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Stuff You Might Have Missed: Friday, Nov. 12


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How Many Foreign Countries Have You Visited?

This week’s Borderstan Reader Poll question is How many foreign countries have you visited? Residents of Dupont-Logan-U Street are, not surprisingly, an amazingly well-traveled bunch. Check out the results so far; the poll will be up through Sunday. The poll is always on the landing page, right nav bar.

Local Media Celebs: Who Makes How Much

Over at the Washingtonian, the news celebs on the list are not from the local-local (Borderstan area) media, but the list with estimations of who makes what at major news outlets, including national ones, is pretty interesting. Have to admit that the starting salary of $70,000 for a Washington Post reporter seems surprisingly high.

Pre-Order Your Christmas Tree from Ross School

The annual Holiday Tree Sale sponsored by the Ross School PTA is coming up — the first three weekends in December. Check out the prices; you can even pre-order your tree. Ross Elementary is located on the 1700 block of R Street NW.

Report from PSA 305 Meeting

The U Street Neighborhood Association has details from the most recent meeting of Police Service Area (PSA) 305. PSA 305 includes much of the U Street area. They’ve got crime stats, too (what do they show?). Remember that Borderstan also analyzes crime stats each month for an area of  U Street centered around 12th and U NW. See Monday’s post, U Street Area: Burglaries, Auto Crimes Up YOY.

ANC 2B Met Wednesday Night

Tom Hay is working on a story about Wednesday night’s meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B. Yes, we’ll have details on what’s happening with Hank’s Oyster Bar. Look for it in the Politics & Government section.

Neighborhoods Matter

Yep, we know neighborhoods are important. Here’s an interesting piece from the Sustainable Cities Collective on how neighborhoods and regions/metro areas may be more important than the city unit.

What DC Blocks Have More Crime?

From dcist: “The District of Columbia Crime Policy Institute released an intriguing brief this morning which claims that a small number of Census blocks in the District account for a large amount of the city’s crime.” Check out the map — it shows the numbers of crimes for each block in the entire city. Yes, we have some blocks in the area with higher than average numbers of crime. We’re betting a fair number of them are smash-and-grabs from cars.

Logan Circle House Tour: Sunday, Dec. 5

The annual Logan Circle House Tour is coming up, three weeks from this Sunday. It’s sponsored by the Logan Circle Community Association and the InTowner has details.

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U Street Area: Violent Crime Up, Property Crime Down


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There were nine violent crimes in August in the U Street NW area: 5 robberies, 3 assaults and 1 sex crime. The long gun crime was a robbery on the 900 block of T Street NW. (MPD Crime Database)

Violent crime was up last month in the U Street area on a year-over-year (YOY) basis, but a large drop in property crimes brought down the overall number of crimes. There were 37 total crimes in August 2010 compared to 32 in August 2009 and 29 in August 2008.

All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database. The U Street Corridor crime reporting area¹ (see map) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 12th and U NW—an area that roughly runs 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.

Violent crime: more robberies and assaults. Violent crime was up in the U Street area last month compared to both August 2009 and August 2008. There were nine violent crimes last month: five robberies, three assaults and one sex crime. The long gun crime was a robbery on the 900 block of T Street NW. This compares to five violent crimes in August 2008 when there were four robberies (one with a gun) and one assault. The only violent crime in August 2008 in the area was a robbery.

Declining property crime: fewer “smash and grabs.” In a trend seen all year, property crime declined in the U Street area in August on a YOY basis. There were 20 property crimes in the U Street area last month compared to 32 in August 2009 and 31 in August 2008. Last month’s number represents a 38% drop YOY from August 2009. The biggest decrease was in thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”)—there were 10 last month compared to 21 the previous August. The number of thefts declined from eight to five YOY.

Total crime stats for August 2008, 2009 and 2010 are below the fold.

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17th Street: Crime Down 56% in August YOY


17th Street NW Dupont Circle MPD crime statistics

There were three violent crimes in August in the 17th Street area, all of them robberies without guns. (MPD Crime Database)

Total crime in the 17th Street area dropped dramatically in August on a year-over-year basis—after rising dramatically in August 2009. There were just 17 crimes (violent and property) in the 17th Street area last month, which compares to 39 in August 2009 and 26 in August 2008. YOY, crime was down 56% in August 2010 compared to August 2009. Detailed numbers below the fold are from the MPD Crime Database.

Violent Crime Down

After rising YOY in August 2009, violent crime dropped in August 2010 when compared to the previous year. There were three violent crimes in the 17th Street area in August compared to six in August 2009 and four in August 2008. All three violent crimes last month were robberies without guns.

Declining Property Crime

After surging in August 2009, property crime plummeted in the 17th Street area YOY in August 2010. There were 14 property crimes in the 17th Street area last month compared to 33 in August 2009 and 22 in August 2008. The were noticeable drops in burglaries, thefts and thefts from autos.

The 17th Street corridor crime reporting area (see map) covers a circular area that radiates 1,000 feet from 17th and Q NW—an area that roughly runs from 18th Street on the west to 15th Street on the east and from S Street on the north to O Street/Massachusetts Avenue on the south. The crime reporting is in Police Service Area (PSA) 208, which is part of MPD’s Second District.

Detailed crime stats for the 17th Street Corridor in August 2008, 2009 and 2010 are below the fold.

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U Street: Property Crime Tumbles, Violent Crime Rises


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There were 40 violent crimes in the U Street area in the first six months of 2010, compared to 38 in the same period of 2009 and 30 in the same period of 2008. (MPD Crime Database)

Violent crime is up slightly in the first six months of 2010 in the U Street when compared to 2009. For the January though June 2010 period, there were 40 violent crimes in the area compared to 38 in same six-month period of 2009. There were only 30 violent crimes in the same period of 2008.

All numbers are for the six-month period of January 1 through June 30. Comparisons are on a year-over-year (YOY) basis, i.e., the six-month periods for 2008, 2009 and 2010 are compared. All statistics are from the MPD crime database.

While violent crime is up, property crime is down dramatically in 2010 after a huge rise in 2009. For the January through June 2010 period, there were 122 property crimes in the U Street area compared to 266 in the same period of 2009—a 54% decline. These numbers compare to 152 property crimes for the same period of 2008.

Due to dramatically fewer property crimes, the total crime rate for the U Street area is 47% lower YOY for the first six months of 2010. Compared to the first six months of 2008, total crime in the area was 11% lower in 2010.

Overview

  • Violent crime up 33% in two years.The most noticeable statistic for violent crime in the U Street area is the 33% increase in two years, from 30 such crimes in the first six months of 2008 to 40 in the same period this year.
    • Robberies down. Robberies and assaults account for the vast majority of violent crimes. The number of robberies in the U Street area declined slightly YOY in 2010—there were 28 this year compared to 35 in 2009 and 26 in 2008.
    • Assaults soar. There were 12 assaults in the January-June period of 2010, compared to 3 in the same six-month period of both 2008 and 2009.
    • Gun crimes down from last year. There were 11 gun crimes (robberies and assaults committed with a gun) in the first six months of 2010 in the U Street area, which is down from the 15 in the same period of 2009—but still higher than the 9 gun crimes in 2008.
  • Property crime down 54% from 2009. The dramatic decline in property crimes pushed down the total crime rate in the U Street area YOY. The main decreases were in auto crimes, both thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”) and stolen autos. In a trend seen throughout the Dupont-Logan-U Street area this year, the number of auto crimes soared in 2009 and then declined dramatically on a YOY basis for the January-June period. There were 63 thefts from autos in the U Street area for the first six months of 2010—a 65% decrease YOY from 2009.

Total crime stats for the January-June period of 2008, 2009 and 2010 are below the fold.

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UPDATED: Borderstan August Crime Up 37% From Last Year


UPDATE from editor: There are some important changes in the updated statistics in the MPD crime database for August 2009. For example, there were 34 thefts from autos for August 2009 in the Borderstan crime reporting area (not 24). Along with some other upates, this drives up the total number of crimes to 78 for the month. The text and charts have been updated to reflect this change.

Total crime (both violent and property crimes) for the  month of August 2009 in the Borderstan crime area¹ is 37% higher than in August 2008 and 15% higher than August 2007. Total crimes in August by year:

  • 78 in August 2009
  • 57 in August 2008
  • 68 in August 2007.

Historical numbers are provided to give you a sense of the direction of the crime rate in the neighborhood. (You can run crime statistics from the DC MPD online crime database for up to two years.) For a look at how August 2009 crime compares to June and July 2009, read  “Borderstan Crime Up 15% in August; 26% in 2 Months.”

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Borderstan Crime Up 15% in August; 26% in 2 Months


Location of the 11 violent crimes in the Borderstan crime area in August 2009. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

Click for larger image: Location of the 11 violent crimes in the Borderstan crime reporting area in August 2009. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

The location of thefts-from-autos in August 2009 in the Borderstan crime reporting area. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

Click for larger image: Location of the 34 thefts-from-autos in August 2009 in the Borderstan crime reporting area. (Source and image: MPD crime database.)

For the month of August, total crime in the Borderstan crime area¹ was up for the second straight month. The number of total crimes—violent and property—was 78 in August, compared to 68 in July and 62 in June. Percentage-wise, the August total crime rate in Borderstan was 15% higher than July and 26% higher than June.

Violent crimes for the past three months in Borderstan: 4 in June, 8 in July and 11 in August. Property crimes for the past three months: 58 in June, 60 in July and 67 in August. Percentage-wise, the number of property crimes is up 16% in two months (from 58 to 67).

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May, June, YTD Crime Stats for "New" Borderstan


This map shows the location of violent crimes that occurred in the Borderstan crime area in May and June 2009. (Map and statistics: MPD Crime Search database.)

This map shows the location of violent crimes that occurred in the Borderstan crime area in May and June 2009. (Map and statistics: MPD Crime Search database.)

Starting this month I am reporting crime stats differently for our area:

  • I am only collecting and analyzing crime stats for the new Borderstan crime area, which is larger than the old Borderstan.
  • I will no longer post separate crime stats for Police Service Areas (PSAs) 208 and 307, which are roughly the Dupont Circle and Logan Circle neighborhoods, respectively.
  • The old Borderstan crime area covered a circular area that radiated  1,000 feet from 15th and Corcoran Streets NW—an area that roughly went from south of P Street north to just above S Street… and from Kingman Place on the east almost to 17th Street on the west.
  • The new Borderstan crime area (see map above) covers a circular area that radiates 1,500 feet from 15th and Corcoran Streets NW—an area that runs  from 13th Street/Logan Circle west to New Hampshire Avenue/half way between 17th and 18th Streets… and from Rhode Island Avenue/O Street  in the south to T/Caroline Streets in the north.
  • The new Borderstan is still divided between PSA 208 (west of 15th) and PSA 307 (east of 15th), with a tiny sliver of PSA 305.

Note: It is easy to get crime stats for any PSA, ward or police district in the city from the MPD crime database. Likewise, you can get crime stats for any particular address or landmark designation, for a 100- to 1,500-foot radius. Another excellent source is CrimeReports, which includes MPD information and has great maps.

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