Incidents

Year to Date Through 05/26/2022

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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.

  11%

51,765
Incidents YTD

All Offenses

  12%

16,394
Incidents YTD

Violent Offenses

  18%

31,319
Incidents YTD

Property Offenses

  -33%

1,266
Incidents YTD

Drug Offenses

  -23%

1,311
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 15,756 15,425 15,255 15,809 14,538 14,676 16,394 12%
All Property Offenses 27,261 26,508 26,817 27,008 26,600 26,592 31,319 18%
All Drug Offenses 3,418 3,776 3,714 4,131 3,651 1,881 1,266 -33%
All Firearm Possession 821 843 892 1,006 1,132 1,710 1,311 -23%
All Other Offenses 3,314 2,352 1,766 1,652 1,370 966 683 -29%
Uncategorized Offenses 329 352 296 563 1,458 609 792 30%
All Offenses 50,899 49,256 48,740 50,169 48,749 46,434 51,765 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.

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 75 89 91 106 116 168 131 -22%
Homicide: Other 29 30 29 23 33 23 15 -35%
Non-Fatal Shooting 331 334 342 370 450 563 536 -5%
Rape 478 450 403 382 307 343 248 -28%
Robbery/Gun 941 900 739 708 723 817 1,206 48%
Robbery/Other 1,298 1,319 1,157 1,319 1,195 833 1,040 25%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 504 536 576 615 681 1,154 975 -16%
Aggravated Assault/Other 2,040 2,033 2,024 2,110 1,975 1,752 2,012 15%
Other Assaults, Threats of Violence, Harassment 9,663 9,345 9,508 9,761 8,781 8,739 9,793 12%
Sexual Assault, Statutory Rape, and Other Sex Offenses 397 389 386 415 277 284 438 54%
All Violent Offenses 15,756 15,425 15,255 15,809 14,538 14,676 16,394 12%
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 2,055 1,901 1,801 1,781 1,480 1,289 1,444 12%
Burglary/Commercial 539 497 518 458 587 466 813 74%
Theft from Auto 4,846 4,822 4,958 5,011 5,344 4,719 5,390 14%
Theft 8,311 8,340 8,469 8,717 9,356 8,043 11,035 37%
Auto Theft 580 532 646 681 1,153 2,946 4,198 42%
Fraud 4,806 4,518 4,705 4,456 3,252 3,723 3,130 -16%
Embezzlement 148 178 135 160 122 49 105 114%
Vandalism 5,976 5,720 5,585 5,744 5,306 5,357 5,204 -3%
All Property Offenses 27,261 26,508 26,817 27,008 26,600 26,592 31,319 18%
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 3,418 3,776 3,714 4,131 3,651 1,881 1,266 -33%
All Drug Offenses 3,418 3,776 3,714 4,131 3,651 1,881 1,266 -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.

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) 821 843 892 1,006 1,132 1,710 1,311 -23%
All Firearm Possession 821 843 892 1,006 1,132 1,710 1,311 -23%
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 335 336 230 290 151 2 131 6450%
Disorderly Conduct 939 390 242 236 496 145 120 -17%
DUI 1,737 1,474 1,209 1,044 642 744 387 -48%
Public Drunkenness 228 86 39 25 32 32 18 -44%
Liquor Law Violations 75 66 46 57 49 43 27 -37%
All Other Offenses 3,314 2,352 1,766 1,652 1,370 966 683 -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.