Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 03/06/2021

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.

  -57%

393 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -64%

219 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -100%

0 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -71%

29 Arrests YTD

Other Offenses

All Offenses

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 1,138 931 767 916 1,008 615 219 -64% 945 690 -27%
All Drug Offenses 107 136 39 26 9 19 0 -100% 94 14 -85%
All Other Offenses 2,647 1,244 473 386 178 99 29 -71% 1,455 173 -88%
Uncategorized Offenses 321 187 175 157 204 181 145 -20% 228 172 -25%
All Offenses 4,213 2,498 1,454 1,485 1,399 914 393 -57% 2,722 1,048 -61%

Property

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 406 341 288 359 363 541 202 -63% 345 366 6%
Theft 2 1 3 2 5 4 0 -100% 2 3 50%
Fraud/Theft of Services 689 544 458 536 625 52 5 -90% 564 304 -46%
Vandalism 41 45 18 19 15 18 12 -33% 35 16 -54%
All Property Offenses 1,138 931 767 916 1,008 615 219 -64% 945 690 -27%

Drugs

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 22 18 15 11 1 18 0 -100% 18 8 -56%
Public Drunkenness 85 118 24 15 8 1 0 -100% 76 6 -92%
All Drug Offenses 107 136 39 26 9 19 0 -100% 94 14 -85%

Other

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 219 240 257 200 73 46 19 -59% 239 84 -65%
Disorderly Conduct 472 383 138 116 74 35 7 -80% 331 58 -82%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 1,956 621 78 70 31 18 3 -83% 885 30 -97%
All Other Offenses 2,647 1,244 473 386 178 99 29 -71% 1,455 173 -88%