Incidents

Year End 12/31/2021

Definitions | Limitations

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.

  5%

124,531
Incidents YTD

All Offenses

  6%

40,406
Incidents YTD

Violent Offenses

  9%

72,794
Incidents YTD

Property Offenses

  -40%

3,857
Incidents YTD

Drug Offenses

  2%

3,591
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
All Violent Offenses
39,803
41,154
40,424
39,460
39,161
40,967
38,087
40,406
All Property Offenses
75,839
74,538
73,495
71,597
72,710
71,124
66,637
72,794
All Drug Offenses
9,627
7,611
8,053
9,710
9,428
10,383
6,447
3,857
All Firearm Possession
1,449
1,343
1,914
2,139
2,221
2,563
3,535
3,591
All Other Offenses
9,110
8,848
6,858
5,756
4,553
4,297
2,650
2,186
Uncategorized Offenses
1,361
1,837
857
830
924
1,333
1,149
1,697
All Offenses
137,189
135,331
131,601
129,492
128,997
130,667
118,505
124,531

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
·
220
214
235
269
298
429
498
0
58
58
74
77
54
67
65
·
977
1,016
938
1,072
1,115
1,740
1,773
1,220
1,337
1,246
1,142
1,075
1,011
854
757
3,034
2,807
2,603
2,381
2,085
2,127
1,814
2,371
3,913
3,860
3,522
3,565
3,100
3,502
2,810
2,524
2,064
1,456
1,394
1,411
1,427
1,632
2,257
2,414
5,417
5,466
5,405
5,389
5,378
5,616
5,482
5,095
23,124
23,887
24,031
23,370
23,770
24,603
21,916
24,042
1,031
1,086
935
955
908
1,009
718
867
All Violent Offenses
39,803
41,154
40,424
39,460
39,161
40,967
38,087
40,406

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
7,805
6,642
5,612
5,179
5,087
4,780
3,639
3,733
1,870
1,463
1,401
1,400
1,409
1,357
3,277
1,566
13,217
12,908
13,913
13,340
13,592
13,188
12,819
12,480
24,038
23,396
22,933
22,870
23,369
25,099
20,913
24,628
2,333
1,693
1,580
1,501
1,764
1,796
2,539
7,780
11,230
12,609
11,890
11,830
12,428
9,779
8,712
8,796
400
412
383
465
367
408
211
133
14,946
15,415
15,783
15,012
14,694
14,717
14,527
13,678
All Property Offenses
75,839
74,538
73,495
71,597
72,710
71,124
66,637
72,794

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
9,627
7,611
8,053
9,710
9,428
10,383
6,447
3,857
All Drug Offenses
9,627
7,611
8,053
9,710
9,428
10,383
6,447
3,857

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
1,449
1,343
1,914
2,139
2,221
2,563
3,535
3,591
All Firearm Possession
1,449
1,343
1,914
2,139
2,221
2,563
3,535
3,591

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
1,377
1,051
930
1,045
703
740
190
62
3,091
3,010
1,625
855
628
941
729
407
DUI
3,892
3,973
3,790
3,547
3,022
2,354
1,619
1,556
453
530
387
172
88
141
40
69
297
284
126
137
112
121
72
92
All Other Offenses
9,110
8,848
6,858
5,756
4,553
4,297
2,650
2,186