Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 09/29/2020

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.

  -59%

1,797 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -58%

1,169 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -44%

27 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -67%

223 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 5,608 4,160 3,763 3,400 4,336 2,803 1,169 -58% 4,233 2,769 -35%
All Drug Offenses 596 501 409 179 89 48 27 -44% 421 55 -87%
All Other Offenses 15,163 13,901 4,996 2,622 1,299 669 223 -67% 9,170 730 -92%
Uncategorized Offenses 813 1,594 787 722 759 867 378 -56% 979 668 -32%
All Offenses 22,180 20,156 9,955 6,923 6,483 4,387 1,797 -59% 14,804 4,222 -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 1,684 1,599 1,449 1,167 1,744 1,721 1,045 -39% 1,475 1,503 2%
Theft 14 10 9 12 16 22 12 -45% 11 17 55%
Fraud/Theft of Services 3,716 2,393 2,170 2,133 2,489 1,000 55 -94% 2,603 1,181 -55%
Vandalism 194 158 135 88 87 60 57 -5% 144 68 -53%
All Property Offenses 5,608 4,160 3,763 3,400 4,336 2,803 1,169 -58% 4,233 2,769 -35%

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 221 128 118 91 42 33 26 -21% 140 34 -76%
Public Drunkenness 375 373 291 88 47 15 1 -93% 282 21 -93%
All Drug Offenses 596 501 409 179 89 48 27 -44% 421 55 -87%

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 1,857 1,640 1,786 1,596 584 226 94 -58% 1,720 301 -82%
Disorderly Conduct 2,683 2,174 1,231 540 357 245 78 -68% 1,657 227 -86%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 10,623 10,087 1,979 486 358 198 51 -74% 5,794 202 -97%
All Other Offenses 15,163 13,901 4,996 2,622 1,299 669 223 -67% 9,170 730 -92%