Future Years of Incarceration Imposed

Year to Date Through 05/26/2022

Definitions | Limitations

Each sentence to a period of incarceration in a jail or prison represents a commitment by the County of Philadelphia or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to detain a person for a period of time. The data below show the future years of incarceration imposed over time for different types of offenses.

  159%

vs. 2021 YTD

All Offenses

  148%

vs. 2021 YTD

Violent Offenses

  84%

vs. 2021 YTD

Property Offenses

  220%

vs. 2021 YTD

Drug Offenses

  192%

vs. 2021 YTD

Firearm Possession

All Offenses

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other things, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years, those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses, and few cases have been completed. The extraordinary reduction in our future years metrics in 2020 and 2021 are partly a reflection of this change.

Future Years of Incarceration by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
All Violent Offenses 3,450 3,559 2,901 2,335 1,068 900 2,232 148%
All Property Offenses 401 279 264 132 56 62 114 84%
All Drug Offenses 793 642 513 295 156 113 362 220%
All Firearm Possession 570 444 475 265 155 154 449 192%
All Other Offenses 75 62 28 21 5 5 14 180%
Uncategorized Offenses 145 187 289 116 40 38 118 211%
All Offenses 5,434 5,173 4,470 3,164 1,480 1,272 3,289 159%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
All Violent Offenses 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 5%
All Property Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11%
All Drug Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 108%
All Firearm Possession 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 -12%
All Other Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Uncategorized Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24%
All Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Violent

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other things, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years, those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses, and few cases have been completed. The extraordinary reduction in our future years metrics in 2020 and 2021 are partly a reflection of this change.

Future Years of Incarceration by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Homicide: Shooting 52 560 462 409 224 140 389 178%
Homicide: Other 1,151 811 355 478 125 200 516 158%
Attempted Murder 388 263 208 124 38 31 115 271%
Non-Fatal Shooting 133 352 359 341 182 155 341 120%
Rape 166 293 392 327 203 68 253 272%
Robbery with a Deadly Weapon 637 490 423 177 74 75 136 81%
Robbery 97 47 43 35 16 20 36 80%
Aggravated Assault 660 585 510 323 143 116 313 170%
Strangulation 0 0 1 2 9 4 17 325%
Simple Assault 5 5 2 1 2 2 1 -50%
Other Assaults 1 6 9 0 1 0 0 0%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 71 48 32 76 27 57 54 -5%
Arson 0 13 7 5 3 12 10 -17%
Carjacking 79 63 63 19 20 18 45 150%
Other Violent Crimes 10 23 35 18 1 2 6 200%
All Violent Offenses 3,450 3,559 2,901 2,335 1,068 900 2,232 148%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Homicide: Shooting 10 19 14 20 9 6 9 53%
Homicide: Other 14 15 9 8 7 9 11 29%
Attempted Murder 5 5 4 5 5 1 6 252%
Non-Fatal Shooting 4 5 5 6 5 3 4 26%
Rape 3 4 5 5 5 2 3 39%
Robbery with a Deadly Weapon 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 49%
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4%
Aggravated Assault 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -16%
Strangulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6%
Simple Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -75%
Other Assaults 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 -53%
Arson 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 -64%
Carjacking 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 29%
Other Violent Crimes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -17%
All Violent Offenses 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 5%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Property

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other things, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years, those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses, and few cases have been completed. The extraordinary reduction in our future years metrics in 2020 and 2021 are partly a reflection of this change.

Future Years of Incarceration by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Burglary/Residential 210 144 154 82 29 40 54 35%
Burglary/Commercial 58 30 34 19 8 10 25 150%
Theft 46 49 37 9 11 3 6 100%
Retail Theft 34 15 5 3 0 0 1 Inf%
Theft from Auto 8 2 4 0 0 0 0 0%
Auto Theft 22 14 12 9 4 7 11 57%
Fraud 15 8 14 3 1 1 10 900%
Trespass 4 15 3 6 3 1 4 300%
Criminal Mischief 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Other Property Crimes 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 Inf%
All Property Offenses 401 279 264 132 56 62 114 84%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Burglary/Residential 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -12%
Burglary/Commercial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75%
Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33%
Retail Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Inf%
Theft from Auto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Auto Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -29%
Fraud 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 420%
Trespass 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33%
Criminal Mischief 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Other Property Crimes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Inf%
All Property Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Drugs

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other things, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years, those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses, and few cases have been completed. The extraordinary reduction in our future years metrics in 2020 and 2021 are partly a reflection of this change.

Future Years of Incarceration by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Drug Sales with a Firearm 269 227 153 72 31 33 146 342%
Drug Sales 507 401 354 214 125 79 209 165%
Drug Possession 8 9 6 7 0 0 3 Inf%
Drug Possession in Jails 9 5 0 2 0 1 4 300%
All Drug Offenses 793 642 513 295 156 113 362 220%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Drug Sales with a Firearm 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 -3%
Drug Sales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -7%
Drug Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Inf%
Drug Possession in Jails 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 227%
All Drug Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 108%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Firearms

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other things, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years, those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses, and few cases have been completed. The extraordinary reduction in our future years metrics in 2020 and 2021 are partly a reflection of this change.

Future Years of Incarceration by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Firearm Possession by a Prohibited Person 424 309 359 213 129 125 351 181%
Firearm Possession without a License 125 113 101 39 23 21 68 224%
Altered Firearm Serial Number 16 21 14 8 3 8 27 238%
Other Firearm Offenses 5 1 1 5 0 0 3 Inf%
All Firearm Possession 570 444 475 265 155 154 449 192%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Firearm Possession by a Prohibited Person 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 5%
Firearm Possession without a License 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -17%
Altered Firearm Serial Number 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 -16%
Other Firearm Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Inf%
All Firearm Possession 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 -12%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Other

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other things, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years, those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses, and few cases have been completed. The extraordinary reduction in our future years metrics in 2020 and 2021 are partly a reflection of this change.

Future Years of Incarceration by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: YTD Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Violation of Protection Order 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 -100%
DUI 44 23 16 14 2 3 6 100%
Prostitution/Sex Work 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Patronizing Prostitutes/Sex Workers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Promoting Prostitution 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Victim/Witness Intimidation & Retaliation 27 31 7 6 1 0 0 0%
Threats of Violence 2 4 5 1 2 1 1 0%
Ethnic Intimidation 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 Inf%
Disorderly Conduct 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Illegal Dumping/Littering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All Other Offenses 75 62 28 21 5 5 14 180%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: YTD Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Violation of Protection Order 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -100%
DUI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -40%
Prostitution/Sex Work 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Patronizing Prostitutes/Sex Workers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Promoting Prostitution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Victim/Witness Intimidation & Retaliation 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Threats of Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -78%
Ethnic Intimidation 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0%
Disorderly Conduct 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Illegal Dumping/Littering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All Other Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.