Future Years of Supervision Imposed

Year End 12/31/2021

Definitions | Limitations

Each sentence to a period of probation or parole supervision represents a commitment by the County of Philadelphia or Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to monitor a person for a certain amount of time. The data below show the total future years of supervision imposed over time on persons for different types of offenses.

  62%

vs. 2020

All Offenses

  73%

vs. 2020

Violent Offenses

  41%

vs. 2020

Property Offenses

  37%

vs. 2020

Drug Offenses

  122%

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 Supervision by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Count of Future Years of Supervision by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
All Violent Offenses 13,570 12,875 12,856 12,809 10,559 6,418 2,401 4,153 73%
All Property Offenses 8,613 8,752 7,767 6,606 3,856 2,253 811 1,147 41%
All Drug Offenses 16,812 16,483 13,691 12,293 8,836 5,085 1,586 2,175 37%
All Firearm Possession 2,762 3,079 3,048 3,057 3,540 2,148 712 1,584 122%
All Other Offenses 2,891 2,928 2,330 1,646 1,031 681 203 135 -33%
Uncategorized Offenses 2,204 2,283 2,045 1,837 2,498 1,018 368 654 78%
All Offenses 46,852 46,400 41,737 38,248 30,320 17,603 6,081 9,848 62%
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 Supervision per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
All Violent Offenses 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 6%
All Property Offenses 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 40%
All Drug Offenses 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 77%
All Firearm Possession 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 -5%
All Other Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4%
Uncategorized Offenses 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 69%
All Offenses 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 59%
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 Supervision by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Count of Future Years of Supervision by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Homicide: Shooting · 15 103 236 230 255 120 173 44%
Homicide: Other 948 909 664 452 408 543 203 349 72%
Attempted Murder 1,299 1,299 965 665 558 184 68 177 160%
Non-Fatal Shooting · 10 386 980 791 566 192 555 189%
Rape 1,112 1,022 873 1,442 1,418 822 300 386 29%
Robbery with a Deadly Weapon 1,996 2,449 2,197 2,301 1,703 825 303 459 51%
Robbery 1,240 990 1,002 863 676 353 148 205 39%
Aggravated Assault 5,019 4,298 4,773 4,084 3,058 1,717 601 1,141 90%
Strangulation · · 0 64 95 104 53 47 -11%
Simple Assault 458 412 395 319 241 158 55 59 7%
Other Assaults 46 54 62 39 34 16 14 12 -14%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 557 491 584 594 647 492 181 287 59%
Arson 99 125 76 88 105 63 54 55 2%
Carjacking 316 339 330 316 313 127 50 126 152%
Other Violent Crimes 480 462 446 366 282 193 59 122 107%
All Violent Offenses 13,570 12,875 12,856 12,809 10,559 6,418 2,401 4,153 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.

Rates

Data: Year End Future Years of Supervision per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Homicide: Shooting · 3 4 3 3 6 3 3 -11%
Homicide: Other 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 -5%
Attempted Murder 5 5 6 5 6 4 4 2 -35%
Non-Fatal Shooting · 5 3 5 5 4 3 3 2%
Rape 7 6 6 9 7 5 5 3 -26%
Robbery with a Deadly Weapon 3 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 -6%
Robbery 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 -7%
Aggravated Assault 3 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 15%
Strangulation · · 0 2 2 1 2 1 -23%
Simple Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -20%
Other Assaults 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 -19%
Sexual Assault and Other Sex Offenses 3 2 4 4 3 3 2 2 -18%
Arson 2 3 3 4 4 2 3 2 -35%
Carjacking 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 3 29%
Other Violent Crimes 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 96%
All Violent Offenses 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 6%
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 Supervision by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Count of Future Years of Supervision by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Burglary/Residential 1,768 1,662 1,459 1,329 946 680 244 315 29%
Burglary/Commercial 899 868 633 612 442 278 121 139 15%
Theft 1,466 1,683 1,343 1,251 819 463 172 213 24%
Retail Theft 2,232 2,236 2,041 1,603 368 132 23 43 87%
Theft from Auto 134 111 119 74 79 28 10 14 40%
Auto Theft 864 910 884 697 500 251 89 173 94%
Fraud 632 625 748 551 325 197 91 149 64%
Trespass 387 395 332 331 256 132 43 82 91%
Criminal Mischief 159 182 133 112 79 73 12 11 -8%
Other Property Crimes 72 80 75 46 42 19 6 8 33%
All Property Offenses 8,613 8,752 7,767 6,606 3,856 2,253 811 1,147 41%
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 Supervision per Guilty/Plea/Diversion Outcome by Offense Category
Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Burglary/Residential 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 -24%
Burglary/Commercial 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 -41%
Theft 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 76%
Retail Theft 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 173%
Theft from Auto 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 103%
Auto Theft 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 54%
Fraud 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 89%
Trespass 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 96%
Criminal Mischief 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6%
Other Property Crimes 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 11%
All Property Offenses 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 40%
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 Supervision by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Count of Future Years of Supervision by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Drug Sales with a Firearm 963 1,549 1,341 1,274 1,051 556 193 378 96%
Drug Sales 13,348 12,261 10,067 8,829 6,553 4,035 1,323 1,720 30%
Drug Possession 2,381 2,548 2,148 2,080 1,213 445 55 62 13%
Drug Possession in Jails 120 125 135 110 19 49 15 15 0%
All Drug Offenses 16,812 16,483 13,691 12,293 8,836 5,085 1,586 2,175 37%
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 Supervision 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 3 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 -12%
Drug Sales 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 -5%
Drug Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100%
Drug Possession in Jails 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 -12%
All Drug Offenses 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 77%
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 Supervision by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Count of Future Years of Supervision by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Firearm Possession by a Prohibited Person 1,350 1,434 1,579 1,353 1,847 1,405 410 869 112%
Firearm Possession without a License 1,153 1,343 1,237 1,403 1,394 645 255 584 129%
Altered Firearm Serial Number 186 208 157 208 194 57 35 88 151%
Other Firearm Offenses 73 94 75 93 105 41 12 43 258%
All Firearm Possession 2,762 3,079 3,048 3,057 3,540 2,148 712 1,584 122%
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 Supervision 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 4 4 5 4 4 4 2 2 0%
Firearm Possession without a License 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 -8%
Altered Firearm Serial Number 3 4 3 4 3 3 2 1 -5%
Other Firearm Offenses 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 14%
All Firearm Possession 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 -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.

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 Supervision by Police District

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Count of Future Years of Supervision by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Violation of Protection Order 117 56 102 58 41 17 13 19 46%
DUI 1,712 1,783 1,394 860 675 499 125 36 -71%
Prostitution/Sex Work 584 574 347 362 95 24 4 2 -50%
Patronizing Prostitutes/Sex Workers 22 21 17 19 5 3 0 0 0%
Promoting Prostitution 13 6 27 25 13 3 0 0 0%
Victim/Witness Intimidation & Retaliation 198 180 199 149 75 52 30 26 -13%
Threats of Violence 197 284 233 161 108 70 26 45 73%
Ethnic Intimidation 26 0 4 0 14 8 4 5 25%
Disorderly Conduct 21 22 7 9 4 4 1 2 100%
Illegal Dumping/Littering 1 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 0%
All Other Offenses 2,891 2,928 2,330 1,646 1,031 681 203 135 -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.

Rates

Data: Year End Future Years of Supervision 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 -35%
DUI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -29%
Prostitution/Sex Work 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -43%
Patronizing Prostitutes/Sex Workers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Promoting Prostitution 1 2 3 3 3 1 0 0 0%
Victim/Witness Intimidation & Retaliation 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 -20%
Threats of Violence 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 111%
Ethnic Intimidation 4 0 4 0 4 1 NA 0 0%
Disorderly Conduct 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 750%
Illegal Dumping/Littering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All Other Offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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.