Incidents

Year to Date Through 01/17/2022

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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.

  -16%

4,746
Incidents YTD

All Offenses

  -13%

1,469
Incidents YTD

Violent Offenses

  -15%

2,911
Incidents YTD

Property Offenses

  -48%

91
Incidents YTD

Drug Offenses

  -47%

130
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 Philadelphia Police Department’s public data classifies crimes by a general code. Offense types on this report may be different than other reports on the dashboard. These are Parts I & II offenses only. Not all crime types are included in this report as they are on other pages. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.

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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
All Violent Offenses 1,666 1,747 1,538 1,713 1,833 1,681 1,469 -13% 1,706 1,647 -3%
All Property Offenses 2,972 2,791 2,623 3,248 3,417 3,416 2,911 -15% 2,882 3,123 8%
All Drug Offenses 352 384 336 515 448 175 91 -48% 368 313 -15%
All Firearm Possession 90 102 97 127 142 243 130 -47% 96 148 54%
All Other Offenses 361 212 169 184 177 93 51 -45% 286 135 -53%
Uncategorized Offenses 32 52 28 85 45 46 94 104% 42 60 43%
All Offenses 5,473 5,288 4,791 5,872 6,062 5,654 4,746 -16% 5,380 5,425 1%
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 Philadelphia Police Department’s public data classifies crimes by a general code. Offense types on this report may be different than other reports on the dashboard. These are Parts I & II offenses only. Not all crime types are included in this report as they are on other pages. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.

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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Homicide: Shooting 11 15 6 9 18 19 15 -21% 13 13 0%
Homicide: Other 2 2 1 2 9 2 0 -100% 2 3 50%
Non-Fatal Shooting 52 42 30 36 47 76 48 -37% 47 47 0%
Rape 41 51 50 45 34 43 25 -42% 46 39 -15%
Robbery/Gun 145 159 124 104 111 126 221 75% 152 137 -10%
Robbery/Other 132 147 150 132 165 134 96 -28% 140 135 -4%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 65 73 62 62 74 131 115 -12% 69 89 29%
Aggravated Assault/Other 212 224 226 247 219 182 168 -8% 218 208 -5%
Other Assaults, Threats of Violence, Harassment 970 990 846 1,036 1,113 934 753 -19% 980 936 -4%
Sexual Assault, Statutory Rape, and Other Sex Offenses 36 44 43 40 43 34 28 -18% 40 38 -5%
All Violent Offenses 1,666 1,747 1,538 1,713 1,833 1,681 1,469 -13% 1,706 1,647 -3%
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 Philadelphia Police Department’s public data classifies crimes by a general code. Offense types on this report may be different than other reports on the dashboard. These are Parts I & II offenses only. Not all crime types are included in this report as they are on other pages. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.

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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Burglary/Residential 241 226 191 249 189 173 135 -22% 234 187 -20%
Burglary/Commercial 50 64 59 55 74 50 75 50% 57 63 11%
Theft from Auto 550 504 437 627 620 640 543 -15% 527 573 9%
Theft 944 895 845 974 1,309 1,144 904 -21% 920 1,035 12%
Auto Theft 63 50 76 99 126 353 500 42% 56 231 312%
Fraud 458 447 523 568 391 445 268 -40% 452 439 -3%
Embezzlement 18 15 16 24 16 6 14 133% 16 15 -6%
Vandalism 648 590 476 652 692 605 472 -22% 619 579 -6%
All Property Offenses 2,972 2,791 2,623 3,248 3,417 3,416 2,911 -15% 2,882 3,123 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.

Drugs

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The Philadelphia Police Department’s public data classifies crimes by a general code. Offense types on this report may be different than other reports on the dashboard. These are Parts I & II offenses only. Not all crime types are included in this report as they are on other pages. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.

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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Drug Offenses 352 384 336 515 448 175 91 -48% 368 313 -15%
All Drug Offenses 352 384 336 515 448 175 91 -48% 368 313 -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.

Firearms

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The Philadelphia Police Department’s public data classifies crimes by a general code. Offense types on this report may be different than other reports on the dashboard. These are Parts I & II offenses only. Not all crime types are included in this report as they are on other pages. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.

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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Firearm Violations (including Illegal Possession) 90 102 97 127 142 243 130 -47% 96 148 54%
All Firearm Possession 90 102 97 127 142 243 130 -47% 96 148 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.

Other

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The Philadelphia Police Department’s public data classifies crimes by a general code. Offense types on this report may be different than other reports on the dashboard. These are Parts I & II offenses only. Not all crime types are included in this report as they are on other pages. This data is considered preliminary reporting and is not authoritative.

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
’16-’17
Avg
’18-’22
Avg
’16-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’22 Avg
Prostitution/Sex Work Related Offenses 39 26 28 43 24 0 14 Inf% 32 22 -31%
Disorderly Conduct 96 27 24 22 59 4 11 175% 62 24 -61%
DUI 181 154 113 115 80 86 24 -72% 168 84 -50%
Public Drunkenness 38 2 2 2 2 1 1 0% 20 2 -90%
Liquor Law Violations 7 3 2 2 12 2 1 -50% 5 4 -20%
All Other Offenses 361 212 169 184 177 93 51 -45% 286 135 -53%
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.