Future Years of Incarceration Imposed

Year End 12/31/2021

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.

  74%

vs. 2020

All Offenses

  69%

vs. 2020

Violent Offenses

  78%

vs. 2020

Property Offenses

  58%

vs. 2020

Drug Offenses

  100%

vs. 2020

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: Year End Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
All Violent Offenses 8,670 8,691 6,918 7,872 6,712 5,114 1,850 3,133 69%
All Property Offenses 994 1,002 821 725 472 317 106 189 78%
All Drug Offenses 2,470 2,172 1,771 1,457 1,068 748 276 435 58%
All Firearm Possession 1,076 1,128 1,151 974 1,063 635 267 535 100%
All Other Offenses 158 173 138 129 84 51 13 20 54%
Uncategorized Offenses 386 432 381 365 469 246 67 165 146%
All Offenses 13,754 13,598 11,180 11,522 9,868 7,111 2,579 4,477 74%
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: Year End Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
All Violent Offenses 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 4%
All Property Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 73%
All Drug Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100%
All Firearm Possession 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 -14%
All Other Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100%
Uncategorized Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128%
All Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 69%
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: Year End Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Homicide: Shooting · 3 180 1,049 913 734 349 466 34%
Homicide: Other 3,702 3,819 1,747 1,573 1,063 1,115 332 605 82%
Attempted Murder 1,119 1,143 808 523 414 216 63 174 176%
Non-Fatal Shooting · 5 338 912 881 745 247 594 140%
Rape 581 638 495 820 939 788 311 288 -7%
Robbery with a Deadly Weapon 1,154 1,252 1,284 1,161 875 502 138 228 65%
Robbery 216 169 155 150 103 76 37 59 59%
Aggravated Assault 1,539 1,386 1,532 1,354 1,107 630 243 486 100%
Strangulation · · 0 3 5 16 12 20 67%
Simple Assault 26 10 18 6 7 6 2 3 50%
Other Assaults 4 5 17 7 9 5 1 0 -100%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 101 64 133 116 161 186 65 102 57%
Arson 17 38 13 20 28 20 13 22 69%
Carjacking 173 135 167 114 160 45 31 77 148%
Other Violent Crimes 38 24 31 64 47 30 6 9 50%
All Violent Offenses 8,670 8,691 6,918 7,872 6,712 5,114 1,850 3,133 69%
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: Year End Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Homicide: Shooting · 0 7 17 14 18 10 8 -17%
Homicide: Other 15 19 12 14 11 10 7 7 0%
Attempted Murder 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 2 -31%
Non-Fatal Shooting · 2 3 5 5 6 4 4 -15%
Rape 3 4 3 5 5 5 5 2 -46%
Robbery with a Deadly Weapon 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 4%
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5%
Aggravated Assault 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 22%
Strangulation · · 0 0 0 0 0 0 46%
Simple Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100%
Other Assaults 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -100%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 -19%
Arson 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 9%
Carjacking 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 27%
Other Violent Crimes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40%
All Violent Offenses 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 4%
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: Year End Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Burglary/Residential 485 474 395 398 264 187 54 88 63%
Burglary/Commercial 144 138 121 80 78 40 21 20 -5%
Theft 138 142 123 101 58 26 14 26 86%
Retail Theft 78 74 65 36 8 4 2 1 -50%
Theft from Auto 20 13 11 4 7 7 0 0 0%
Auto Theft 69 77 43 45 27 22 7 26 271%
Fraud 16 31 35 22 16 11 3 17 467%
Trespass 27 31 20 29 12 16 4 8 100%
Criminal Mischief 10 9 2 5 2 3 0 0 0%
Other Property Crimes 7 13 6 5 0 1 1 3 200%
All Property Offenses 994 1,002 821 725 472 317 106 189 78%
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: Year End Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Burglary/Residential 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4%
Burglary/Commercial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -50%
Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150%
Retail Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -50%
Theft from Auto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Auto Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 220%
Fraud 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 525%
Trespass 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 120%
Criminal Mischief 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Other Property Crimes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150%
All Property Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 73%
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: Year End Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Drug Sales with a Firearm 472 576 551 436 333 238 62 133 115%
Drug Sales 1,954 1,538 1,161 984 725 496 211 300 42%
Drug Possession 24 34 23 27 10 10 0 0 0%
Drug Possession in Jails 20 24 36 10 0 4 3 2 -33%
All Drug Offenses 2,470 2,172 1,771 1,457 1,068 748 276 435 58%
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: Year End Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Drug Sales with a Firearm 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 -3%
Drug Sales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4%
Drug Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Drug Possession in Jails 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -40%
All Drug Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100%
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: Year End Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Firearm Possession by a Prohibited Person 756 763 836 668 818 538 212 404 91%
Firearm Possession without a License 254 289 272 239 186 78 47 111 136%
Altered Firearm Serial Number 62 65 33 56 44 13 7 16 129%
Other Firearm Offenses 4 11 10 11 15 6 1 4 300%
All Firearm Possession 1,076 1,128 1,151 974 1,063 635 267 535 100%
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: Year End Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Firearm Possession by a Prohibited Person 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 -10%
Firearm Possession without a License 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5%
Altered Firearm Serial Number 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 -12%
Other Firearm Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29%
All Firearm Possession 1 1 1 1 1 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: Year End Count of Future Years of Incarceration by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Violation of Protection Order 9 2 6 3 1 0 0 3 Inf%
DUI 83 77 74 56 42 33 6 3 -50%
Prostitution/Sex Work 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Patronizing Prostitutes/Sex Workers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Promoting Prostitution 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0%
Victim/Witness Intimidation & Retaliation 41 74 49 61 34 16 5 7 40%
Threats of Violence 11 17 7 7 6 1 2 6 200%
Ethnic Intimidation 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Inf%
Disorderly Conduct 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Illegal Dumping/Littering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All Other Offenses 158 173 138 129 84 51 13 20 54%
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: Year End Future Years of Incarceration per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Violation of Protection Order 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Inf%
DUI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Prostitution/Sex Work 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Patronizing Prostitutes/Sex Workers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Promoting Prostitution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Victim/Witness Intimidation & Retaliation 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 29%
Threats of Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 233%
Ethnic Intimidation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Disorderly Conduct 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Illegal Dumping/Littering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All Other Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100%
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.