Future Years of Incarceration Imposed

Year to Date Through 10/02/2022

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.

  108%

vs. 2021 YTD

All Offenses

  108%

vs. 2021 YTD

Violent Offenses

  51%

vs. 2021 YTD

Property Offenses

  117%

vs. 2021 YTD

Drug Offenses

  134%

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 5,588 5,890 5,372 3,983 1,442 1,997 4,149 108%
All Property Offenses 648 572 385 245 82 142 215 51%
All Drug Offenses 1,387 1,139 854 588 217 296 642 117%
All Firearm Possession 936 775 807 496 210 355 830 134%
All Other Offenses 108 106 58 31 10 10 17 70%
Uncategorized Offenses 254 313 397 197 63 99 173 75%
All Offenses 8,921 8,795 7,873 5,540 2,024 2,899 6,026 108%
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.

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 11%
All Property Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5%
All Drug Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47%
All Firearm Possession 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 -14%
All Other Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -33%
Uncategorized Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -8%
All Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20%
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 127 861 972 703 279 343 1,015 196%
Homicide: Other 1,588 1,126 802 967 223 438 800 83%
Attempted Murder 664 437 291 151 53 88 199 126%
Non-Fatal Shooting 262 610 507 448 205 335 528 58%
Rape 370 561 689 606 232 156 539 246%
Robbery with a Deadly Weapon 1,006 939 735 318 120 131 198 51%
Robbery 137 110 89 60 32 53 63 19%
Aggravated Assault 1,148 988 928 492 200 289 584 102%
Strangulation 0 1 2 7 10 11 24 118%
Simple Assault 12 5 6 5 2 2 3 50%
Other Assaults 16 6 9 5 1 0 1 Inf%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 106 96 132 144 47 85 95 12%
Arson 4 19 23 16 10 16 20 25%
Carjacking 127 89 142 37 24 44 71 61%
Other Violent Crimes 21 42 45 24 4 6 9 50%
All Violent Offenses 5,588 5,890 5,372 3,983 1,442 1,997 4,149 108%
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.

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 16 15 19 9 7 10 34%
Homicide: Other 14 13 11 10 7 7 12 66%
Attempted Murder 5 4 4 4 4 2 4 104%
Non-Fatal Shooting 5 5 4 5 5 3 4 19%
Rape 3 5 4 5 5 2 3 53%
Robbery with a Deadly Weapon 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 29%
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -40%
Aggravated Assault 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 -9%
Strangulation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -19%
Simple Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -50%
Other Assaults 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Inf%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 -34%
Arson 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 -1%
Carjacking 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1%
Other Violent Crimes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -29%
All Violent Offenses 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 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.

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 303 311 211 145 39 71 117 65%
Burglary/Commercial 106 58 67 29 19 16 39 144%
Theft 85 91 50 21 13 15 11 -27%
Retail Theft 57 21 8 4 1 1 2 100%
Theft from Auto 10 2 7 7 0 0 0 0%
Auto Theft 31 37 21 18 4 23 18 -22%
Fraud 32 19 15 6 2 11 12 9%
Trespass 17 24 5 13 3 5 7 40%
Criminal Mischief 2 4 1 1 0 0 5 Inf%
Other Property Crimes 5 5 0 1 1 0 4 Inf%
All Property Offenses 648 572 385 245 82 142 215 51%
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Burglary/Commercial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100%
Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -50%
Retail Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50%
Theft from Auto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Auto Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -42%
Fraud 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -26%
Trespass 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -22%
Criminal Mischief 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Inf%
Other Property Crimes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Inf%
All Property Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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.

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 455 377 263 200 47 85 236 178%
Drug Sales 889 732 583 375 168 209 399 91%
Drug Possession 19 23 8 9 0 0 3 Inf%
Drug Possession in Jails 24 7 0 4 2 2 4 100%
All Drug Offenses 1,387 1,139 854 588 217 296 642 117%
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 1 0 0 0 -14%
Drug Sales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -10%
Drug Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Drug Possession in Jails 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60%
All Drug Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47%
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 682 559 606 411 162 271 655 142%
Firearm Possession without a License 223 173 156 67 43 68 124 82%
Altered Firearm Serial Number 24 40 38 12 5 13 42 223%
Other Firearm Offenses 7 3 7 6 0 3 9 200%
All Firearm Possession 936 775 807 496 210 355 830 134%
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 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 7%
Firearm Possession without a License 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -41%
Altered Firearm Serial Number 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 48%
Other Firearm Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -40%
All Firearm Possession 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 -14%
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 3 0 -100%
DUI 65 38 31 21 3 3 8 167%
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 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Victim/Witness Intimidation & Retaliation 37 58 21 9 5 2 0 -100%
Threats of Violence 3 5 6 1 2 2 2 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 108 106 58 31 10 10 17 70%
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 0%
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 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -100%
Threats of Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -75%
Ethnic Intimidation 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -33%
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.