Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 08/03/2020

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.

  -58%

1,522 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -57%

1,012 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -41%

27 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -64%

193 Arrests YTD

Other Offenses

All Offenses

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
All Property Offenses 4,361 3,463 2,985 2,607 3,414 2,334 1,012 -57% 3,354 2,253 -33%
All Drug Offenses 459 417 364 143 69 46 27 -41% 346 47 -86%
All Other Offenses 11,796 11,477 4,180 2,212 1,048 542 193 -64% 7,416 594 -92%
Uncategorized Offenses 622 1,447 649 585 563 712 290 -59% 826 522 -37%
All Offenses 17,238 16,804 8,178 5,547 5,094 3,634 1,522 -58% 11,942 3,417 -71%

Property

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Retail Theft 1,321 1,294 1,173 939 1,388 1,334 903 -32% 1,182 1,208 2%
Theft 10 7 9 8 7 14 9 -36% 8 10 25%
Fraud/Theft of Services 2,871 2,024 1,690 1,592 1,956 944 54 -94% 2,044 985 -52%
Vandalism 159 138 113 68 63 42 46 10% 120 50 -58%
All Property Offenses 4,361 3,463 2,985 2,607 3,414 2,334 1,012 -57% 3,354 2,253 -33%

Drugs

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Alcohol Possession by Minor 166 106 104 65 33 31 26 -16% 110 30 -73%
Public Drunkenness 293 311 260 78 36 15 1 -93% 236 17 -93%
All Drug Offenses 459 417 364 143 69 46 27 -41% 346 47 -86%

Other

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category 2014 YTD 2015 YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2018 YTD 2019 YTD 2020 YTD Yr-Yr
Change
’14-’17
Avg
’18-’20
Avg
’14-’17 Avg
Compared to
’18-’20 Avg
Trespass 1,550 1,325 1,301 1,442 472 163 83 -49% 1,404 239 -83%
Disorderly Conduct 2,123 1,750 1,130 425 297 208 67 -68% 1,357 191 -86%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 8,123 8,402 1,749 345 279 171 43 -75% 4,655 164 -96%
All Other Offenses 11,796 11,477 4,180 2,212 1,048 542 193 -64% 7,416 594 -92%