Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 06/12/2024

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.

  29%

1,567 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  25%

906 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -100%

0 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  71%

174 Arrests YTD

Other Offenses

All Offenses

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
2010 YTD
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
2024 YTD
All Property Offenses
2,190
2,111
2,819
3,451
4,585
3,847
3,355
2,942
3,025
2,175
981
604
629
727
906
All Drug Offenses
5
3
4
1
5
2
0
7
1
6
1
7
1
1
0
All Other Offenses
1,809
1,716
1,432
1,619
1,465
1,192
1,081
453
296
206
89
50
82
102
174
Uncategorized Offenses
3,684
3,467
4,966
5,812
6,732
7,876
2,276
766
549
551
293
249
257
383
487
All Offenses
7,688
7,297
9,221
10,883
12,787
12,917
6,712
4,168
3,871
2,938
1,364
910
969
1,213
1,567

Property

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
2010 YTD
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
2024 YTD
1,303
1,233
1,222
1,228
995
937
864
655
936
897
664
322
352
393
472
123
74
84
67
50
77
65
70
137
125
154
56
54
62
108
27
15
190
777
1,957
1,513
1,133
978
1,407
879
20
33
56
54
123
551
589
1,088
1,109
1,246
1,088
1,135
1,154
474
238
98
166
132
181
177
170
166
158
129
132
126
97
62
68
36
44
26
35
37
26
16
34
77
141
205
106
61
23
3
0
1
1
0
0
0
All Property Offenses
2,190
2,111
2,819
3,451
4,585
3,847
3,355
2,942
3,025
2,175
981
604
629
727
906

Drugs

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
2010 YTD
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
2024 YTD
5
3
4
1
5
2
0
7
1
6
1
7
1
1
0
All Drug Offenses
5
3
4
1
5
2
0
7
1
6
1
7
1
1
0

Other

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
2010 YTD
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
2024 YTD
1,360
1,197
1,138
1,353
1,154
894
763
325
241
157
63
45
65
97
169
216
280
123
115
116
85
79
61
21
28
25
0
6
0
1
221
227
168
138
191
210
230
61
31
16
1
5
11
5
4
12
12
3
13
4
3
9
6
3
5
0
0
0
0
0
All Other Offenses
1,809
1,716
1,432
1,619
1,465
1,192
1,081
453
296
206
89
50
82
102
174