Summary Arrests

Year to Date Through 07/10/2020

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.

  -56%

1,426 Arrests YTD

All Offenses

  -55%

952 Arrests YTD

Property Offenses

  -37%

27 Arrests YTD

Drug Offenses

  -62%

184 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 3,855 3,094 2,675 2,268 3,025 2,130 952 -55% 2,973 2,036 -32%
All Drug Offenses 395 376 347 140 64 43 27 -37% 314 45 -86%
All Other Offenses 10,271 10,272 3,993 1,881 946 485 184 -62% 6,604 538 -92%
Uncategorized Offenses 537 1,341 587 526 493 618 263 -57% 748 458 -39%
All Offenses 15,058 15,083 7,602 4,815 4,528 3,276 1,426 -56% 10,640 3,077 -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 1,178 1,150 1,070 835 1,253 1,157 844 -27% 1,058 1,085 3%
Theft 9 6 9 8 7 11 9 -18% 8 9 12%
Fraud/Theft of Services 2,527 1,811 1,487 1,363 1,705 925 53 -94% 1,797 894 -50%
Vandalism 141 127 109 62 60 37 46 24% 110 48 -56%
All Property Offenses 3,855 3,094 2,675 2,268 3,025 2,130 952 -55% 2,973 2,036 -32%

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 141 97 98 64 30 31 26 -16% 100 29 -71%
Public Drunkenness 254 279 249 76 34 12 1 -92% 214 16 -93%
All Drug Offenses 395 376 347 140 64 43 27 -37% 314 45 -86%

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 1,389 1,160 1,188 1,202 430 149 80 -46% 1,235 220 -82%
Disorderly Conduct 1,893 1,610 1,098 381 276 192 61 -68% 1,246 176 -86%
Minor Violations (Open Container, Public Urination, Smoking Violation) 6,989 7,502 1,707 298 240 144 43 -70% 4,124 142 -97%
All Other Offenses 10,271 10,272 3,993 1,881 946 485 184 -62% 6,604 538 -92%