(PRWEB) April 05, 2013
Busted! Mugshots, part of the Busted! Grid network, reviews statistics provided by the FBI to help residents understand crime trends in Washington D.C. Compiled from the most recent Uniform Crime Report, the crime statistics provide an overview of national and local crime trends.
Although Washington D.C. has had violent crime rates that are higher than most cities for years, the 2011 Uniform Crime Report data shows the percentage has declined. The decrease also follows the national trend in the number of homicides declining in big cities.
Property crime in Washington D.C. has increased by 4.3% with the largest increase occurring in the theft category with 11.4%. Despite the increase in this category, motor vehicle thefts dropped by 10.8% which follows the national trend of decline for the year.
Burglaries decrease 8.9%
Thefts increase 11.5%.
Auto Thefts decrease 10.8%
Violent crime decreased by 6.5%, with the biggest drop in the homicide category with 18.1%. The decline follows the national trend for the year and shows the city’s violent crime rate is significantly lower than other cities currently listed on America’s Most Dangerous Cities lists.
Homicides decrease 18.1%
Rape decrease 6.5%
Robberies decrease 4.0%
Aggravated Assaults decrease 8.9%
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