Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 04/01/2020

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.

  -43%

1,043 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -46%

682 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  127%

25 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -49%

126 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 1,788 1,558 1,303 1,053 1,276 1,271 682 -46% 1,426 1,076 -25%
All Drug Offenses 164 175 195 68 34 11 25 127% 150 23 -85%
All Other Offenses 4,008 3,915 1,818 725 522 247 126 -49% 2,616 298 -89%
Uncategorized Offenses 243 513 252 247 215 298 210 -30% 314 241 -23%
All Offenses 6,203 6,161 3,568 2,093 2,047 1,827 1,043 -43% 4,506 1,639 -64%

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 558 562 479 387 529 519 605 17% 496 551 11%
Theft 4 4 5 5 2 7 5 -29% 4 5 25%
Fraud/Theft of Services 1,172 937 763 639 716 725 53 -93% 878 498 -43%
Vandalism 54 55 56 22 29 20 19 -5% 47 23 -51%
All Property Offenses 1,788 1,558 1,303 1,053 1,276 1,271 682 -46% 1,426 1,076 -25%

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 52 36 45 28 13 2 24 1100% 40 13 -68%
Public Drunkenness 112 139 150 40 21 9 1 -89% 110 10 -91%
All Drug Offenses 164 175 195 68 34 11 25 127% 150 23 -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 399 323 353 398 260 93 53 -43% 368 135 -63%
Disorderly Conduct 867 699 570 208 158 101 49 -51% 586 103 -82%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 2,742 2,893 895 119 104 53 24 -55% 1,662 60 -96%
All Other Offenses 4,008 3,915 1,818 725 522 247 126 -49% 2,616 298 -89%