Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 02/23/2020

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.

  -41%

700 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -46%

473 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  138%

19 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -54%

66 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 1,066 989 744 648 757 870 473 -46% 862 700 -19%
All Drug Offenses 81 85 107 29 22 8 19 138% 76 16 -79%
All Other Offenses 2,280 2,096 1,045 392 311 142 66 -54% 1,453 173 -88%
Uncategorized Offenses 140 273 145 140 120 168 142 -15% 174 143 -18%
All Offenses 3,567 3,443 2,041 1,209 1,210 1,188 700 -41% 2,565 1,033 -60%

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 330 351 283 240 271 294 424 44% 301 330 10%
Theft 3 2 1 3 2 5 3 -40% 2 3 50%
Fraud/Theft of Services 705 599 423 390 465 558 30 -95% 529 351 -34%
Vandalism 28 37 37 15 19 13 16 23% 29 16 -45%
All Property Offenses 1,066 989 744 648 757 870 473 -46% 862 700 -19%

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 20 21 15 11 10 1 18 1700% 17 10 -41%
Public Drunkenness 61 64 92 18 12 7 1 -86% 59 7 -88%
All Drug Offenses 81 85 107 29 22 8 19 138% 76 16 -79%

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 209 180 195 219 163 56 35 -38% 201 85 -58%
Disorderly Conduct 453 383 318 108 99 58 20 -66% 316 59 -81%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 1,618 1,533 532 65 49 28 11 -61% 937 29 -97%
All Other Offenses 2,280 2,096 1,045 392 311 142 66 -54% 1,453 173 -88%