Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 01/24/2021

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.

  -53%

142 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -52%

103 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -100%

0 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -80%

4 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 493 291 297 338 385 214 103 -52% 360 260 -28%
All Drug Offenses 21 51 9 7 3 1 0 -100% 27 3 -89%
All Other Offenses 931 412 152 133 56 20 4 -80% 498 53 -89%
Uncategorized Offenses 106 56 57 37 65 64 35 -45% 73 50 -32%
All Offenses 1,551 810 515 515 509 299 142 -53% 959 366 -62%

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 166 134 105 88 123 182 93 -49% 135 122 -10%
Theft 2 0 2 1 4 1 0 -100% 1 2 100%
Fraud/Theft of Services 314 141 185 242 249 21 5 -76% 213 129 -39%
Vandalism 11 16 5 7 9 10 5 -50% 11 8 -27%
All Property Offenses 493 291 297 338 385 214 103 -52% 360 260 -28%

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 5 4 5 4 0 0 0 0% 5 1 -80%
Public Drunkenness 16 47 4 3 3 1 0 -100% 22 2 -91%
All Drug Offenses 21 51 9 7 3 1 0 -100% 27 3 -89%

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 70 83 97 80 26 10 3 -70% 83 30 -64%
Disorderly Conduct 166 121 33 42 20 3 0 -100% 107 16 -85%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 695 208 22 11 10 7 1 -86% 308 7 -98%
All Other Offenses 931 412 152 133 56 20 4 -80% 498 53 -89%