The Philadelphia Police Department posts Officer Involved Data on its website. The self reported data tracks criminal offenses and arrests on an annual basis. Since 2007, the number of violent crimes in Philadelphia has reduced. The number of shooting victims is also down, as well as assaults against police officers.
With more than 6,000 officers, the Philadelphia Police Department is the fourth largest in the nation. The Department continues to hire. The Philadelphia police dispatched 3,383,249 officers for incidents in 2013. This is a a nearly 50% increase since 2007.