This graph shows the number of escapes from Pennsylvania jails between 2015 and 2022. The data is broken down by escape types: Actual, attempted and walk-away.

Escapes from Pennsylvania jails dropped sharply after the COVID-19 pandemic

The number of people who break out of county jails has always been low compared to those who leave for permitted reasons and never return. But all types of jail escapes dropped in 2020 and have not reached pre-pandemic levels in the years since.