Arrests

Year End 12/31/2020

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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.

  -33%

26,366 Arrests

All Offenses

  -20%

7,307 Arrests

Violent Offenses

  -9%

4,063 Arrests

Property Offenses

  -44%

7,539 Arrests

Drug Offenses

  31%

2,090 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 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
All Violent Offenses 10529 10,058 8,826 8,807 8,101 9,081 7,307 -20% 9,555 8,163 -15%
All Property Offenses 7026 6,601 6,615 6,407 4,559 4,479 4,063 -9% 6,662 4,367 -34%
All Drug Offenses 17676 15,016 13,745 15,712 14,428 13,533 7,539 -44% 15,537 11,833 -24%
All Firearms Offenses 1157 1,023 1,236 1,375 1,287 1,590 2,090 31% 1,198 1,656 38%
All Other Offenses 1782 1,478 1,300 1,394 1,030 1,011 401 -60% 1,488 814 -45%
Uncategorized Offenses 8580 9,263 8,764 8,960 9,051 9,905 4,966 -50% 8,892 7,974 -10%
All Offenses 46750 43,439 40,486 42,655 38,456 39,599 26,366 -33% 43,332 34,807 -20%

Violent

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Homicide 173 180 159 151 190 228 239 5% 166 219 32%
Non-Fatal Shooting** · 202 229 232 213 273 270 -1% 221 252 14%
Rape 321 325 295 345 360 340 270 -21% 322 323 0%
Robbery/Gun 1008 790 768 656 491 517 387 -25% 806 465 -42%
Robbery/Other 1316 1,348 1,086 1,127 983 1,071 712 -34% 1,219 922 -24%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 1006 864 689 681 668 783 838 7% 810 763 -6%
Aggravated Assault/Other 3187 2,974 2,753 2,690 2,618 2,811 2,320 -17% 2,901 2,583 -11%
Other Assaults 3305 3,180 2,680 2,684 2,352 2,745 2,040 -26% 2,962 2,379 -20%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 213 195 167 241 226 313 231 -26% 204 257 26%
All Violent Offenses 10529 10,058 8,826 8,807 8,101 9,081 7,307 -20% 9,555 8,163 -15%

Property

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Burglary/Residential 1086 926 905 878 797 910 644 -29% 949 784 -17%
Burglary/Commercial 336 353 348 363 338 282 1,118 296% 350 579 65%
Theft of Motor Vehicle Tag 7 5 6 8 11 8 8 0% 6 9 50%
Theft from Person 45 46 46 47 22 25 18 -28% 46 22 -52%
Theft from Auto 559 608 546 641 575 532 370 -30% 588 492 -16%
Retail Theft 2276 2,272 2,277 2,131 565 399 325 -19% 2,239 430 -81%
Theft 913 837 875 934 759 784 480 -39% 890 674 -24%
Auto Theft 902 754 882 715 889 890 736 -17% 813 838 3%
Fraud/Theft of Services 737 650 590 507 472 492 291 -41% 621 418 -33%
Embezzlement 165 150 140 183 131 157 73 -54% 160 120 -25%
All Property Offenses 7026 6,601 6,615 6,407 4,559 4,479 4,063 -9% 6,662 4,367 -34%

Drugs

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Drug Possession 7213 5,167 4,445 5,379 5,349 4,849 2,091 -57% 5,551 4,096 -26%
Drug Sales 6571 5,901 5,536 6,816 6,086 6,321 3,841 -39% 6,206 5,416 -13%
DUI 3892 3,948 3,764 3,517 2,993 2,363 1,607 -32% 3,780 2,321 -39%
All Drug Offenses 17676 15,016 13,745 15,712 14,428 13,533 7,539 -44% 15,537 11,833 -24%

Firearms

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Possession of Firearms 1157 1,023 1,236 1,375 1,287 1,590 2,090 31% 1,198 1,656 38%
All Firearms Offenses 1157 1,023 1,236 1,375 1,287 1,590 2,090 31% 1,198 1,656 38%

Other

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work 1070 884 759 869 612 518 99 -81% 896 410 -54%
Patronizing Prostitutes 319 191 217 214 117 122 45 -63% 235 95 -60%
Threats of Violence 393 403 324 311 301 371 257 -31% 358 310 -13%
All Other Offenses 1782 1,478 1,300 1,394 1,030 1,011 401 -60% 1,488 814 -45%