Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 10/28/2020

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.

  -58%

1,977 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -58%

1,259 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -42%

28 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -66%

243 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 6,248 4,485 4,225 3,855 4,824 2,993 1,259 -58% 4,703 3,025 -36%
All Drug Offenses 646 541 428 196 95 48 28 -42% 453 57 -87%
All Other Offenses 16,740 14,956 5,343 2,824 1,427 722 243 -66% 9,966 797 -92%
Uncategorized Offenses 915 1,663 881 790 831 952 447 -53% 1,062 743 -30%
All Offenses 24,549 21,645 10,877 7,665 7,177 4,715 1,977 -58% 16,184 4,623 -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 1,873 1,742 1,609 1,296 1,909 1,899 1,131 -40% 1,630 1,646 1%
Theft 15 12 11 13 20 23 12 -48% 13 18 38%
Fraud/Theft of Services 4,138 2,566 2,461 2,451 2,798 1,002 57 -94% 2,904 1,286 -56%
Vandalism 222 165 144 95 97 69 59 -14% 156 75 -52%
All Property Offenses 6,248 4,485 4,225 3,855 4,824 2,993 1,259 -58% 4,703 3,025 -36%

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 233 141 121 99 42 33 27 -18% 148 34 -77%
Public Drunkenness 413 400 307 97 53 15 1 -93% 304 23 -92%
All Drug Offenses 646 541 428 196 95 48 28 -42% 453 57 -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 1,973 1,867 1,980 1,679 628 247 106 -57% 1,875 327 -83%
Disorderly Conduct 3,015 2,384 1,300 610 410 267 86 -68% 1,827 254 -86%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 11,752 10,705 2,063 535 389 208 51 -75% 6,264 216 -97%
All Other Offenses 16,740 14,956 5,343 2,824 1,427 722 243 -66% 9,966 797 -92%