Incidents

Year to Date Through 10/02/2022

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Whenever a crime is reported, it is logged as an incident by the Philadelphia Police Department. The report below is a summary of the Philadelphia Police Department’s published Parts I & II Incident data. Not all crime types are included. More information on this data can be found on the Crime Incidents page on OpenDataPhilly.

  15%

104,824
Incidents YTD

All Offenses

  8%

32,203
Incidents YTD

Violent Offenses

  24%

65,152
Incidents YTD

Property Offenses

  -29%

2,221
Incidents YTD

Drug Offenses

  -17%

2,384
Incidents YTD

Firearm Possession

All Offenses

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The information on this page comes from the Philadelphia Police Department’s incident reporting on OpenDataPhilly. The police classify incidents very generally, so some offense categories available on other parts of the dashboards are not available here. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.
Fatal and non-fatal shooting counts come from the Philadelphia Police Department’s shooting victim data on OpenDataPhilly. These counts are frequently lower than the counts that the police post on their own website.

Yearly Incidents by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
All Violent Offenses 30,814 29,966 29,721 30,826 28,779 29,694 32,203 8%
All Property Offenses 55,609 54,350 54,668 53,239 49,569 52,549 65,152 24%
All Drug Offenses 6,043 7,392 7,328 8,135 5,295 3,135 2,221 -29%
All Firearm Possession 1,433 1,566 1,662 1,887 2,369 2,872 2,384 -17%
All Other Offenses 5,418 4,426 3,548 3,238 2,234 1,799 1,281 -29%
Uncategorized Offenses 619 640 653 1,037 864 1,248 1,583 27%
All Offenses 99,936 98,340 97,580 98,362 89,110 91,297 104,824 15%
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 information on this page comes from the Philadelphia Police Department’s incident reporting on OpenDataPhilly. The police classify incidents very generally, so some offense categories available on other parts of the dashboards are not available here. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.
Fatal and non-fatal shooting counts come from the Philadelphia Police Department’s shooting victim data on OpenDataPhilly. These counts are frequently lower than the counts that the police post on their own website.

Yearly Incidents by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Homicide: Shooting 162 176 195 211 297 356 343 -4%
Homicide: Other 48 51 49 35 50 45 35 -22%
Non-Fatal Shooting 776 709 784 838 1,244 1,359 1,384 2%
Rape 953 871 825 780 625 599 446 -26%
Robbery/Gun 1,862 1,705 1,523 1,512 1,169 1,415 2,216 57%
Robbery/Other 2,649 2,690 2,324 2,640 2,142 1,813 2,155 19%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 1,050 1,109 1,117 1,220 1,599 1,852 1,809 -2%
Aggravated Assault/Other 4,147 4,119 4,103 4,220 4,192 3,932 3,729 -5%
Other Assaults, Threats of Violence, Harassment 18,462 17,800 18,088 18,599 16,893 17,698 19,280 9%
Sexual Assault, Statutory Rape, and Other Sex Offenses 705 736 713 771 568 625 806 29%
All Violent Offenses 30,814 29,966 29,721 30,826 28,779 29,694 32,203 8%
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 information on this page comes from the Philadelphia Police Department’s incident reporting on OpenDataPhilly. The police classify incidents very generally, so some offense categories available on other parts of the dashboards are not available here. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.
Fatal and non-fatal shooting counts come from the Philadelphia Police Department’s shooting victim data on OpenDataPhilly. These counts are frequently lower than the counts that the police post on their own website.

Yearly Incidents by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Burglary/Residential 4,251 3,910 3,819 3,566 2,719 2,632 2,889 10%
Burglary/Commercial 1,067 1,073 1,067 947 2,294 1,089 1,630 50%
Theft from Auto 10,405 10,423 10,277 9,984 9,541 8,647 11,644 35%
Theft 17,356 17,166 17,513 18,165 15,694 17,662 24,335 38%
Auto Theft 1,215 1,141 1,309 1,275 1,680 5,172 8,131 57%
Fraud 9,122 8,779 9,392 7,715 6,529 6,945 5,607 -19%
Embezzlement 274 348 261 308 173 94 190 102%
Vandalism 11,919 11,510 11,030 11,279 10,939 10,308 10,726 4%
All Property Offenses 55,609 54,350 54,668 53,239 49,569 52,549 65,152 24%
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 information on this page comes from the Philadelphia Police Department’s incident reporting on OpenDataPhilly. The police classify incidents very generally, so some offense categories available on other parts of the dashboards are not available here. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.
Fatal and non-fatal shooting counts come from the Philadelphia Police Department’s shooting victim data on OpenDataPhilly. These counts are frequently lower than the counts that the police post on their own website.

Yearly Incidents by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Drug Offenses 6,043 7,392 7,328 8,135 5,295 3,135 2,221 -29%
All Drug Offenses 6,043 7,392 7,328 8,135 5,295 3,135 2,221 -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.

Firearms

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The information on this page comes from the Philadelphia Police Department’s incident reporting on OpenDataPhilly. The police classify incidents very generally, so some offense categories available on other parts of the dashboards are not available here. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.
Fatal and non-fatal shooting counts come from the Philadelphia Police Department’s shooting victim data on OpenDataPhilly. These counts are frequently lower than the counts that the police post on their own website.

Yearly Incidents by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Firearm Violations (including Illegal Possession) 1,433 1,566 1,662 1,887 2,369 2,872 2,384 -17%
All Firearm Possession 1,433 1,566 1,662 1,887 2,369 2,872 2,384 -17%
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 information on this page comes from the Philadelphia Police Department’s incident reporting on OpenDataPhilly. The police classify incidents very generally, so some offense categories available on other parts of the dashboards are not available here. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.
Fatal and non-fatal shooting counts come from the Philadelphia Police Department’s shooting victim data on OpenDataPhilly. These counts are frequently lower than the counts that the police post on their own website.

Yearly Incidents by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
Prostitution/Sex Work Related Offenses 644 749 523 593 166 24 204 750%
Disorderly Conduct 1,366 654 461 639 666 310 255 -18%
DUI 2,956 2,770 2,399 1,805 1,302 1,322 741 -44%
Public Drunkenness 342 132 69 107 35 64 37 -42%
Liquor Law Violations 110 121 96 94 65 79 44 -44%
All Other Offenses 5,418 4,426 3,548 3,238 2,234 1,799 1,281 -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.