Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 06/03/2020

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.

  -53%

1,323 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -53%

888 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -36%

27 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -59%

169 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 3,039 2,567 2,104 1,781 2,382 1,873 888 -53% 2,373 1,714 -28%
All Drug Offenses 314 316 312 126 52 42 27 -36% 267 40 -85%
All Other Offenses 8,099 7,927 3,303 1,467 799 414 169 -59% 5,199 461 -91%
Uncategorized Offenses 458 1,076 471 427 388 481 239 -50% 608 369 -39%
All Offenses 11,910 11,886 6,190 3,801 3,621 2,810 1,323 -53% 8,447 2,585 -69%

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 963 958 867 678 996 935 793 -15% 866 908 5%
Theft 5 5 7 6 4 8 9 12% 6 7 17%
Fraud/Theft of Services 1,959 1,500 1,151 1,052 1,327 901 53 -94% 1,416 760 -46%
Vandalism 112 104 79 45 55 29 33 14% 85 39 -54%
All Property Offenses 3,039 2,567 2,104 1,781 2,382 1,873 888 -53% 2,373 1,714 -28%

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 113 82 89 61 24 30 26 -13% 86 27 -69%
Public Drunkenness 201 234 223 65 28 12 1 -92% 181 14 -92%
All Drug Offenses 314 316 312 126 52 42 27 -36% 267 40 -85%

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 1,073 850 905 906 366 128 72 -44% 934 189 -80%
Disorderly Conduct 1,538 1,305 968 322 233 165 57 -65% 1,033 152 -85%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 5,488 5,772 1,430 239 200 121 40 -67% 3,232 120 -96%
All Other Offenses 8,099 7,927 3,303 1,467 799 414 169 -59% 5,199 461 -91%