Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 02/05/2023

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.

  29%

289 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  53%

200 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -100%

0 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -45%

11 Arrests YTD

Other Offenses

All Offenses

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
All Property Offenses
360
501
628
900
855
642
622
643
641
344
188
131
200
All Drug Offenses
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
All Other Offenses
243
311
326
270
218
230
68
67
41
12
4
20
11
Uncategorized Offenses
443
866
844
1,247
1,319
497
122
94
125
104
39
72
78
All Offenses
1,047
1,679
1,798
2,417
2,392
1,369
812
804
807
460
233
224
289

Property

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
255
282
256
208
239
198
163
127
171
227
119
60
115
18
18
13
19
16
6
10
15
25
59
25
9
21
2
48
81
469
394
238
258
348
377
10
6
12
9
59
108
227
155
157
165
183
142
59
33
31
44
40
26
26
29
20
25
24
7
11
9
14
7
6
15
0
19
22
29
24
11
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
All Property Offenses
360
501
628
900
855
642
622
643
641
344
188
131
200

Drugs

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
All Drug Offenses
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0

Other

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Yearly Summary Arrests by Police District

Data: YTD Count of Summary Arrests by Offense Category

Offense Category
2011 YTD
2012 YTD
2013 YTD
2014 YTD
2015 YTD
2016 YTD
2017 YTD
2018 YTD
2019 YTD
2020 YTD
2021 YTD
2022 YTD
2023 YTD
182
254
282
232
172
166
53
57
34
8
4
18
10
17
24
18
11
15
5
5
4
0
3
0
0
0
41
33
25
25
30
58
8
6
7
1
0
2
1
3
0
1
2
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
All Other Offenses
243
311
326
270
218
230
68
67
41
12
4
20
11