Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 04/17/2024

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.

  8%

976 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -6%

513 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -100%

0 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  83%

150 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
1,344
1,294
1,695
2,151
2,767
2,395
2,081
1,801
1,949
1,619
741
431
404
547
513
All Drug Offenses
3
3
2
1
3
1
0
2
1
1
1
5
1
1
0
All Other Offenses
1,080
1,150
942
1,079
943
767
712
316
217
124
79
23
50
82
150
Uncategorized Offenses
2,007
1,977
3,008
3,544
3,954
4,693
1,511
497
342
384
244
158
176
272
313
All Offenses
4,434
4,424
5,647
6,775
7,667
7,856
4,304
2,616
2,509
2,128
1,065
617
631
902
976

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
804
740
787
778
636
631
557
423
593
562
488
234
213
306
264
77
48
57
43
34
44
27
41
80
74
126
37
34
51
55
24
8
101
450
1,286
1,034
759
643
879
793
20
22
37
34
50
331
379
596
693
623
530
628
651
351
167
82
121
94
128
129
97
114
91
87
81
87
69
32
45
23
24
16
26
28
15
11
5
63
100
107
69
41
11
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
All Property Offenses
1,344
1,294
1,695
2,151
2,767
2,395
2,081
1,801
1,949
1,619
741
431
404
547
513

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
3
3
2
1
3
1
0
2
1
1
1
5
1
1
0
All Drug Offenses
3
3
2
1
3
1
0
2
1
1
1
5
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
880
810
746
912
748
577
488
222
180
105
55
21
38
79
146
56
190
83
64
68
57
54
44
10
5
23
0
4
0
0
141
141
111
95
125
132
166
46
27
12
1
2
8
3
4
3
9
2
8
2
1
4
4
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
All Other Offenses
1,080
1,150
942
1,079
943
767
712
316
217
124
79
23
50
82
150