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.

  72%

vs. 2020

All Offenses

  68%

vs. 2020

Violent Offenses

  84%

vs. 2020

Property Offenses

  57%

vs. 2020

Drug Offenses

  101%

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
All Violent Offenses
8,669
8,701
6,942
7,888
6,745
5,114
1,852
3,103
All Property Offenses
994
1,003
821
728
471
315
106
195
All Drug Offenses
2,470
2,175
1,771
1,457
1,077
750
275
433
All Firearm Possession
1,075
1,132
1,154
978
1,064
641
266
535
All Other Offenses
158
173
137
129
85
51
13
20
Uncategorized Offenses
385
432
357
363
463
245
72
147
All Offenses
13,751
13,616
11,182
11,543
9,905
7,116
2,584
4,433

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
All Violent Offenses
2
2.1
1.8
2.2
2
2.1
1.8
1.8
All Property Offenses
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.2
All Drug Offenses
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.3
All Firearm Possession
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.3
1.1
1
0.9
0.8
All Other Offenses
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Uncategorized Offenses
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.2
0.4
All Offenses
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.8

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
·
3
204
1,187
1,167
927
349
567
3,695
3,819
1,747
1,566
1,063
1,115
332
559
1,119
1,155
808
514
391
203
63
174
·
5
338
806
655
565
247
510
579
638
495
820
939
788
311
288
1,163
1,251
1,284
1,161
886
502
138
228
216
169
155
152
104
76
40
60
1,538
1,384
1,531
1,354
1,113
627
245
484
·
·
0
3
5
16
12
20
26
10
19
6
7
7
2
3
4
5
17
7
9
5
1
0
101
64
133
114
164
188
65
102
17
38
13
20
28
20
12
22
173
135
167
114
164
45
30
77
38
25
31
64
50
30
5
9
All Violent Offenses
8,669
8,701
6,942
7,888
6,745
5,114
1,852
3,103

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
·
0.6
8.5
16.7
14.6
18.9
9.7
8.2
15.3
19.1
12.6
14.5
11.7
10.2
7.7
7
5
4.5
5.2
4.5
4.8
4.6
4.2
2.9
·
2.5
3.4
5.1
4.7
5
4.9
3.7
3.9
4.3
3.8
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.3
2.8
2.2
2.7
2.6
2.4
2
2.3
1.3
1.4
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.6
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.9
0.9
1.1
1.2
1
0.9
0.8
1
·
·
0
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.5
0.7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.1
0
0.7
0.4
1
0.8
1
1.2
1.1
0.9
0.4
1
0.5
1.1
1.1
0.8
0.7
0.9
2.8
2.2
2.8
1.6
2.1
1.1
1.4
1.9
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
All Violent Offenses
2
2.1
1.8
2.2
2
2.1
1.8
1.8

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
482
474
395
398
261
184
54
88
144
138
121
80
79
40
21
24
137
143
123
104
58
26
14
27
78
74
65
36
8
4
2
1
20
13
11
4
7
7
0
0
69
77
43
45
27
22
7
26
16
31
35
22
16
11
3
17
31
31
20
29
13
18
4
9
10
9
2
5
2
2
0
0
7
13
6
5
0
1
1
3
All Property Offenses
994
1,003
821
728
471
315
106
195

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
0.8
1
0.8
0.9
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0
0
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.2
0.1
0.1
0
0.1
0.1
0
0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
0
0.1
0.2
0.8
All Property Offenses
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.2

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
472
576
551
436
335
238
62
133
1,954
1,541
1,161
984
732
498
210
298
24
34
23
27
10
10
0
0
20
24
36
10
0
4
3
2
All Drug Offenses
2,470
2,175
1,771
1,457
1,077
750
275
433

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
1.7
1.7
1.9
1.7
1.5
1.4
0.9
0.9
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.3
0.3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.4
0.5
0.7
0.3
0
0.1
0.2
0.1
All Drug Offenses
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.3

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
756
767
839
670
819
544
211
404
250
289
272
238
186
78
47
111
62
65
33
59
44
13
7
16
7
11
10
11
15
6
1
4
All Firearm Possession
1,075
1,132
1,154
978
1,064
641
266
535

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
2.5
2.6
2.8
2.3
1.9
1.8
1.5
1.4
0.7
0.8
0.8
0.6
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.4
1.3
1.4
0.7
1.4
0.9
0.7
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.1
0.2
All Firearm Possession
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.3
1.1
1
0.9
0.8

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
DUI
83
77
73
56
42
33
6
3
9
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
1
0
0
0
11
17
7
7
6
1
2
6
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
All Other Offenses
158
173
137
129
85
51
13
20

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
DUI
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.2
0
0
0
0.5
1.4
0.8
1.2
1.2
0.7
0.4
0.5
0.1
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0.1
0.8
0
0
0
0
0.2
0
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
All Other Offenses
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0