Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 10/25/2021

Definitions | Limitations

The data below show Philadelphia totals for people arrested by local and state law enforcement agencies for ‘Summary’ offenses. Summary offenses are the lowest level of criminal offense in Pennslyvania, often refered to as ‘non-traffic citations.’ Unlike Misdemeanors and Felonies, the police in Philadelphia can arrest and charge a person for a summary offense without the intervention of the District Attorney’s Office.

  -10%

1,774 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -40%

749 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -86%

4 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -42%

141 Arrests YTD

Other Offenses

All Offenses

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
All Property Offenses 4,444 4,172 3,793 4,766 2,978 1,252 749 -40% 4,136 2,436 -41%
All Drug Offenses 536 428 195 94 48 28 4 -86% 386 44 -89%
All Other Offenses 14,842 5,296 2,796 1,416 719 242 141 -42% 7,645 630 -92%
Uncategorized Offenses 1,653 873 780 824 947 445 880 98% 1,102 774 -30%
All Offenses 21,475 10,769 7,564 7,100 4,692 1,967 1,774 -10% 13,269 3,883 -71%

Property

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Retail Theft 1,727 1,586 1,278 1,894 1,887 1,125 644 -43% 1,530 1,388 -9%
Theft 12 11 13 20 23 12 53 342% 12 27 125%
Fraud/Theft of Services 2,540 2,431 2,409 2,755 1,000 57 16 -72% 2,460 957 -61%
Vandalism 165 144 93 97 68 58 36 -38% 134 65 -51%
All Property Offenses 4,444 4,172 3,793 4,766 2,978 1,252 749 -40% 4,136 2,436 -41%

Drugs

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Alcohol Possession by Minor 138 121 98 42 33 27 2 -93% 119 26 -78%
Public Drunkenness 398 307 97 52 15 1 2 100% 267 18 -93%
All Drug Offenses 536 428 195 94 48 28 4 -86% 386 44 -89%

Other

The dashboard is currently paused. Data is current as of 10/25/2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’15-’17
Avg
’18-’21
Avg
’15-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’21 Avg
Trespass 1,841 1,957 1,662 623 246 106 71 -33% 1,820 262 -86%
Disorderly Conduct 2,354 1,287 602 404 266 85 57 -33% 1,414 203 -86%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 10,647 2,052 532 389 207 51 13 -75% 4,410 165 -96%
All Other Offenses 14,842 5,296 2,796 1,416 719 242 141 -42% 7,645 630 -92%