 15,712 14,428 13,533 -6% 15,537 13,980 -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 1157 1,023 1,236 1,375 1,289 1,590 23% 1,198 1,440 20%
All Firearms Offenses 1157 1,023 1,236 1,375 1,289 1,590 23% 1,198 1,440 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 1070 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 1782 1,478 1,300 1,394 1,030 1,011 -2% 1,488 1,020 -31%