Police Alert- ROBBERY (GUN) ESTABLISHMENT_NELLY’S SPORTS BAR: 900 U ST NW: 2B/M’S LAST SEEN IN A WHITE VEH UNKNOW MAKE AND MODEL DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20100197796
Nellie’s then confirmed the robbery and that a gun was involved.
Crime Stats: Large Rise in Gun Crimes
A quick check of MPD crime stats shows the following numbers for the area around 12th and U Street NWÂ¹ for the past one year compared to the prevoious one-year period. As you will note below, the number of robberies in the area has gone down from 55 to 47â€”but the number of those robberies with guns has doubled, from 12 to 24.
In the meantime, the number of assaults has almost tripled from 6 to 17 on the U Street corridor, which includes surrounding side streets to both the north and south.Â¹
Combine assaults and robberies and the number of such crimes has increased from 61 to 64 in the past year, a 5% increase. The number of gun crimes (robberies and assaults with a gun) in the U Street area has increased from 12 to 28â€”a 133% increase. There was one homicide in each of the years in the defined U Street NW reporting area.
Violent Crime Trends in Area
Robbery Excluding Gun
04/18/2008 to 04/18/2009: 43
04/18/2009 to 04/18/2010: 23 (43% decrease)
Robbery with Gun
04/18/2008 to 04/18/2009: 12
04/18/2009 to 04/18/2010: 24 (100% increase)
Assault with a Deadly Weapon (without gun)
04/18/2008 to 04/18/2009:Â 6
04/18/2009 to 04/18/2010: 13 (116% increase)
Assault with a Deadly Weapon (with gun)
04/18/2008 to 04/18/2009: 0
04/18/2009 to 04/18/2010: 4
Â¹ The U Street Corridor crime reporting area (see map above) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 12th and U NWâ€”an area that roughly runsÂ from 14th Street on the west to 9th Street on the east and from W Street on the north to S Street on the south. This area is in Police Service Area (PSA) 305, which is part of MPDâ€™s Third District.