HomeSecurityGuru.com Reports on Current Washington, DC Crime Stats

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The latest HomeSecurityGuru.com crime report analyzes the most recent crime statistics in Washington, DC for both violent crime and property crime across the District of Columbia.

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The important thing is that the numbers that I care about are going down - violent crime and street crime.

HomeSecurityGuru.com, the most comprehensive home security site on the web, has just gathered and analyzed the most recent year to date Washington, DC crime statistics that are currently available. The data listed below is comprised of statistics for the entire geographical area of Washington, DC and its seven police districts.

In addition, the DC crime statistics report also includes a comparison to the 2010 crime rates through the same time period. The comparison shows a decrease in most of the types of crime reported.

Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Gun
January 1-December 20 2011 - 493     /     January 1-December 20 2010 - 583

Assault Dangerous Weapon (ADW) Excluding Gun
January 1-December 20 2011 - 1919     /     January 1-December 20 2010 - 1934

Sex Abuse
January 1-December 20 2011 - 361     /     January 1-December 20 2010 - 351

Homicide
January 1-December 20 2011 - 108     /     January 1-December 20 2010 - 130

Robbery with Gun
January 1-December 20 2011 - 836     /     January 1-December 20 2010 - 1254

Robbery excluding Gun
January 1-December 20 2011 - 2428     /     January 1-December 20 2010 - 2608

Arson
January 1-December 20 2011 - 35     /     January 1-December 20 2010 - 40

Burglary
January 1-December 20 2011 - 3776     /     January 1-December 20 2010 - 4035

Theft
January 1-December 20 2011 - 9866     /     January 1-December 20 2010 - 8728

Stolen Auto
January 1-December 20 2011 - 3640     /     January 1-December 20 2010 - 3967

The report reveals for 2011 there has been a decline in the occurrence of most crimes recorded in Washington, DC when compared to 2010. Robbery with a gun has seen the most significant drop, which is measured at 33% lower than last year. Homicides are also much lower and on track to hit a four decade low. Regarding the latest crime statistics, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said, "The important thing is that the numbers that I care about are going down - violent crime and street crime."

Reporting shows the crime rate in Washington, DC varies notably from one police district to the next. Total crime rates increased in 4 of the 7 police districts. The following is a list of the police districts organized by most crimes committed in 2011.

  •     Third District - Total 5741 crimes (increase 8% over last year)
  •     First Police District - Total 5470 crimes (increase 6% over last year)
  •     Second District - Total 5360 crimes (increase 4% over last year)
  •     Sixth District - Total 3965 crimes (decrease 2% over last year)
  •     Fifth District - Total 3772 crimes (increase 7% over last year)
  •     Seventh District - Total 3636 crimes (decrease 6% over last year)
  •     Fourth District - Total 2973 crimes (decrease 6% over last year)

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