Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 12/01/2020

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%

2,127 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -59%

1,343 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -44%

28 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -67%

254 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 6959 4,925 4,615 4,370 5,431 3,254 1,343 -59% 5,217 3,343 -36%
All Drug Offenses 728 594 454 211 105 50 28 -44% 497 61 -88%
All Other Offenses 18468 16,051 5,700 3,054 1,576 769 254 -67% 10,818 866 -92%
Uncategorized Offenses 1078 1,768 966 854 930 1,052 502 -52% 1,166 828 -29%
All Offenses 27233 23,338 11,735 8,489 8,042 5,125 2,127 -58% 17,699 5,098 -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 2104 1,933 1,765 1,425 2,106 2,145 1,205 -44% 1,807 1,819 1%
Theft 16 14 12 13 21 26 13 -50% 14 20 43%
Fraud/Theft of Services 4602 2,793 2,671 2,828 3,195 1,008 58 -94% 3,224 1,420 -56%
Vandalism 237 185 167 104 109 75 67 -11% 173 84 -51%
All Property Offenses 6959 4,925 4,615 4,370 5,431 3,254 1,343 -59% 5,217 3,343 -36%

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 257 158 130 104 43 34 27 -21% 162 35 -78%
Public Drunkenness 471 436 324 107 62 16 1 -94% 334 26 -92%
All Drug Offenses 728 594 454 211 105 50 28 -44% 497 61 -88%

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 2146 2,071 2,204 1,797 683 263 111 -58% 2,054 352 -83%
Disorderly Conduct 3343 2,653 1,363 676 471 290 91 -69% 2,009 284 -86%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 12979 11,327 2,133 581 422 216 52 -76% 6,755 230 -97%
All Other Offenses 18468 16,051 5,700 3,054 1,576 769 254 -67% 10,818 866 -92%