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by Borderstan.com — October 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm 0

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Police Service Area 307  covers the bulk of the Logan Circle neighborhood. (DC Citizen Atlas)

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

Welcome to another of our occasional profiles of Borderstan People — interesting and sometimes even well-known people who happen to work or live in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. Today’s profile Q&A is with Jeffery Carroll, Police Service Area (PSA) 307 Lieutenant for the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). PSA 307 covers the area around Logan Circle. (See Closer Look at PSA 307’s New Boundaries, Personnel.)

This is the fourth in our series of profiles of MPD personnel who work in Borderstan. Our first police profile was of Diane Groomes, assistant chief in charge of the Patrol Services and School Security Bureau. Our second profile was of Third District Commander Jacob Kishter and our third profile was of Second District Commander Michael Reese.

Borderstan: First, a little bit about your personal background. Where did you grow up? When did you decide you wanted to be a police officer?

Carroll: I grew up in Calvert County, in Southern Maryland. I have wanted to be a police officer since I was a child. Growing up, I always admired police officers and how they worked with the community to address problems.

Borderstan: When did you join the MPD? Were you an officer at another law enforcement agency?

Carroll: I joined MPD in June of 2002. While I was in college, I spent several summers working for the Ocean City Maryland Police Department, as a seasonal police cadet.

Borderstan: What positions have you held in the MPD? How long have you served in the Borderstan area?

Carroll: After completing initial training at the Metropolitan Police Academy, I was assigned to the Third District, in what was formerly PSA 310. This is the Logan Circle area. I worked in PSA 310, which became PSA 307, until I was promoted to sergeant in 2007. Then I was transferred to the First District and worked in PSA 107, which is the area near RFK [Robert F. Kennedy Stadium]. After six months I was transferred to the Patrol Services and School Security Bureau, where I worked for almost two years. In 2010, I was promoted to lieutenant and transferred back to the Third District, where I was assigned to PSA 308. In January of this year, I was reassigned to PSA 307, where I currently serve as the PSA manager.

Borderstan: What’s the most rewarding part of your job… your years as an officer in DC?

Carroll: The most rewarding part of my job is working with the citizens to resolve an issue, especially if it is an issue that has been ongoing for some time. I have developed many friendships over the years while working with residents addressing crime in the neighborhood. There is a real sense of accomplishment when you know you were able to play a role in reducing crime and enhancing the lives of others.

Borderstan: What’s the most challenging part of your job?

Carroll: The most challenging part of my job is trying to address all of the different concerns that members of the community have, along with the current crime trends, with the resources that are available. It is a difficult balancing act, but I believe we do a pretty good job.
Borderstan: What does a “typical” day entail?

Carroll: A typical day begins with reviewing my emails before coming to work. This way I can respond to any issues that require an immediate response, even before I get to work, and plan my day out. Once I get to work I review the crime reports to see what happened in the PSA while I was away from work and any emerging crime trends.

Many days I also serve as the Watch Commander for the Third District. As such, I am responsible for the entire Third District. I attend roll calls with the officers, respond to calls for service, and conduct many additional administrative duties throughout my shift. I also attend various community meetings and meetings with other organizations on a routine basis.

Borderstan: What recommendations or tips do you have for citizens to help them stay safe? What can citizens do to become more involved in MPD’s efforts?

Carroll: Being aware of your surroundings is one of the most important safety tips I can pass along. With the development of smart phones, electronic readers, and the other electronic devices that have come along over the past few years, most people walk around (and drive around) distracted. They really aren’t paying attention to what is going on around them; they are focused on these devices.

Criminals take advantage of these distractions and use them to their advantage. If you are the victim of a crime and you weren’t aware of what was going on before the crime occurred, it is very difficult to provide a description of the criminal or what was going on before the crime occurred. These details are very important in helping us locate and arrest the offender.

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by Borderstan.com — September 25, 2012 at 7:00 am 2 Comments

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

There was an early afternoon robbery that involved force and violence south of Logan Circle on Monday afternoon, September 24. The crime occurred at 2 pm at 11th and M Streets NW and involved two assailants.

The incident follows a Saturday afternoon robbery involving five assailants at 14th and T Streets NW.

From DC Police Alerts:

“1012 CONFIRMED A Robbery F&V that occurred at 1400 hours at 11th & M St., NW. LOF (2) B/Ms: #1 6’2″, 265 lbs., gray shirt, blk pants; #2 6’0″, 155 lbs., white shirt, blue pants. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20120483391. Sent on: 09/24 17:22.”

You can sign up for alerts through Alert DC and get alerts  by e-mail, cell phone, pager or wireless PDA. When signing up, you can select alerts on crime, transportation, utility outages/issues, government closings, breaking news, DC-sponsored events and Amber Alerts.

You can get more information about crime in the Borderstan area through the MPD listservs for the Second and Third Districts on Yahoo! Groups.

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by Borderstan.com — August 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm 1 Comment

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

DC Police arrested five people early Friday morning for prostitution solicitation near the intersection of 12th  and M Streets NW.
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Police Service Area (PSA) 307 Lieutenant Jeffery Carroll announced the arrests and noted that PSA 307 officers will continue to work with the Third District Crime Suppression Team and the DC Police Prostitution Unit to address prostitution in the area.

In June, the Third District Crime Suppression Team led an operation that resulted in 10 prostitution-related arrests, also near 12th Street NW and M Street NW (see Logan Prostitution Operation Nets 10 Arrests).

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by Borderstan.com — June 25, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 Comment

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Click for more information: Police Service Area 307 covers the bulk of the Logan Circle neighborhood. (DC Citizen Atlas)

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) made ten prostitution-related arrests in Police Service Area (PSA) 307 Friday morning. According to a post on the MPD Third District listserv by Lt. Jeffery Carroll, the Third District Crime Suppression Team led the crackdown.

An email from Lt. Carroll indicated that most of the arrests occurred at and around the intersection of 12th and M Streets NW — south of Logan Circle and east of Thomas Circle NW. He declined to give specifics of the operation at the risk of jeopardizing future operations.  PSA 307 uniformed officers will continue to give this area extra police attention. PSA 307 includes the Logan Circle neighborhood (see accompanying map). You can get more information about PSA 307 from the DC Citizen Atlas.

At the end of May, the Associated Press asked Third District Commander Jacob Kishter to designate the area near their Washington, DC bureau as a prostitution free zone. The bureau is located in the 1100 block of 13th Street NW, only a few blocks from the intersection of 12th Street NW and M Street NW.

Kishter replied that MPD is currently not using prostitution-free zones, because questions have arisen about their constitutionality. He noted that the area around the bureau would receive additional undercover patrols.

Residents who have lived in the Logan Circle area for more than 10 or 15 years will remember that prostitution has historically plagued the Circle and surrounding blocks.

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by Borderstan.com — March 26, 2012 at 12:26 am 0

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News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

A stabbing occurred Sunday at about 4 pm on T Street NW near the intersection with 14th Street NW. Police Service Area (PSA) 307 Lieutenant Jeffery Carroll reported that officers discovered the victim while on patrol.

The victim was transported to a hospital and no information on the individual’s condition was immediately available, but the Washington Examiner reported that the victim was breathing and conscious.

Carroll also announced that an arrest was made in the case after a canvass of the area by officers. No information on the suspect was released, but the original police alert noted that the suspect was a Hispanic male.

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by Borderstan.com — March 21, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 Comment

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An MPD patrol car  cruiser at the corner of R Street and Johnson Ave NW:  MPD has stepped up patrols in response to a rise in robberies across DC. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced three recent robbery arrests in cases in the Borderstan area. Two of the arrests were in the U Street NW corridor in Police Service Area (PSA 305) and one was in PSA 307 just north of Logan Circle.

On March 12 a female victim had her iPhone snatched from her around noon in the 1200 block of R Street NW. The suspect fled but was apprehended and arrested by police nearby. On March 16, police arrested a juvenile suspect for a robbery that occurred at 9th and U Streets NW on March 10.

Finally, on March 18, a victim was robbed inside of Italian Pizza Kitchen at 1110 U Street NW. The juvenile suspect fled, but was arrested by Metro Transit Police a short distance away on U Street NW.

Overall, there have been 61 robberies in Borderstan in 2012 (through March 18) up from 58 in this period in 2011. This is a much smaller increase than the citywide jump of about 31%. Gun robberies have been a problem both in Borderstan and citywide — increasing from 9 through March 18, 2011 to 17 so far this year in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. Citywide, gun robberies have jumped about 71% from 2011 numbers.

Examining trends within Borderstan is complicated somewhat by the changes in police district and service area boundaries that occurred January 1 (New Police Service Areas Take Effect January 1). The starkest changes, however, are in the two PSAs (305 and 307) that changed very little. The portion of PSA 305 within Borderstan remained essentially the same and PSA 307 only changed slightly in size. Their robberies trends, at least based on the first months of 2012, have changed rather dramatically. PSA 305 has recorded 12 robberies in 2012, down from 34 through March 18 in 2011, while PSA 307 has had 23 robberies so far in 2012, up from eight in this time period in 2011.

Recent coverage from The Washington Post points to increased efforts by police to target robberies citywide, including increasing uniformed and plainclothes patrols. MPD is also offering rewards of up to $10,000 for information leading to robbery arrests. Anyone with information on a robbery case is encouraged to call 202-727-9099.

MPD announced last week that a lengthy investigation led to 16 arrests, mostly for felony trafficking in stolen property. Twelve businesses in DC were searched as a result of the effort to crack down on fencing operations, and over 500 stolen phones and other electronic devices were recovered. None of the businesses involved are in the Borderstan area. Anyone who believes their electronic device may have been among those recovered can email [email protected] with a description of the product and information (e.g. a serial number) that establishes your ownership.

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by Borderstan.com — February 22, 2012 at 10:00 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

The recent surge in Borderstan robberies continued over the holiday weekend with eight additional incidents between Friday and Monday. Borderstan recorded at least one robbery each day between February 12 and February 20, the longest streak since August. This is for the Dupont, Logan and U Street areas.

Robberies for 2012 are up from 34 in 2011 to 39 so far this year. Despite the recent series of incidents, robberies remain slightly down for the month of February when compared to February 2011.

Gun robberies, however, remain a particular problem in Borderstan. Over 43% of 2012 robberies (17 of 39) have involved a gun, compared to just 20.5% of robberies (7 of 34) through February 20 in 2011.

Two weekend robberies in Borderstan involved a gun. A victim was robbed at about 7 pm Saturday at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue NW and R Street NW. A second Saturday gun robbery occurred in the 1700 block of 20th Street NW.

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Police Service Area 307 still covers the bulk of the Logan Circle neighborhood. (DC Citizen Atlas)

This follows the citywide trend, where gun robberies are up about 102% this year over 2011 numbers (see The Washington Times coverage of the crime increase).

Total robberies citywide through February 20 have risen from 405 in 2011 to 617 in 2012, an increase of more than 52%. The total robbery increase in Borderstan is a much smaller 14.7%.

Highest Increase in Logan Circle Area

Within Borderstan, robberies have been particularly prevalent in Police Service Area (307), which covers the Logan Circle area (see Closer Look at PSA 307’s New Boundaries, Personnel). So far 14 robberies have been recorded in PSA 307 in 2012, up from five in the same time period in 2011. Eight of these 14 robberies involved a gun. Conversely, robberies are down in the U Street area (PSA 305). Robberies in the part of PSA 305 in Borderstan are down from 18 in 2011 to nine so far this year.

The second most common violent crime, aggravated assault, is up slightly so far this year. Sixteen aggravated assaults have occurred in Borderstan in 2012, up from 13 in this time period last year. Three of the 16 incidents involved a gun, up from one in 2011.

One piece of good news for residents interested in tracking crime data in their neighborhood: the DC Police Crime Mapping Application is back in service as of Monday. The application was taken down at the beginning of the year to update district and PSA boundaries that shifted January 1 (New Police Service Areas Take Effect January 1).

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by Borderstan.com — February 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm 1 Comment

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Police Service Area 307 still covers the bulk of the Logan Circle neighborhood. (DC Citizen Atlas)

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at [email protected].

As of January 1, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) introduced new District and Police Service Area (PSA) boundaries (see New Police Service Areas Take Effect January 1). Over the next few weeks, we’ll be doing brief overviews of the boundaries of the new PSAs and how to contact the police personnel in charge of each area. We previously covered PSA 305 and PSA 301.

This week, we take a look at PSA 307 — see the Google map or the map at the DC Citizen Atlas. PSA 307 changed only slightly as part of realignment and continues to cover much of the area surrounding Logan Circle.

East to west, the new PSA 307 goes from 9th Street NW to 14th Street NW. PSA 307 has a northern boundary of S Street NW and a southern boundary of Massachusetts Avenue NW from 9th Street to where Massachusetts Avenue intersects with L Street NW at about 11th Street NW. The southern boundary then follows L Street NW until 14th Street NW (view Google map or map at DC Citizen Atlas).

Almost all of PSA 307 falls within Borderstan’s coverage areas, with the exception of a small portion in the southwestern part of the PSA that falls below Massachusetts Avenue NW. Prior to realignment, PSA 307 extended west to 15th Street NW instead of 14th Street NW. That area is now part of PSA 301 and PSA 208 (which we will be profiling next week).

PSA 307s Contacts

As a reminder, residents will have an opportunity to meet the new PSA management team at a meet and greet in February (we’ll post information on the meeting as soon as it’s available).

UPDATE: The first PSA 307 Community Meeting of 2012 will be held tonight (February 1) from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Thomas Circle.

 

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by Borderstan.com — January 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

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1000 Block of U Street NW: It was No. 4 on the list of blocks in the area for crime in 2011. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From last week: New Police Service Areas Take Effect January 1.

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at [email protected].

The total number of serious crime incidents in Borderstan increased about 14% in 2011 compared to 2010, based on a review of crime data from the DC Data Catalog. This increase was driven largely by an upsurge in property crime (which grew by 18.4%), not by violent crime (which actually decreased 3.8%).

The breakdown by Police Service Areas (PSAs) is below. In 2011, the Borderstan area was primarily part of three PSAs: 305 (U Street), 307 (Logan), and 208 (Dupont) with a small portion in 308 (Convention Center). Let me remind you that these PSA boundaries are changing for 2012: New Police Service Areas Take Effect January 1.

All four of these PSAs showed crime increases in 2011 compared to 2010, with the greatest percentage increase in PSA 208. Note that these figures only represent the part of each PSA that falls in the Borderstan coverage area.

Police Service Area (PSA)

2010 Crimes

2011 Crimes

% Change

305 (U Street)

735

814

+10.7%

307 (Logan)

716

787

+9.9%

308 (Convention Center)

126

142

+12.7%

208 (Dupont)

836

1013

+21.2%

Total:

2413

2756

+14.2%

As noted earlier, a review of offense types in 2010 and 2011 shows that violent crime levels stayed fairly steady in 2011, while some property crime categories showed increases. Assaults with a deadly weapon showed a very slight increase and robberies declined about 6.5%. While the numbers for homicides are quite small, compared to the five that occurred in 2010, 2011 saw just one homicide (although a second was committed adjacent to Borderstan’s boundaries).

The biggest jump came in thefts from auto, which increased from 748 in 2010 to a shocking 1,115 in 2011: an increase of about 49%. The combination of thefts and thefts from auto make up 71.2% of serious crime incidents in Borderstan, up from 64.8% in 2010. Stolen cars, however, declined by nearly 24% from 192 in 2010 to 146 in 2011.

Offense

2010 Frequency

2010 %

2011 Frequency

2011 %

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

111

4.6

118

4.3

Arson

1

0.0

1

0.0

Burglary

203

8.4

213

7.7

Homicide

5

0.2

1

0.0

Robbery

322

13.3

301

10.9

Sex Abuse

15

0.6

16

0.6

Stolen Auto

192

8.0

146

5.3

Theft

816

33.8

845

30.7

Theft from Auto

748

31.0

1,115

40.5

Total:

2,413

100.0

2,756

100.0

What were the “hottest” blocks for crime incidents in 2011? The full year data paint a similar picture to our earlier analysis for the first ten months of 2011 (Crime in Borderstan: Do You Live on a “Hot” Street Block?). The 1400 block of P Street NW ended up as the “hottest” block, totaling 47 incidents, one more than the 1300 block of U Street NW. The top three blocks in terms of total incidents stayed the same in 2011 as in 2010.

There were some notable changes in the top 10 crime-ridden streets in 2011 compared to 2010. The 1000 block of U Street NW, for example, saw a sharp rise in incidents from 12 in 2010 to 35 in 2011. The 1400 block of R Street NW saw a marked decline from 30 incidents in 2010 to just 12 in 2011. This same block, however, was the site of an early evening shooting in November (Thursday 5pm Shooting, 1400 Block of R Street NW).

 

2011

2010

Rank

Street Block

Crimes

Rank

Street Block

Crimes

1.

1400 B/O P Street NW

47

1.

1400 B/O P Street NW

46

2.

1300 B/O U Street NW

46

2.

1300 B/O U Street NW

43

3.

1600 B/O Connecticut Avenue NW

36

3.

1600 B/O Connecticut Avenue NW

37

4.

1000 B/O U Street NW

35

4.

1500 B/O Connecticut Avenue NW

35

5.

1500 B/O Connecticut Avenue NW

28

5.

1400 B/O R Street NW

30

6.

1700 B/O P Street NW

27

5.

1400 B/O Rhode Island Avenue NW

30

7.

1200 B/O U Street NW

26

7.

Dupont Circle

28

8.

1700 B/O T Street NW

25

8.

1200 B/O U Street NW

25

8.

1900 B/O 14th Street NW

25

9.

1700 B/O Connecticut Avenue NW

23

10.

1800 B/O 14th Street NW

24

9.

1400 B/O U Street NW

23

9.

1700 B/O Massachusetts Avenue NW

23

An important reminder on these data and analyses: incidents can be reclassified or removed later, and so the numbers presented here should not be seen as exact and can be subject to later modification and correction.

by Borderstan.com — November 7, 2011 at 11:00 am 0

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There were 18 violent crimes in Logan Circle’s PSA in October: 16 robberies and 2 assaults; 3 0f these crimes involved a gun. (MPD Crime Database)

A quick look at the October crime stats for the Logan Circle area shows an increase from September to October. There were 92 crimes reported in October – with an increase in both property crimes and violent crimes. In October, the crime mix consisted of  18 violent crimes and 74 property crimes; in September, the mix looked like 13 violent crimes and 63 property crimes.

These crimes were reported in Police Service Area (PSA) 307, which covers the bulk of the Logan Circle neighborhood. The numbers have been taken from the DC Police Crime Database.

Types of Crimes in October in PSA 307

  • Violent (18): 16 robberies (2 with guns), 2 assaults (1 with a gun)
  • Property (74): 5 burglaries, 23 thefts, 36 theft from autos, 10 stolen autos

What Changed from September?

  • Robberies were up: 9 in September (1 with a gun) and 16 in October (2 with guns).
  • Assaults were down: 4 in September (0 with guns) and 2 in October (1 with a gun).
  • Burglaries were up: 3 in September and 5 in October.
  • Thefts were down: 34 in September and 23 in October.
  • Thefts from autos were up: 23 in September and 36 in October.
  • Stolen auto were up: 3 in September and 10 in October.

4-Month Trend in PSA 307/Logan Circle **

  • October 2011: 18 violent crimes and 74 property crimes (92 total crimes).
  • September 2011: 13 violent crimes and 63 property crimes (74 total crimes).
  • August 2011: 21 violent crimes and 48 property crimes (69 total crimes).
  • July 2011: 7 violent crimes and 52 property crimes (59 total crimes).

** There are seasonal differences in crime and crime patterns can be affected by weather conditions as well.

 

by Borderstan.com — September 28, 2011 at 11:00 am 0

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Logan Circle: There were 21 violent crimes in PSA 307 in August 2011, up from 16 in August 2010. The number of violent crimes committed with guns, however, declined. (MPD Crime Database)

From Matty Rhoades

Property crime in the Logan Circle area in August continued a downward trend that began last year. The August crime statistics for Police Service Area (PSA) 307 show a year-over-year (YOY) 33% decrease in property crime.

Violent crime in the Logan Circle PSA was up slightly — there were 21 violent crimes last month compared to 16 in August 2010. When both categories are combined — property and violent — crime was down 22% on a YOY basis in August 2011. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database. Full numbers are in the chart below.

Logan Circle, PSA 307, Borderstan, thefts from autos

Logan Circle: Thefts from autos are one of the most common city crimes. There were 12 in August 2011, down from 17 the previous August. (MPD Crime Database)

  • Violent Crime. There were 13 robberies last month (two with a gun) compared to 13 the previous August (six with guns). The number of assaults rose from two in July 2010 to seven last month.
  • Gun Crimes. The good news is that gun crimes decreased; there were three last month compared to seven in August 2010.
  • Property Crime. There were declines in burglaries, thefts and thefts from autos on a YOY basis in August 2011.

3-Year Trend: 2008 to 2011

What does the three-year trend, 2008-1011, for the month of August show for PSA 307?

  • Violent crime is up 62% — but the relatively low number of such crimes can make the percentage increase misleading. There were 13 violent crimes in August 2008, 8 in August 2009, 16 in August 2010 and 21 in August 2011.
  • Property crime is down 32%. There were 76 property crimes in August 2008 compared to 52 in August 2011.

 

Crime in Police Service Area 307: August 1-31
Crime Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 % Change 2010 to 2011 % Change 2008 to 2011
Homicide 0 0 1 0 Down 100% No change
Sex Abuse 1 0 0 1 N.A. No change
Robbery without Gun 9 4 7 11 Up 57% Down 18%
Robbery with Gun 0 2 6 2 Down 67% Down 100%
Assault with Dangerous Weapon (no gun) 2 2 1 6 Up 500% Up 200%
Assault with Dangerous Weapon (with gun) 1 0 1 1 No change No change
Total Violent Crime 13 8 16 21 Up 31% Up 62%
Burglary 10 6 9 8 Down 78% Down 20%
Theft 29 33 42 26 Down 33% Down 10%
Theft from Auto 28 38 17 12 Down 12% Down 57%
Stolen Auto 9 4 4 6 Down 25% Down 33%
Arson 0 0 0 0 N.A. No change
Total Property Crime 76 81 72 52 Down 33% Down 32%
TOTAL CRIME 89 89 88 59

Down 22%

Down 34%

by Borderstan.com — August 15, 2011 at 11:00 am 0

PSA 307, Logan Circle, MPD Crime Database, Burglaries

There were five robberies last month in PSA 307, none of them with a gun. In July 2010 there were 16 robberies, eight of them with a gun. (MPD Crime Database)

From Matty Rhoades

Both violent and property crime were down last month in the Logan Circle area when compared to July 2010. The July MPD crime statistics for Police Service Area (PSA) 307 show a year-over-year (YOY) 65% decrease in violent crime and a 16% decrease for property crime. Total crime — both categories combined — is down 28% on a YOY basis for July.

There were only seven violent crimes in July in PSA 307 compared to 20 in July 2010. On the property crime side, there were 52 property crimes last month compared to 62 in July 2010. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database. Full numbers are in the chart below.

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by Borderstan.com — July 25, 2011 at 11:00 am 0

MPD Crime Statistics, PSA 307, Logan Circle, Borderstan

Thefts from autos are the most common type of crime. There were 159 in the Logan Circle area in the first six months of 2011. (MPD Crime Database)

From Matty Rhoades

For the first six months of 2011, the number of crimes in the Logan Circle area was steady in most categories compared to the same period of 2010 — with the exception of thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”).

The huge rise in this single category drove up the crime rate in the Logan Circle area. Smash and grabs are the most common type of crime in the Borderstan area, so a large rise in this category can easily drive up the overall rate.

Police Service Area (PSA) 307 covers the Logan Circle neighborhood. All numbers are from the MPD Crime Database.

Detailed crime numbers for Logan Circle are below the fold. The Dupont Circle numbers were reported last week and the citywide numbers were detailed earlier this month.

Six-Month Numbers for Logan Circle

For the January through June period, there were 62 violent crimes in PSA 307, the same as in the first six months of 2010. Robberies decreased from 45 to 40 for the comparable six-month period. However, the number of assaults rose from 11 to 18. Gun crimes rose slightly from 10 in the January to June period of 2010 to 12 this year. Gun crimes are all crimes (usually robberies and assaults) committed with guns.

There were 308 property crimes in the first six months of 2011 in PSA 307, up from 222 in the same period of 2010. This was due to the huge rise in the number of smash and grabs. There were declines in the number of burglaries and stolen autos while thefts were up slightly.

Three-Year Trend: 2008 to 2011

What does the three-year trend for the January through June period in PSA 307 show?

  • 2008 versus 2011: Violent crime down 14%.
  • Property crime down 21% from 2008 to 2011 for first six months of the year.
  • Total crime — property and violent crime combined — down 20%.
  • The number of robberies (with and without a gun) are down 16% since 2008. 
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon has is down 18% since 2008.
  • Gun crime — robberies and assaults involving guns — have increased 71% from seven to 12 gun crimes.
Crime in Police Service Area 307: January 1 through June 30
Crime Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 % Change 2010 to 2011 % Change 2008 to 2011
Homicide 0 0 0 1 No change N/A
Sex Abuse 1 3 6 3 Down 50% Up 200%
Robbery without Gun 43 41 36 30 Down 17% Down 30%
Robbery with Gun 5 25 9 10 Up 11% Up 100%
Assault with Dangerous Weapon (no gun) 20 23 10 16 Up 60% Down 20%
Assault with Dangerous Weapon (with gun) 2 4 1 2 Up 11% No change
Total Violent Crime 71 97 62 62 No change Down 14%
Burglary 42 43 26 25 Down 4% Down 40%
Theft 105 165 99 105 Up 6% No change
Theft from Auto 202 240 73 159 Up 118% Down 21%
Stolen Auto 43 38 24 18 Down 25% Down 58%
Arson 0 0 0 1 NA NA
Total Property Crime 392 486 222 308 Up 39% Down 21%
TOTAL CRIME 463 583 284 370

Up 30%

Down 20%

by Borderstan.com — June 27, 2011 at 11:09 am 0

MPD Crime Database, PSA 307, Borderstan, Logan Circle, thefts from autos

PSA 307: There were 22 thefts from autos in May, up from four in May of last year. Year to date, thefts from autos are up 121% in PSA 307 compared to 2010. (MPD Crime Database)

From Matty Rhoades

Due to a 97% rise in property crime, total crime in the Logan Circle area was up substantially in May from the previous year. On a year-over-year (YOY) basis, there were 74 crimes reported in Police Service Area (PSA) 307 last month, compared to 42 in April 2010.

The biggest increase was in thefts from autos (“smash and grabs”) or “TFAs,” but there were also more thefts, burglaries and stolen autos in the Logan Circle-area PSA. YOY the number of property crimes almost doubled, from 32 in May 2010 to 63.

There was a similar increases in TFAs and thefts in the Logan Circle in April and March as well. Year to date (January 1-June 26), property crime in PSA 307 is up 42% compared to last year. There were 212 property crimes from January 1 to June 26, 2010 — but 300 for the same period this year. The biggest increase is in TFAs, which are up 121% on a YOY basis; there have been 154 such crimes so far this year compared to 71 for the same period of last year.

Violent crime rose slightly last month YOY. There were 11 reported violent crimes in 307 last month compared to nine to previous May. There were a combined nine robberies and assaults last month — the same as the previous May. Last month there were two reported sex abuse crimes in 307. However, year to date, violent crime is down slightly in 307: There have been 57 violent crimes so far this year compared to 61 in the same period of 2010.

How do May numbers for 307 compare to April and March? Find out: Logan Circle Smash and Grabs on the Rise and Logan Circle: Property Crime Up in March.

PSA 307 covers an area from L Street NW on the south to S Street NW on the north and from 9th Street NW on the east to 15th Street NW on the west. All numbers are from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Crime Database.

The Trendline

What does the May trendline show for PSA 307?

  • May 2011: 74 crimes (11 of them violent crimes)
  • May 2010: 42 crimes (9 of them violent crimes)
  • May 2009: 126 crimes (31 of them violent crimes)
  • May 2008: 79 crimes (10 of them violent crimes)

Specific crimes for May are listed below.

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by Borderstan.com — June 26, 2011 at 9:49 pm 0

There were four armed robberies in Northwest DC over the weekend, with one occurring in Logan Circle. The one close to home happened at 5:58 am on the 1200 block of 13th Street NW (between M and N Streets).

The DC Police Alert for the 13th Street robbery: “ROBBERY GUN_0558 HRS_1200 B/O 13TH ST NW _LOF B/M 6′, LSW RED T-SHIRT, BLACK HAT, MED CPLX, ARMED W/A LARGE GUN L/S RUNNING UP 13TH ST NW  DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20110322576″

Further west, there was a robbery involving a gun at 23rd and M Streets NW. From the DC Police Alert: “ROBBERY FORCE & VIOLENCE_0606 HRS_23RD & M ST NW_LOF A DARK GREEN VEH W/ DC TAGS DS7217 – 2 B/M’S WEARING MASKS ARMED W/ GUNS ON WAS WEARING A RED SHIRT DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20110322581″

To the north in Columbia Heights at 14th and Oak Streets NW (four blocks north of Park Road) was another early Saturday robbery involving a gun. From the DC Police Alert: “TYPE_ROBBERY HOLD UP GUN_TIME_0627 HOURS_LOCATION_14TH ST & OAK ST NW_DESCRIPTION_LOF_GOLD SUBURBAN SUV_ DC TAG_DR5418_SUSPECTS_2B/M_WEARING RED BASEBALL CAP,WHITE SHIRT,BROWN COMPLEXION DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20110322597″

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