Arrests

Year End 12/31/2023

Definitions | Limitations

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.

  1%

22,844 Arrests

All Offenses

  5%

6,755 Arrests

Violent Offenses

  8%

4,521 Arrests

Property Offenses

  -14%

4,009 Arrests

Drug Offenses

  12%

2,220 Arrests

Firearm Possession

All Offenses

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
All Violent Offenses
12,887
12,462
12,208
11,081
10,038
9,496
8,388
8,366
7,723
8,657
7,044
6,775
6,427
6,755
All Property Offenses
8,749
9,043
8,896
8,231
7,877
7,809
7,660
7,414
5,547
5,630
5,136
3,940
4,183
4,521
All Drug Offenses
18,921
17,704
17,068
16,322
13,873
11,598
10,667
13,097
12,097
12,188
6,436
5,225
4,670
4,009
All Firearm Possession
1,156
1,220
1,151
1,034
1,149
1,000
1,225
1,342
1,281
1,587
1,964
2,302
1,991
2,220
All Other Offenses
8,672
8,370
7,782
7,201
7,067
6,845
6,306
6,062
5,245
4,473
2,932
2,873
2,366
2,251
Uncategorized Offenses
6,037
7,386
7,107
6,892
6,733
6,683
6,218
6,357
6,552
7,011
2,963
2,739
2,976
3,088
All Offenses
56,422
56,185
54,212
50,761
46,737
43,431
40,464
42,638
38,445
39,546
26,475
23,854
22,613
22,844

Violent

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
176
132
204
154
124
115
106
82
106
152
162
186
203
199
0
1
0
0
1
0
2
0
1
3
2
1
0
3
376
367
285
274
227
227
225
230
204
258
254
322
331
322
403
383
391
360
308
307
268
336
336
331
265
263
214
169
249
355
418
357
482
301
304
284
249
300
217
199
332
362
2,310
2,180
2,289
2,040
1,792
1,744
1,439
1,413
1,143
1,190
826
766
796
828
5,599
5,377
5,381
5,032
4,366
4,224
3,811
3,367
3,059
3,606
3,093
2,876
2,688
2,876
·
·
·
·
·
·
0
364
541
582
425
492
350
409
2,484
2,480
1,992
1,759
1,743
1,566
1,377
1,315
1,192
1,249
942
792
735
739
47
76
52
59
43
45
52
31
30
35
25
51
31
35
333
246
313
285
252
252
201
256
247
300
217
245
204
220
66
64
71
59
58
46
65
58
65
64
83
83
61
68
86
78
68
88
51
67
66
67
65
96
81
95
161
164
758
723
744
614
591
602
472
563
485
491
452
404
321
361
All Violent Offenses
12,887
12,462
12,208
11,081
10,038
9,496
8,388
8,366
7,723
8,657
7,044
6,775
6,427
6,755

Property

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
1,457
1,459
1,497
1,313
1,131
1,005
968
971
801
982
729
605
608
710
368
443
394
357
337
340
350
345
324
269
1,053
215
320
362
3,125
2,985
2,759
2,505
2,387
2,449
2,273
2,283
1,916
2,026
1,216
1,033
1,044
1,158
1,617
1,804
2,019
1,891
2,037
1,937
2,012
1,816
445
282
231
254
320
443
33
27
36
43
37
47
36
54
48
35
51
20
22
6
962
961
858
895
858
892
984
855
965
947
903
959
1,131
1,063
221
336
269
207
233
233
197
168
147
139
68
82
57
55
293
314
243
228
203
213
222
187
190
295
228
185
139
171
546
593
690
684
576
622
558
633
574
576
520
495
436
457
127
121
131
108
78
71
60
102
137
79
137
92
106
96
All Property Offenses
8,749
9,043
8,896
8,231
7,877
7,809
7,660
7,414
5,547
5,630
5,136
3,940
4,183
4,521

Drugs

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
363
297
320
248
307
326
340
403
307
404
499
584
581
476
7,168
6,825
6,967
6,353
5,720
5,091
4,909
5,664
5,401
5,654
3,471
3,180
2,720
2,573
11,243
10,496
9,669
9,605
7,780
6,111
5,349
6,989
6,359
6,031
2,377
1,413
1,313
905
147
86
112
116
66
70
69
41
30
99
89
48
56
55
All Drug Offenses
18,921
17,704
17,068
16,322
13,873
11,598
10,667
13,097
12,097
12,188
6,436
5,225
4,670
4,009

Firearms

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
431
457
465
418
457
427
527
550
609
728
794
869
865
987
673
711
643
600
667
550
661
757
646
831
1,120
1,397
1,083
1,191
4
7
2
0
3
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
48
45
41
16
22
17
32
30
21
23
46
32
39
38
All Firearm Possession
1,156
1,220
1,151
1,034
1,149
1,000
1,225
1,342
1,281
1,587
1,964
2,302
1,991
2,220

Other

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Arrests by Police District

Data: Year End Count of Arrests by Police Suggested Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
773
642
583
596
541
473
418
485
496
541
514
493
398
435
DUI
5,646
5,342
4,925
4,426
4,236
4,399
4,180
3,823
3,412
2,600
1,772
1,751
1,264
1,066
893
903
1,089
954
1,081
874
750
829
606
503
92
19
113
142
128
183
119
172
270
158
192
192
99
113
45
0
45
67
2
5
2
11
7
9
22
15
8
6
1
1
1
4
184
175
154
144
136
126
90
66
75
57
50
56
42
51
863
893
773
775
685
741
597
588
502
585
411
491
441
430
22
26
29
26
15
8
11
20
19
19
24
38
26
24
132
179
99
84
82
54
37
43
22
26
10
23
27
26
29
22
9
13
14
3
9
1
6
23
13
1
9
6
All Other Offenses
8,672
8,370
7,782
7,201
7,067
6,845
6,306
6,062
5,245
4,473
2,932
2,873
2,366
2,251