Incidents

Year End 12/31/2021

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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.

  3%

125,993
Incidents YTD

All Offenses

  7%

40,313
Incidents YTD

Violent Offenses

  6%

74,124
Incidents YTD

Property Offenses

  -39%

3,879
Incidents YTD

Drug Offenses

  3%

3,720
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: Year End Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
All Violent Offenses 39,506 40,622 39,981 39,006 38,592 40,783 37,756 40,313 7%
All Property Offenses 74,843 73,562 72,614 70,789 71,768 71,040 69,834 74,124 6%
All Drug Offenses 9,526 7,567 7,992 9,643 9,358 10,358 6,400 3,879 -39%
All Firearm Possession 1,425 1,324 1,893 2,109 2,188 2,556 3,600 3,720 3%
All Other Offenses 8,925 8,659 6,706 5,619 4,430 4,285 2,668 2,194 -18%
Uncategorized Offenses 1,349 1,809 852 818 908 1,328 2,264 1,763 -22%
All Offenses 135,574 133,543 130,038 127,984 127,244 130,350 122,522 125,993 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.

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: Year End Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Homicide: Shooting · 220 208 225 262 282 376 410 9%
Homicide: Other 249 60 69 92 87 70 77 57 -26%
Non-Fatal Shooting · 922 960 879 987 1,052 1,685 1,441 -14%
Rape 1,212 1,324 1,234 1,131 1,056 988 818 773 -6%
Robbery/Gun 2,970 2,763 2,566 2,338 2,053 2,125 1,821 2,601 43%
Robbery/Other 3,813 3,780 3,469 3,495 3,031 3,486 2,754 2,355 -14%
Aggravated Assault/Gun 2,027 1,437 1,383 1,387 1,410 1,636 2,287 2,647 16%
Aggravated Assault/Other 5,348 5,388 5,342 5,324 5,306 5,600 5,293 5,273 0%
Other Assaults, Threats of Violence, Harassment 22,866 23,651 23,823 23,188 23,500 24,538 21,953 23,914 9%
Sexual Assault, Statutory Rape, and Other Sex Offenses 1,021 1,077 927 947 900 1,006 692 842 22%
All Violent Offenses 39,506 40,622 39,981 39,006 38,592 40,783 37,756 40,313 7%
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: Year End Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Burglary/Residential 7,792 6,627 5,601 5,173 5,063 4,770 3,576 3,768 5%
Burglary/Commercial 1,853 1,451 1,393 1,388 1,401 1,355 3,263 1,511 -54%
Theft from Auto 13,034 12,761 13,753 13,195 13,414 13,157 12,859 13,384 4%
Theft 23,570 22,913 22,489 22,471 22,903 25,013 21,001 23,491 12%
Auto Theft 2,310 1,669 1,550 1,477 1,776 1,910 5,516 8,866 61%
Fraud 11,056 12,459 11,776 11,721 12,286 9,755 8,784 9,042 3%
Embezzlement 388 391 370 453 358 404 209 141 -33%
Vandalism 14,840 15,291 15,682 14,911 14,567 14,676 14,626 13,921 -5%
All Property Offenses 74,843 73,562 72,614 70,789 71,768 71,040 69,834 74,124 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.

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: Year End Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Drug Offenses 9,526 7,567 7,992 9,643 9,358 10,358 6,400 3,879 -39%
All Drug Offenses 9,526 7,567 7,992 9,643 9,358 10,358 6,400 3,879 -39%
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: Year End Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Firearm Violations (including Illegal Possession) 1,425 1,324 1,893 2,109 2,188 2,556 3,600 3,720 3%
All Firearm Possession 1,425 1,324 1,893 2,109 2,188 2,556 3,600 3,720 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.

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: Year End Count of Incidents by Reported Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
Prostitution/Sex Work Related Offenses 1,375 1,049 924 1,043 701 740 191 62 -68%
Disorderly Conduct 3,020 2,954 1,581 824 604 937 730 384 -47%
DUI 3,794 3,863 3,701 3,456 2,929 2,346 1,630 1,577 -3%
Public Drunkenness 444 519 377 171 86 141 45 66 47%
Liquor Law Violations 292 274 123 125 110 121 72 105 46%
All Other Offenses 8,925 8,659 6,706 5,619 4,430 4,285 2,668 2,194 -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.